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Blood, Sweat & Tears 

 

 Blood, Sweat & Tears [1969]

 

 

After their fantastic debut album which established them as a pioneering band, Blood, Sweat & Tears lost their leader when keyboardist/lead vocalist Al Kooper departed (he went on to have an illustrious career as both a producer and solo artist). The group's trumpeters Randy Brecker and Jerry Weiss also left at this point, so the remaining members had to seriously rebuild the band if they were to continue.


In the end they brought in Canadian David Clayton-Thomas as their lead vocalist, who proved to give the group a much more powerful vocal focus than Kooper had offered (Steve Katz and Bobby Colomby had been wanting to bring in a lead singer and move Kooper to just keyboard and songwriting duties before he had left). Dick Halligan, who had played trombone on the first album, took up most of the keyboard duties in the wake of Kooper's departure.

They also found three new horn players, so that by the summer of 1968 the reconfigured Blood, Sweat & Tears consited of David Clayton-Thomas (vocals), Steve Katz (guitar/harmonica/vocals), Fred Lipsius (alto sax/piano), Dick Halligan (organ/piano/trombone/flute), Lew Soloff (trumpet), Chuck Winfield (trumpet), Jerry Hyman (trombone), Jim Fielder (bass) and Bobby Colomby (drums).


Their second album was self-titled, perhaps to signal that they considered it a new start. Stylistically things changed, moving away the psychedelia-tinged R&B/rock of the Kooper era to a more complex jazz-fusion sound, characterised by lots of intricate arrangements and instrumental virtuosity. However at the same time they were able to weave elements of radio-friendly pop into the mix, so that the album yielded three massive hits - "Spinning Wheel", "And When I Die" and "You've Made Me So Very Happy" all got to #2 when released as singles. The album itself topped the charts.


Its worth noting that with Kooper's departure they lost their principle songwriter, and most of Blood, Sweat & Tears consisted of cover material (including Traffic's "Smiling Phases" and Billie Holiday's "God Bless The Child"). 
The album was a massive success for the band, getting them much further than the original line-up had managed. 

They went on to play the Woodstock festival.

 

 


Edited by Hi-Finthen - 8/14/13 at 7:16am
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After seeing Frampton and being blown away by his playing, decided to check out his recent output. Not the over the hill rocker I thought...he puts on an electrifying show.

 

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Cult of Luna - Vertikal

 

Vinyl. I don't actually own a digital version of this album yet and prior to listening to the vinyl for the first time just now I've only heard it before on Spotify. Based on streaming it I wasn't sure if the album was good enough to earn a place in my vinyl collection, but when my local record store had a couple of copies of the limited edition colored vinyl left over from this year's Record Store Day, I felt tempted enough to purchase it. Now having heard the album for the first time through my 803s I can only wonder how I could have doubted this album's merits. I think it's solid from start to finish! The vinyl even sounds good so the listening experience was most pleasant. Having not heard the digital version on the same system I can't say how the two compare, but hopefully the CD is as good as the vinyl. I should probably get around to acquiring a limited edition copy of it while those are still available because I believe it contains an additional bonus track.

 


 

Circus-P - Lucid (Special Edition) + CUPCAKE -EP

http://circus-p.bandcamp.com/album/lucid-deluxe-edition

http://circus-p.bandcamp.com/album/cupcake-ep

 

Right now I'm listening to this again and crying my heart out. Circus-P's music always makes me so emotional.

 

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Blood, Sweat & Tears 

 

 Blood, Sweat & Tears [1969]

 

BS&T (Click to show)

 

 

 

After their fantastic debut album which established them as a pioneering band, Blood, Sweat & Tears lost their leader when keyboardist/lead vocalist Al Kooper departed (he went on to have an illustrious career as both a producer and solo artist). The group's trumpeters Randy Brecker and Jerry Weiss also left at this point, so the remaining members had to seriously rebuild the band if they were to continue.


In the end they brought in Canadian David Clayton-Thomas as their lead vocalist, who proved to give the group a much more powerful vocal focus than Kooper had offered (Steve Katz and Bobby Colomby had been wanting to bring in a lead singer and move Kooper to just keyboard and songwriting duties before he had left). Dick Halligan, who had played trombone on the first album, took up most of the keyboard duties in the wake of Kooper's departure.

They also found three new horn players, so that by the summer of 1968 the reconfigured Blood, Sweat & Tears consited of David Clayton-Thomas (vocals), Steve Katz (guitar/harmonica/vocals), Fred Lipsius (alto sax/piano), Dick Halligan (organ/piano/trombone/flute), Lew Soloff (trumpet), Chuck Winfield (trumpet), Jerry Hyman (trombone), Jim Fielder (bass) and Bobby Colomby (drums).


Their second album was self-titled, perhaps to signal that they considered it a new start. Stylistically things changed, moving away the psychedelia-tinged R&B/rock of the Kooper era to a more complex jazz-fusion sound, characterised by lots of intricate arrangements and instrumental virtuosity. However at the same time they were able to weave elements of radio-friendly pop into the mix, so that the album yielded three massive hits - "Spinning Wheel", "And When I Die" and "You've Made Me So Very Happy" all got to #2 when released as singles. The album itself topped the charts.


Its worth noting that with Kooper's departure they lost their principle songwriter, and most of Blood, Sweat & Tears consisted of cover material (including Traffic's "Smiling Phases" and Billie Holiday's "God Bless The Child"). 
The album was a massive success for the band, getting them much further than the original line-up had managed. 

They went on to play the Woodstock festival.

 

 

 

Their first with Al Kooper, 'Child is Father to Man' is a top ten album of all time.

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Igorrr - Hallelujah

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Jack White - Blunderbuss

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http://brucespringsteen.net/content/uploads/1973/09/SPRINGSTEEN_WILDINNOCENT_5X5_site-500x500.jpg

 

I absolutely love '4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)'. Easily one of my favorite Springsteen songs.

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Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here - just finished Welcome to the Machine..............on TH600's thumping pretty good. 

 

Floyd rules.
 

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great album

 

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Checking these guys out for the first time...

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B.B. King - Colour Collection 2007 

 

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Jeff Golub- Train Keeps A Rolling
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