Blood, Sweat & Tears Biography
Early in 1967 in order to pay Al's way to England. Keyboardist Al Kooper and drummer Bobby Colomby put together an ensemble of classically trained jazz musicians and combined their horns with the remains of The Blues Project, including guitarist Steve Katz. After they performed, Katz and Colomby convinced Kooper to stay in the U.S.The result was a unique blend of rock and roll and jazz, a throwback to the day of the big-band, and a nod to the popular psychedelic rock of the mid to late 60's. This union was Blood, Sweat, and Tears. The arrival of David Clayton-Thomas brought success to the group and throughout the years, BS&T sold over 35million albums, won several Grammy Awards, and continued to push the envelope in combining elements of rock, jazz, blues, latin music, classical, and soul.
Thanks to Jeremiah Rickert, for submitting the biography.
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BeST horn band of all time | Reviewer: mike travis | 9/7/12
child is father to the man is an iconic classic...one of the top ten albums ever in my opinion... that never gets tired...except for the grooves on my vinyl...yet as much as i love that album w the inimitable al kooper (who should be in the hall of fame all by himself)...the addition of david clayton thomas blew me away...the first time i heard that voice i was awestruck...power, tone, depth, and soul...righteous blood sweat n tears soul...it was the perfect marriage of a great vocalist and a superior group of musicians...i respected chicago but lost some interest when terry kath passed...electric flag was a brilliant but short-lived blast of energy...and doc and emilio n the boys r still groovin like no one else can...but BST will always remain at the top of my list
One of The Better Bands | Reviewer: Jim Thomas | 8/25/05
I was first exposed to BS&T when a (now ex) Brother-in-law left behind his vinyl copy of "Greatest Hits", which I promptly wore a needle through, listening to it so much.
Later, I discovered for myself the differences between the Al Kooper voiced offering "Child is Father to The Man", and everything after (except for the dismal "New Blood") which featured David Clayton Thomas.
You owe it to yourself to check out all the Band's albums (which sadly have passed from my possession)...even their ABC Paramount stuff.
BS&T...so much more than "Spinning Wheel". Listen to them on Vinyl today!
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