Al Kooper: Act Like Nothing's Wrong
Ben Edmonds, Phonograph Record, November 1976
TO PRESERVE WHAT little remains of a once-great dignity, I'm obligated to confess to a blatant conflict of interest in the following evaluation of Al Kooper. Fact is, I'm in it up to my earlobes. See, I wrote a book with Al Kooper, Backstage Passes, which Stein & Day is set to unleash shortly after the first of the year. (Too late for Xmas, but it'll make a great Easter present!) Quite a nifty little item it is, too; plenty of good humor and rock & roll illumination collected by Al as he stumbled successfully through the 60's.
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