Al Kooper / New York City...

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Al Kooper gets his Elton John jones off on this ’71 side which was waxed at Reggie’s hang – Trident Studios in Soho London, and at Columbia Studios in the City of Angels – where Elton found fame and future fortune at the Troubadour.

 The author at Trident Studios locale in Soho London with Mark Preston and Derek Hanlon    

The author at Trident Studios locale in Soho London with Mark Preston and Derek Hanlon 

 

Among Captain Fantastic’s fantastic sidemen include drummer Roger Pope, guitarist Caleb Quaye, and bassist Herbie Flowers who approximates his Tumbleweed Connection (1970) grooves on the title track among others.

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Herbie Flowers

Oh, and the other bassist on the record is Carol Kaye, who works the pocket and countermelodies with her signature plectrum prowess.

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Note that Herbie and Carol have been cited by this journo as Eleven Bass Players Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Huff Post: http://bit.ly/2hOLzO3 ) and Eleven More Bass Players Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Huff Post  http://bit.ly/2gPVZgK ). And speaking of musicians who belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame who appear on this slab, how about Al Kooper, Roger Pope and Caleb Quaye as members of the Elton John Band (with Kenny Passarelli – see Eleven More…), Rita Coolidge (My Conversation with Rita Coolidge: The Delta Lady Comes to New York City Huff Post http://bit.ly/2ENq3TL ), Vanetta Fields, Clydie King, and Claudia Lennear (The Wonderfully Checkered Past of a Soul Rock Goddess: Huff Post http://bit.ly/2DEsTv8 )?

Just sayin’...