The Sons & Daughters Of Paramus

Al Kooper's 65th Birthday Celebration
at the B.B. King Blues Bar & Grill
New York City, February, 7, 2009

by Dr. Zoet (all photos by Martin Brooks)

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Al Kooper celebrating his 65th birthday




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In a tremendous night reminiscent of his 50th birthday at the Bottom Line, Al played solo, with a country band, with the Danny Kalb Trio, with the Prisoners of 2nd Avenue and with the Funky Faculty in a night of rock, country, folk and blues

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Prisoners of 2nd Avenue (John Conte, Rich Pagano & Jimmy Vivino) w/ special guest Frank Agnello playing as The Self-Righteous Brothers with Al Kooper




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Clockwise from upper left: John Conte, guest and Fab Faux member Frank Agnello, Rich Pagano, Jimmy Vivino & the Prisoners of 2nd Avenue




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Mike Bloomfield's brother Allan presenting Jimmy with a protype of the Gibson Mike Bloomfield guitar



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Jimmy playing the Bloomfield guitar on Albert's Shuffle



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Rich Pagano & Jimmy




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Al playing with the great Danny Kalb (from the Blues Project)




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The Funky Faculty: Bob "Dyno" Doezema (guitars), Jeff Stout (horns), Daryl Lowery (sax), Jesse Williams (bass), Mark Tuscera (drums)




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The many sides of Al Kooper




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Partial set list:

Solo
included:
Just One Smile

w/ Country band
included:
That's All Right Mama
BeBopALula
16 Tons
I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
Whiskey Train

w/ the Danny Kalb Trio
included:
Alberta
You Can't Catch Me
God Don't Ever Change
Messin' with the Kid

w/ the Self-Righteous Brothers
included:
Albert's Shuffle
Feelin' Groovy
Like A Rolling Stone
Gimmie Some Lovin'

w/ the Funky Faculty
included:
My Hands Are Tied
Treat Her Right
Come Back Baby
Who Do You Love
It Takes A Lot to Laugh (It Takes A Train To Cry)
Going, Going, Gone
Flute Thing
Coming Back In A Cadillac

Encore (solo): Bright Day Somewhere



All photos Copyright © 2009 by Martin Brooks.
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