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Blood, Sweat & Tears 4

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Having relied largely on outside songwriting for its last two wildly successful albums, Blood, Sweat & Tears decided as many groups had before to bring some of that song publishing income into the family by writing their own material. Singer David Clayton-Thomas contributed the Top 40 hit "Go Down Gamblin'," and he and keyboard player Dick Halligan collaborated on another chart entry, "Lisa, Listen to Me." Ex-bandleader Al Kooper even contributed a track, "John the Baptist Holy John." But Side two was given over largely to songs by guitarist Steve Katz that were substandard, and the band's cohesion seemed to be disintegrating. Although the album scraped the Top Ten...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Having relied largely on outside songwriting for its last two wildly successful albums, Blood, Sweat & Tears decided as many groups had before to bring some of that song publishing income into the family by writing their own material. Singer David Clayton-Thomas contributed the Top 40 hit "Go Down Gamblin'," and he and keyboard player Dick Halligan collaborated on another chart entry, "Lisa, Listen to Me." Ex-bandleader Al Kooper even contributed a track, "John the Baptist Holy John." But Side two was given over largely to songs by guitarist Steve Katz that were substandard, and the band's cohesion seemed to be disintegrating. Although the album scraped the Top Ten briefly and went gold, it marked the end of BS&T's period of wide commercial success on records. By the next outing, Clayton-Thomas had quit and the band's heyday was behind it.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/5/2009
  • Label: Friday Music
  • UPC: 829421110521
  • Catalog Number: 1105
  • Sales rank: 78,365

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Blood, Sweat & Tears Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Fred Lipsius Organ, Clarinet, Flute, Piano, Alto Saxophone, Group Member
Mike Smith Conductor, Conga
Lew Soloff Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Piccolo Trumpet, Group Member
David Clayton-Thomas Guitar, Vocals
Don Heckman Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Group Member
Dave Bargeron Bass, Trombone, Tuba, Baritone Horn, Baritone Saxophone, Bass Trombone, Acoustic Bass, Group Member
David Clayton Guitar, Vocals
Bobby Colomby Percussion, Drums, Group Member
Jim Fielder Guitar, Electric Bass, Group Member
Dick Halligan Organ, Flute, Piano, Trombone, Group Member
Steve Katz Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Harmonica, Mandolin, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Chuck Winfield Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Group Member
Mixmaster Michael Smith Conga, Group Member
Michael Smith Conga
Technical Credits
Al Kooper Arranger
Fred Lipsius Arranger
Don Heckman Producer, Liner Notes
Dave Bargeron Arranger
David Clayton Arranger
Bobby Colomby Producer
Lamont Dozier Composer
Roy Halee Producer, Engineer
Dick Halligan Arranger
Eddie Holland Composer
Brian Holland Composer
Bob Irwin Reissue Producer
Norman Seeff Artwork
Joe Reagoso Reissue Producer, Remastering
P. Major Composer
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