View Full Version : Al Cooper on World Cafe....

May-03-2004, 10:33am
Anyone catch Al Cooper (http://www.worldcafe.org/artist_detail.php?artist=971) on World Cafe recently?

The last thing I expected to hear was the guy who played Hammond B3 on Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone", wrote "This Diamond Ring" for Garry Lewis and the Playboys, founded Blood Sweat and Tears, played keys and guitar on countless charted recordings, play solo mandolin on the World Cafe...

Pretty cool....

May-03-2004, 10:54am
How did he sound, what style did he play?

May-03-2004, 11:31am
He played an original (?) blues tune with vocals in the key of G...

Sounded like a pretty nice mandolin, too...

May-03-2004, 1:00pm
Thanks for the link. I just listened to today's show with Charlie Musselwhite. Good stuff.

May-03-2004, 1:15pm
I bet "Season of the Witch" would sound right cool on da mando...

May-05-2004, 1:24pm
It's Al Kooper with a "K" isn't it?

I thought that looked like a weird spelling at the World Cafe site....

May-12-2004, 1:45pm
Hey Alan
I saw Tim O'Brien play Season of the Witch in Toronto last November. He didn't do it on the mando though, he used is Bazouki. You can probably find a bootleg on the internet of this show, to check it out for youself. I know there are lots of Tim O shows floating around.

May-22-2004, 1:25pm
It's Al Kooper with a "K" isn't it?
Yes. I came into this thread half expecting to see a guy biting the peghead off of a mandolin.