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Al Kooper - Championship Wrestling Album

Al Kooper - Championship Wrestling Album

Performer: Al Kooper
Title: Championship Wrestling
Country: Japan
Catalog Number: MHCP 20
Label: Sony Records Int'l
Released: 2003
Style: Southern Rock, Soul, Funk
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 433


1The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter
Backing Vocals – Jim Gilstrap, The Waters FamilyBass – Neil StubenhausDrums – Vince ColaiutaLead Vocals, Clavinet, Piano, Synthesizer, Guitar, Soloist – Al KooperPercussion – Steve FormanSteel Guitar [Pedal Steel], Soloist, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – Jeff BaxterWritten-By – A. Kooper
2Two Sides (To Every Situation)
Backing Vocals – Jim Gilstrap, The Waters FamilyBass – Neil StubenhausDrums – Ed Greene Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Jim EhingerHorns – Tower Of PowerLead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Valerie CarterOrgan, Clavinet, Soloist – Al KooperPercussion – Steve FormanRhythm Guitar – Elliot Randall, Jeff BaxterWritten-By – E. A. Poe
3I'd Rather Be An Old Man's Sweetheart (Than A Young Man's Fool)
Bass – Neil StubenhausDrums – Ed Greene Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Jim EhingerGuitar – Elliot Randall, Jeff BaxterHorns – Tower Of PowerLead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Valerie CarterOrgan – Al KooperWritten-By – C. Carter, G. Jackson, R. Moore
4Wrestle With This
Bass – Neil StubenhausClavinet, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Lead Guitar, Synthesizer [Obxa] – Al KooperDrums – Vince ColaiutaHorns – Tower Of PowerPercussion – Steve FormanRhythm Guitar, Guitar [Synthesizer], Soloist – Jeff BaxterWritten-By – A. Kooper
5Finders Keepers
Bass – George "Chocolate" PerryClavinet – Paul Harris Drums, Percussion [Percussion Pants] – Joe "Vanilla" VitaleGuitar – Jeff BaxterGuitar, Soloist, Synthesizer – Al KooperHorns – Tower Of PowerLead Vocals – Ricky WashingtonWritten-By – P. Johnson
Backing Vocals – Bill SzymczykBass – Neil StubenhausDrums – Vince ColaiutaGuitar [Synthesizer], Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar – Jeff BaxterHorns – Tower Of PowerPercussion – Steve FormanPiano, Synthesizer, Soloist, Backing Vocals – Al KooperWritten-By – Connie
Backing Vocals – Jim Gilstrap, The Waters FamilyBass – Neil StubenhausDrums – Ed Greene Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – Jeff BaxterGuitar [Baritone], Clavinet, Synthesizer – Al KooperLead Vocals – Mickey ThomasPercussion – Joe VitalePiano – Jim EhingerWritten-By – D. Causey, R. Bramblett
8Lost Control
Backing Vocals – Jim Gilstrap, The Waters FamilyBass – George "Chocolate" PerryDrums – Joe "Vanilla" VitaleGuitar – Jeff BaxterLead Vocals – Mickey ThomasOrgan, Synthesizer – Al KooperWritten-By – A. Kooper
9I Wish You Would
Bass – Neil StubenhausDrums – Bruce GaryHarmonica [Harp] – 'Fingers' TaylorHorns – Tower Of PowerLead Guitar – Jeff BaxterLead Vocals, Organ, Synthesizer – Al KooperPercussion – Joe VitaleRhythm Guitar – Elliot RandallWritten-By – B. B. Arnold


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
FC 38137Al Kooper Championship Wrestling ‎(LP, Album)ColumbiaFC 38137US1982
MHCP 20Al Kooper Championship Wrestling ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, Promo, RE, Pap)Sony Records Int'lMHCP 20Japan2003
SRCS 6202Al Kooper Championship Wrestling ‎(CD, Album, RE)Sony RecordsSRCS 6202Japan1992
SBP 23740Al Kooper Championship Wrestling ‎(LP, Album)CBSSBP 23740Australia1982
CX 85938Al Kooper Championship Wrestling ‎(LP, Album)CBSCX 85938Europe1982


  • Arranged By [Horn Arrangements]Charles Calello
  • Art DirectionJohn Berg
  • EngineerBill Szymczyk
  • FeaturingJeff Baxter
  • Mastered ByTed Jensen
  • Performer [Starring]Bruce Gary, Chas. Calello, Ed Greene , Elliot Randall, "Chocolate" Perry, "Fingers" Taylor, Jim Ehinger, Jim Gilstrap, Joe Vitale, Mickey Thomas, Neil Stubenhaus, Paul Harris , Ricky Washington, Steve Forman, The Waters Family, Tower Of Power Horns, Valerie Carter
  • Photography By [Cameo Shots, Locker Room]Gary Nichamin
  • Photography By [Cameo Shots]Jann Zlotkin, Todd Sharp
  • Photography By [Ring Shot]Bob Seidemann
  • Presenter, Arranged By [Horn Arrangements]Al Kooper
  • Producer [Refereed By]"Wild" Bill Szymczyk
  • Typography [Captions]AK


All basic tracks recorded at Rudy Records, LA except [4] & [9] recorded at Bayshore Studios, Coconut Grove, Florida
Entire album mixed at Bayshore Studios.
Mastered at Sterling Sound
Note: Promo copies only have a golden stamp on back cover.


  • Barcode: 04562109402230
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L275
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 457E


  • Record Company – Sony Music Direct (Japan) Inc. – MHCP 20
  • Recorded At – Rudy Records, Los Angeles
  • Recorded At – Bayshore Recording Studios
  • Mixed At – Bayshore Recording Studios
  • Mastered At – Sterling Sound


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