They are financed by royalties from radio airplay, TV & movie inclusions, and dreaded, but valuble commercials.
They have always been prioritized in these areas, because they DON’T play giant gigs in stadiums and amphitheaters.
Among some of the goodies onboard are Al's personal Top 100, diaries from various road trips, Al's guide through his various solo albums, rare photos, up-to-date live concert info, a biography, and lots more stuff on the way.
With the exception of the "Landlord" soundtrack album, all of Al's albums are in print on CD!
There aren't many in print in the USA, mind you, but with a little cyber-sleuthing import shops and online vendors can usually turn up a fresh laser copy of your favorite dog-eared Kooper LP. So, sit back and hopefully, everything you ever wanted to know about Al Kooper but were afraid to ask, will come leaping at you from your monitor in due time.
Al would also like to take this opportunity to thank his ole buddy Elliott Randall, guitarist extraordinaire, for being the webmaster/codewarrior on this site. Thanks for visiting and please return on a regular basis for updates and new goodies! Things have been extremely topsy-turvy because of the world situation.
I will say that the upcoming “cloud” deals, will place most songwriters in a comparatively dangerous situation. They usually don’t play gigs or make records, especially gold & platinum ones.
And I mean people like Jimmy Webb, Gerry Goffin, and Barry Mann, not to mention myself who fares less well then the former, BUT makes a living from said royalties AT THIS MOMENT.Don’t worry, there are usually a few simple solutions that will resolve the problem and et your computer to detect the i Phone or i Pad again, so try these tricks first in any whatever order works best for you.If you happen to be using a USB dock, skip the USB dock and try connecting the USB cable directly to the computer as well.The last option is most relevant for torn and frayed cables and for those using the cheapy third party cables that seem to fail.Did you complete those five easy steps and find i Phone or i Pad is still not recognized by i Tunes on the computer?
Then also to watch my Japanese friends face Mother Nature who can fer sure be meaner than any businessmen. So, I mostly stay holed up in my home studio, working on my next and probably last album, tentatively titled “Back To The Beginning Again.” I recently went to Miami and reunited with my mentor and r&b guitar-hero Little Beaver, cutting two tracks for the album.