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blues project album discographyThe Blues Project was a group from Greenwich Village in New York, noted for their mastery of a wide range of musical styles and influences, including folk, blues, R&B, jazz and pop.  Unfortunately, the were not together as a group for long, and so their recorded output is rather meager.  Here is The Blues Project album discography.

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The Blues Project Album Discography

 

Songwriting

Kooper – Al Kooper

 

Live At The Cafe Au Go Go

Verve Folkways FV-9024 (mono) / FVS 9024 (stereo)
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 21 May. 1966, peak – 77, stay – 21 weeks
Produced by Jerry Schoenbaum
Side One:
1.  Goin’ Down Louisiana – 4:04 – Muddy Waters
2.  You Go, And I’ll Go With You – 3:49 – Willie Dixon
3.  Catch The Wind – 3:05 – Donovan
4.  I Want To Be Your Driver – 2:23 – Chuck Berry
5.  Alberta – 4:10 – Public Domain
6.  The Way My Baby Walks – 3:09 – Andy Kulberg
Side Two:
1.  Violets Of Dawn – 2:56 – Eric Andersen
2.  Back Door Man – 3:16 – Willie Dixon, Chester Burnett
3.  Jelly Jelly Blues – 4:45 – Billy Eckstine, Earl Hines
4.  Spoonful – 4:58 – Willie Dixon
5.  Who Do You Love – 5:30 – Ellas McDaniel
Note:  released several months later on Verve Folkways FT-3000 (mono) and FTS-3000 (stereo), then released the following year on Verve Forecast FT-3000 and FTS-3000

 

Projections

Verve Folkways FT-3008 (mono) / FTS-3008 (stereo)
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 17 Dec. 1966, peak – 52, stay – 36 weeks
Produced by Marcus James (B3, B5), Tom Wilson (all other tracks)
Side One:
1.  I Can’t Keep From Crying – 4:25 – public domain
2.  Steve’s Song – 4:55 – Steve Katz
3.  You Can’t Catch Me – 4:14 – Chuck Berry
4.  Two Trains Running – 11:20 – McKinley Morganfield
Side Two:
1.  Wake Me, Shake Me – 5:15 – public domain
2.  Cheryl’s Going Home – 2:35 – Bob Lind
3.  Flute Thing – 5:58 – Kooper
4.  Caress Me Baby – 7:12 – Jimmy Reed
5.  Fly Away – 3:30 – Kooper
Note:  released the following year on Verve Forecast FTS-3008

 

Live At Town Hall

Verve Forecast FT3025 (mono) / FTS3025 (stereo)
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 7 Oct. 1967, peak – 71, stay – 11 weeks
Produced by Jerry Shoenbaum (listed as Production Supervisor)
Side One:
1.  (Electric) Flute Thing – 10:25 – Kooper
2.  I Can’t Keep From Crying – 5:33 – public domain
3.  Mean Old Southern – 2:36 – public domain
Side Two:
1.  No Time Like The Right Time – 2:48 – Kooper
2.  Love Will Endure – 2:22 – Patrick Sky
3.  Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire – 2:27 – Kooper, Irwin Levine, Bob Brass
4.  Wake Me, Shake Me – 9:31 – public domain

 

Planned Obsolescence

Verve Forecast FTS3046
1968
Produced by The Blues Project
Side One:
1.  If You Got To Make A Fool Of Someone – 4:31 – Rudy Clark
2.  Calypso – 3:41 – Andy Kulberg, Jim Roberts
3.  Frank ‘N’ Curt: Incensed – 3:26 – John Gregory
4.  Turtle Dove – 3:24 – public domain
5.  Mojo Hannah – 3:26 – Andre Williams, Barbara Paul, Clarence Paul
Side Two:
1.  Niartaes Hornpipe – 2:09 – John Gregory
2.  Endless Sleep – 3:53 – Jody Reynolds, Dolores Mance
3.  She Raised Her Hand – 3:39 – Andy Kulberg, Jim Roberts
4.  Dakota Recollection – 12:32 – Roy Blumenfeld, Richard Green, John Gregory, Donald Kretmar, Andy Kulberg

 

Lazarus

Capitol ST-782
1971
Produced by Shel Talmy
Side One:
1.  It’s Alright – 3:15 – Joe Turner, P. Johnson
2.  Personal Mercy – 4:03 – Roy Blumenfeld
3.  Black Night – 5:40 – Trad.
4.  Vision Of Flowers – 3:16 – Danny Kalb
5.  Yellow Cab – 2:46 – Tim Hardin
Side Two:
1.  Lazarus – 9:00 – Trad.
2.  Brown Eyed Handsome Man – 3:15 – Chuck Berry
3.  Reachings – 2:53 – Danny Kalb
4.  Midnight Rain – 2:38 – Roy Blumenfeld
5.  So Far, So Near – 2:50 – Don Kretmar

 

Blues Project

Capitol SMAS-11017
1972
Produced by Gabriel Mekler
Side One:
1.  Backdoor Man – 3:34 – Willie Dixon
2.  Danville Dame – 5:00 – Tim Hardin
3.  Railroad Boy – 3:14 – Trad.
4.  Rainbow – 4:25 – Tommy Flanders
5.  Easy Lady – 3:03 – Gilbert Peltz
Side Two:
1.  Plain And Fancy – 4:30 – Tommy Flanders
2.  Little Rain – 5:10 – Jimmy Reed, Ewart Abner, Jr.
3.  Crazy Girl – 3:21 – Danny Kalb
4.  I’m Ready – 4:25 – Willie Dixon

 

Reunion In Central Park

MCA MCA2-8003
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 10 Nov. 1973, peak – 219, stay – 2 weeks
Produced by Al Kooper, Andy Kulberg
Side One:
Introduction by Ron Delsener – 0:37
1.  Louisiana Blues – 3:38 – McKinley Morganfield
2.  Steve’s Song – 3:34 – Steve Kautz
Introduction by Al and Andy – 0:42
3.  I Can’t Keep From Cryin’ Sometimes – 5:26 – Kooper
Side Two:
1.  You Can’t Catch Me – 4:13 – Chuck Berry
Introduction by Al – 0:55
2.  Fly Away – 3:28 – Kooper
3.  Caress Me Baby – 7:36 – Jimmy Reed
Side Three:
Intoduction by Andy – 0:35
1.  Catch The Wind – 4:22 – Donovan
2.  (I Heard Her Say) Wake Me, Shake Me – 9:11 – Kooper
Side Four:
Introduction by Danny – 1:00
1.  Two Trains Running – 13:30 – McKinley Morganfield
Shown as by The Original Blues Project
Note:  Track A3, while composing credits are given to Al Kooper on the label, is actually an adaptation of an old gospel tune that was first recorded by Blind Willie Johnson in 1928

 

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