Blood, Sweat & Tears ( Columbia / 1968 )

The amazing voice of David Clayton-Thomas, a fantastic brass arrangement, jazz meets rock, a milestone in music history. “Spinning Wheel”, “You Made Me So Very Happy” and especially “God Bless the Child” remain unforgettable.

Track Listing :

1. Variations on a Theme By Erik Satie (!st. and 2nd. Movements) 2.35
2. Smiling Phases (Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood) 5:11
3. Sometimes in Winter” (Steve Katz) 3:09
4. More and More (Vee Pee Smith, Don Juan) 3:04
5. And When I Die (Laura Nyro) 4:06
6. God Bless the Child (Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog Jr.) 5:55
7. Spinning Wheel (David Clayton-Thomas) 4:08
8. You’ve Made Me So Very Happy (Berry Gordy Jr., Brenda Holloway, Patrice Holloway,Frank Wilson) 4:19
9. Blues – Part II (Blood, Sweat & Tears) 11:44
10. Variations on a Theme By Erik Satie (1st Movement) 1:49

Musicians / Personnel :

David Clayton Thomas – lead vocals except as noted
Lew Soloff – trumpet, flugelhorn
Bobby Colomby – drums, percussion, vocals
Jim Fielder – bass
Dick Halligan – organ, piano, flute, trombone, vocals
Steve Katz – guitar, harmonica, vocals, lead vocals on “Sometimes In Winter”
Fred Lipsius – alto saxophone, piano
Chuck Winfield – trumpet, flugelhorn
Jerry Hyman – trombone, recorder

Producer: James William Guercio
Engineers: Fred Catero, Roy Halee, Robert Honablue
Arrangers: Dick Halligan, Fred Lipsius, Al Kooper
Cover art: Timothy Quay, Bob Cato
Photography: Harrie George
Design: John Berg