Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper: Stop

This one goes out to the Strand Bookstore, where I recently unloaded a ton of books, and where the helpful fellow there asked me, a propos of the cover of a book I was selling, whether or not I knew Bloomfield and Kooper's work. I know OF Bloomfield and Kooper, I replied hesitatingly. And then he went off on a great disquisition which inspired me to dig further. And that brings us to this moment.

The photo is of Bloomfield, yes; Kooper, quite right; but the third musketeer? All I can say is that these three must have raised some serious hell up at the Red Lion in Stockbridge.

This is off of the Bloomfield/Kooper/Stills Super Session album. The fade out is cruel.


Anonymous said...

norman ROCKwell?

emmett said...

Nice. Longtime listeners will recall hearing the OG

Anonymous said...

Yep...that's Norman Rockwell. He painted a portrait of the two for the cover of "The Live Adventures of Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper". Great album cover.


ib said...

The fade out is indeed cruel. What a splendid jam.

Sheridan Dupre said...

Yes! That is Stormin' Norman Rockwell.