When Legends Gather #614


Al Kooper, Norman Rockwell and Mike Bloomfield

5 comments:

Robert Fiore said...

Renowned illustrator thanks the two brave young men who saved him from drowning . . .

markxus25 said...

Obvious reason for the auspicious meet: Rockwell painted the album cover for The Live Adventures of Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper, recently re-released on CD.

estiv said...

Ties in with the Hammond organ post, as Al was a real champion of the instrument in the rock era, e.g. "Like a Rolling Stone."

nestmeister said...

Al Kooper turned up to the 'Like A Rolling Stone' sessions to play guitar, but says that he heard Mike Bloomfield play and saw his guitar career end right there.

In order to get in on the recording, he jumped on to the Hammond and began tinkering, prompting Tom Wilson, the producer, to say, 'Man, that guy's not an organ player.'

Kooper: 'So my twisted Gospel met Dylan's twisted rock 'n' roll... and it was a very excellent marriage.'

Bloomfield is woefully unknown by the masses these days. Along with Rory Gallagher and Peter Green, one of my favourite white blues pickers.

marietta said...

Norman,the whole humanity a. geniality is in your friendly face,thanks tom.