Soul of a Man: Live

1. Somethin' Goin' On (Kooper, Al) - 7:34
2.I Can't Keep from Cryin' Sometimes (Kooper, Al) - 4:31
3. I Stand Alone Medley:I Stand Alone/I Can Love a Woman/New York City (Kooper, Al) - 6:21
4. Flute Thing (Kooper, Al) - 8:52
5. Don't Tell Me (McLaughlin, Pat) - 3:46
6. Two Trains Running (Waters, Muddy) - 11:36
7. Heartbeat (Belew) - 5:05
8. Sleepwalk (Farina, Ann) - 2:59
9. Just One Smile (Newman, Randy) - 6:08
10. I Can't Quit Her (Kooper, Al ) - 3;54
11. I Wanna Little Girl (Mencher, Murray ) - 5:11
12. My Days Are Numbered (Kooper, Al) - 5:52
13. I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know (Kooper, Al) - 7:13
14. Vocal Intro - 1:15
15. Made in the Shade (VanZant, Ronnie) - 5:06
16. Downtime (Kooper, Al ) - 4:38
17. Violets of Dawn (Anderson, Eric) - 3:41
18. Albert's Shuffle (Bloomfield, Mike) - 7:15
19. Closing Medley:You Can't Always Get What You Want/Season of the Witch (Donovan/Jagger) - 12:39

Produced: 1995 Produced by: Al Kooper
Record label: Musicmasters 65113
Recorded live at the Bottom Line, Soul of a Man is an Al Kooper retrospective reuniting him with two celebrated bands -- The Blues Project and Blood, Sweat, and Tears -- and also features his current unit, the Rekooperators. The Blues Project tracks revive the most underrated blues-rock band of the 60s. The versatile unit plays with conviction and feeling as it cranks out solid blues on the amazing "Two Trains Runnin'," recreates 60s psychedelia with "Flute Thing," and puts a new spin on the folk song "Violets of Dawn." The original Kooper brainchild, Blood, Sweat, and Tears, never recorded a live album, but if the five tracks here are any indication, they were tremendous live. This Kooper-led version of the influential jazz-rock band wails on songs from the first BS&T album and hits its apex with a fantastic trumpet duel between Randy Brecker and Lew Soloff on "My Days Are Numbered."
While most of Soul of a Man is excellent, at 50, Kooper's voice doesn't hit the high notes very well anymore, and there are the occasional gaffes. However, the incredible energy and overall solid musicianship make Soul of a Man a worthwhile and enjoyable acquisition. --Paul MacArthur

Jerry Douglas - Guitar
Bill Lloyd - Vocals (bckgr)
Al Kooper - Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Fred Lipsius - Horn
Tom Malone - Horn
Lew Soloff - Horn
Johnnie Johnson - Piano
John Simon - Keyboards
Roy Blumenfeld - Drums
Randy Brecker - Horn
Harvey Brooks - Bass
Crispin Cioe - Horn
Howie Emerson - Slide Guitar
Jim Fielder - Bass
Anton Fig - Drums
Bob Funk - Horn
Arno Hecht - Horn
Michael Henderson - Harmonica
Danny Kalb - Guitar, Vocals
Andy Kulberg - Bass, Flute
Will Lee - Bass
Sherryl Marshall - Vocals (bckgr)
Chris Michie - Bass
Catherine Russell - Vocals (bckgr)
Jimmy Vivino - Guitar, Vocals (bckgr)
John Sebastain - Harmonica
Larry Natkin - Horn