Playlist: The Very Best of Blood Sweat & Tears

Playlist: The Very Best of Blood Sweat & Tears

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Blood, Sweat & Tears were formed in 1968 by veteran keyboard player and producer Al Kooper, who wanted to fuse jazz with rock using a band that incorporated a full horn section. With Kooper as leader and vocalist, BS&T cut a critically acclaimed debut album, Child Is Father to the Man, but the LP didn't sell especially well, and Kooper left the band to pursue other projects. However, guitarist Steve Katz and drummer Bobby Colomby took control of the group, hired veteran Canadian blues and rock singer David Clayton-Thomas as lead singer, and assembled a new lineup to record a second album. That disc, simply titled Blood, Sweat & Tears, became a massive chart success that touched off a new breed of horn-based rock groups, and spun off a handful of hit singles, including "Spinning Wheel," "You've Made Me So Very Happy," and "And When I Die." Playlist: The Very Best of Blood, Sweat & Tears collects 14 songs from BS&T's tenure with Columbia Records, offering a balance of radio hits and fan favorites from the Al Kooper and David Clayton-Thomas eras of the group. The set includes the rare single versions of "Hi-De-Ho," "Got to Get You into My Life," and "Go Down Gamblin'."

Product Details

Release Date: 09/23/2014
Label: Sony Legacy
UPC: 0888430910621
catalogNumber: 309106

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Blood, Sweat & Tears   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Tim Buckley   Composer
Jim Capaldi   Composer
Carole King   Composer
Kooper   Arranger,Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Laura Nyro   Composer
Steve Winwood   Composer
Fred Lipsius   Arranger
Larry Willis   Arranger
David Clayton-Thomas   Arranger,Composer
Gerry Goffin   Composer
John Simon   Producer,String Arrangements
Mark James   Composer
Billie Holiday   Composer
Bobby Colomby   Producer
Berry Gordy   Composer
James William Guercio   Producer
Roy Halee   Producer
Dick Halligan   Arranger
Patrice Holloway   Composer
Arthur Herzog   Composer
Brenda Holloway   Composer
Jimmy Ienner   Producer
Steve Tyrell   Producer
Larry Beckett   Composer
Arthur Levy   Liner Notes
Frank Wilson   Composer
Phyllis Major   Composer
Rob Carter   Art Direction
Georg "Jojje" Wadenius   Arranger
Anthony Klatka   Arranger
Tom Malone   Arranger
Don Hackman   Producer
Carl Fisher   Cover Photo

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