This eye-opening list of the top Al Kooper keyboard songs show that his contributions to rock and roll are not only significant, they are incredibly varied. Kooper was part of the band that helped Bob Dylan “go electric” at the Newport Folk Festival. He forged the jazz/R/rock fusion sound by forming Blood, Sweat & Tears in 1967.
Al Kooper and Bob Dylan | Al Kooper (talking about BoB recording sessions) Dylan - “Al Kooper, who had happened to discover Lynyrd Skynyrd, had played on some of my best records, so I asked Johnston to call him. That was my only suggestion to Johnston as to who to book. I thought Al might be in New York anyway.”