New York City (You're a Woman)

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New York City (You're a Woman)
New York City (You're a Woman) (Al Kooper album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by Al Kooper
Released June 1971
Recorded 1971
Studio Trident Studios, London
Columbia Studios, Hollywood, CA
Genre Rock
Length 42:53
Label Columbia
Producer Al Kooper
Al Kooper chronology
Easy Does It
New York City (You're a Woman)
A Possible Projection of the Future / Childhood's End
Singles from New York City (You're a Woman)
  1. "New York City (You're a Woman)"
    Released: July, 1971
  2. "Medley: Oo Wee Baby, I Love You / Love Is A Man's Best Friend"
    Released: November, 1971
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

New York City (You're a Woman) is the fourth album by singer-songwriter Al Kooper for Columbia Records, recorded and released in 1971.


The album was recorded with two separate groups, one in Los Angeles, California (which produced eight tracks) and the other in London, England (which produced three). It was inspired by the likes of Elton John (whose "Come Down in Time" is covered), The Beatles and Neil Young. Kooper trotted out a more subdued sound than on his previous albums, recorded without the horns and orchestrations. He kept to his normal format of original compositions interspersed with covers, including the traditional folk-song "500 Miles". Among the best-known tracks from the album is the title track, the only released portion of the presumably unfinished New York City: 6 A.M. to Midnight project.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "New York City (You're a Woman)" (Al Kooper) – 5:20
  2. "John the Baptist (Holy John)" (Kooper, Phyllis Major) – 3:34
  3. "Can You Hear It Now (500 Miles)" (Traditional, arranged by Kooper) – 3:27
  4. "The Ballad of the Hard Rock Kid" (Kooper) – 4:19
  5. "Going Quietly Mad" (Kooper) – 3:54
  6. Medley
    "Oo Wee Baby, I Love You" (Richard Parker) – 1:59
    "Love Is A Man's Best Friend" (Irwin Levine, Kooper) – 2:24
  7. "Back on My Feet" (Kooper) – 3:22
  8. "Come Down in Time" (Bernie Taupin, Elton John) – 4:39
  9. "Dearest Darling" (Bo Diddley) – 3:55
  10. "Nightmare #5" (Kooper) – 3:00
  11. "The Warning (Someone's on the Cross Again)" (Kooper, Phyllis Major) – 3:00





  1. ^ Planer, L. (2011). "New York City (You're a Woman) - Al Kooper | AllMusic". Retrieved 26 July 2011.