Easy Does It (Al Kooper album)

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Easy Does It
Easy Does It (Al Kooper album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by Al Kooper
Released August 1970
Recorded 1969
Genre Rock
Length 62:24
Label Columbia
Producer Al Kooper
Al Kooper chronology
You Never Know Who Your Friends Are
(1969)
Easy Does It
(1970)
New York City (You're a Woman)
(1971)
Singles from Easy Does It
  1. "Brand New Day"
    Released: June 16, 1970
  2. "I Got A Woman"
    Released: September 28, 1970
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Easy Does It is the third solo album by New York City-based singer-songwriter Al Kooper, recorded and released in 1970 for Columbia Records.

A double album, Easy Does It featured Kooper on an expanded number of instruments, including sitar (used to effect on the country-tinged "Sad, Sad Sunshine"), vibes and electronic effects. While mostly backed by Bretheren rhythm section Stu Woods and Rick Marotta, Kooper also utilized groups in Nashville and Los Angeles to record the tracks for the album.

Two tracks were also featured on the soundtrack to the counter-culture film The Landlord, "Brand New Day" and "Love Theme from The Landlord".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Brand New Day" (Al Kooper) – 5:10
  2. "Piano Solo Introduction to I Got a Woman" (2:00)
  3. "I Got a Woman" (Ray Charles, Renald Richard) – 4:30
  4. "Country Road" (James Taylor) – 4:22
  5. "I Bought You the Shoes (You're Walking Away In)" (Bob Brass, Irwin Levine, Kooper) – 1:57
  6. "Introduction" (0:50)
  7. "Easy Does It" (Kooper) – 5:25
  8. "Buckskin Boy" (Kooper, Charlie Calello) – 3:10
  9. "Love Theme from The Landlord" (Kooper) – 3:12
  10. "Sad, Sad Sunshine" (Kooper) – 5:04
  11. "Let the Duchess No" (John Gregory, Jim Roberts) – 3:17
  12. "She Gets Me Where I Live" (Kooper, Charlie Calello) – 3:34
  13. "A Rose and a Baby Ruth" (J.D. Loudermilk) – 3:29
  14. "Baby, Please Don't Go" (Big Joe Williams) – 12:26
  15. "God Sheds His Grace on Thee" (Kooper, Charlie Calello) – 3:27

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Technical[edit]

  • Al Kooper – producer
  • Don Puluse, Neil Wilburn, Stan Tonkel, Sy Mitchell, Tim Geelan – engineers
  • Mike Ruschack – mastering engineer
  • Stan Weiss – remix engineer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Planer, L. (2011). "Easy Does It - Al Kooper | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 26 July 2011.