1970 Al Kooper – Easy Does It

Easy Does It is the third solo album by American 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”.

Tracks

1  Brand New Day (Main Theme From “The Landlord”) (Al Kooper) 5:13
2  Piano Solo Introduction (Al Kooper) 2:00
3  I Got A Woman (Ray Charles, Renald Richard) 4:33
4  Country Road (James Taylor) 4:25
5  I Bought You The Shoes (You’re Walking Away In) (Bob Brass, Irwin Levine, Al Kooper) 2:01
6  Introduction 0:50
7  Easy Does It (Al Kooper) 5:28
8  Buckskin Boy (Al Kooper, Charlie Calello) 3:10
9  Love Theme From “The Landlord” (Al Kooper) 3:14
10  Sad Sad Sunshine (Al Kooper) 5:07
11  Let The Duchess No (John Gregory, Jim Robets) 3:20
12  She Gets Me Where I Live (Al Kooper, Charlie Calello) 3:37
13  A Rose And A Baby Ruth (JD Loudermilk) 3:31
14  Baby Please Don’t Go (Big Joe Williams) 12:26
15  God Sheds His Grace On Thee (Al Kooper, Charlie Calello) 3:30

Media

Musicians

GuitarAl Kooper
OrganAl Kooper
PianoAl Kooper
SynthesizerAl Kooper
VibraphoneAl Kooper

Other Musicians

1 Brand New Day (Main Theme From “The Landlord”)

BassStu Woods
DrumsRick Marotta


3 I Got A Woman

BassStu Woods
DrumsRick Marotta
SaxFred Lipsius


4 Country Road

BassStu Woods
DrumsRick Marotta
HarmonicaPeter Ivers


5 I Bought You The Shoes (You’re Walking Away In)

BassStu Woods
DrumsRick Marotta
Pedal Steel GuitarDavid Bromberg


7 Easy Does It

BassStu Woods
DrumsRick Marotta


8 Buckskin Boy

BassStu Woods
DrumsRick Marotta
GuitarDavid Bromberg
GuitarTom Cosgrove


9 Love Theme From “The Landlord”

BassJohn Miller (2)
DrumsAl Rogers
GuitarJoe Beck
GuitarStuart Scharf
PercussionGeorge Devens


10 Sad Sad Sunshine

BassJoe Osborn
DrumsJoe Correro
GuitarFreddy Weller
GuitarKeith Allison
SitarAl Kooper
TablasMilt Holland


11 Let The Duchess No

BassCharlie McCoy
DrumsKenny Buttrey
GuitarCharlie Daniels
GuitarWayne Moss
Pedal Steel GuitarPete Drake
Background VocalsThe Blossoms


12 She Gets Me Where I Live

BassLyle Ritz
DrumsEarl Palmer
GuitarLouie Shelton
GuitarTommy Tedesco
PianoLarry Knechtel


13 A Rose And A Baby Ruth

BassStu Woods
DrumsRick Marotta
GuitarTom Cosgrove
Pedal Steel GuitarDavid Bromberg
Background VocalsRick Marotta
Background VocalsStu Woods


14 Baby Please Don’t Go

BassStu Woods
DrumsRick Marotta
CongasBobby Colomby


15 God Sheds His Grace On Thee

BassLyle Ritz
DrumsEarl Palmer
GuitarLouie Shelton
GuitarTommy Tedesco
PianoLarry Knechtel

Liner Notes

Producer – Al Kooper
Arranged By (Strings & Horns) – Charlie Calello (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15)
Arranged By, Conductor – Jimmie Haskell (Tracks 10, 13)
Engineer – Don Puluse, Neil Wilburn, Stan Tonkel, Sy Mitchell, Tim Geelan
Mastered By – Mike Ruschack
Recorded By (Recordist Extraordinaire) – Doug Pomeroy
Remix, Engineer – Stan Weiss
Supervised By (Sound) – Warren Vincent

Cover (Front) – Rúspoli-Rodríguez
Photography By (Cover) – Columbia Records Photo Studio, Don Hunstein

Manufactured By – Columbia Records
Manufactured By – CBS Inc.
Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman
Mastered At – Customatrix