Blood, Sweat And Tears ‎– Child Is Father To The Man

Columbia ‎– CS 9619
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo

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A1 Overture
Arranged By – Al*, John*Conductor – JS*Performer – The BS&T String EnsembleWritten-By – A. Kooper*
A2 I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know
Alto Saxophone [Alto Solo] – Fred*Arranged By [Strings] – John SimonVocals, Arranged By – Al*Written-By – A. Kooper*
A3 Morning Glory
Arranged By – Al*, Fred*Vocals, Backing Vocals – Steve*Written-By – L. Beckett*, T. Buckley*
A4 My Days Are Numbered
Arranged By – Fred*, John SimonBacking Vocals – Bobby*, Jerry*Guitar, Soloist – Ztak Evets*Vocals, Arranged By – Al*Written-By – A. Kooper*
A5 Without Her
Alto Saxophone – Fred*Arranged By – Fred CateroFlugelhorn – Randy*Guitar – Al GorgoniPiano [Mendes Piano] – John SimonVocals – Al*Written-By – H. Nilsson*
A6 Just One Smile
Arranged By – Fred*Arranged By [Fugue Sequence] – John SimonFlugelhorn, Soloist – Randy*Lute – Steve*Organ [2nd] – John*Vocals, Arranged By, Organ [1st] – Al*Written-By – R. Newman*
B1 I Can't Quit Her
Arranged By [Strings] – John SimonBacking Vocals – Soul Chorus*Shaker – Doug James (2)Vocals – Al*Written-By – A. Kooper*, I. Levine*
B2 Meagan's Gypsy Eyes
Backing Vocals – Leslie GurgleDrums [Marching Drums] – Bobby*Organ [Allen Explorer Organ], Bass Drum, Synthesizer [Ondioline] – Al*Vocals – Steve*Written-By – S. Katz*
B3 Somethin' Goin' On
Alto Saxophone, Soloist – Fred LipsiusVocals – Al*Written-By – A. Kooper*
B4 House In The Country
Alto Saxophone [Sweet Alto] – Fred LipsiusArranged By – Fred*Backing Vocals, Tambourine [Backwards] – Bobby*Cowbell [Backwards], Piano [Tack] – John SimonEffects [Hisses, Music Stands (Falling)] – Larry WatermanGuest [Barroom Sequence Starring] – Glotzer*Sounds [Animal Sounds] – Al Kooper, Bob Colomby*, Fred Lipsius, John SimonVocals, Arranged By – Al*Voice Actor [Screams] – Penny GladstoneWritten-By – A. Kooper*
B5 The Modern Adventures Of Plato, Diogenes And Freud
Arranged By [Strings] – John SimonConductor – JS*Strings – The BS&T String EnsembleVocals, Arranged By [Strings] – Al*Written-By – A. Kooper*
B6 So Much Love / Underture
Effects [Special] – Fred CateroVocals – Al*, Fred*, John*Written-By – G. Goffin - C. King*

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1st U.S. pressing, Pitman.

Tracklist on labels starts below the spindle hole. (Compare to r7717011)
The following is printed on the inner label of the LP record:
<-"360 SOUND" STEREO "360 SOUND"->
(in white lettering, located at the bottom of the inner label on the record)
"Produced by John Simon* for Past, Present and Future Productions, Inc."
John Simon - General overseer, production, string arrangements and horn arrangement criticisms. Also plays organ and piano at will.

Artist name appears as "Blood, Sweat & Tears" on sleeve, and as "Blood, Sweat And Tears" on the center labels.

Printed in USA on bottom of spine.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society (A1 to A4, A6 to B6): BMI
  • Rights Society (A5): ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (A Side Label): XSM 135785
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side Label): XSM 135786
  • Matrix / Runout (A Side Stamped): XSM135785-1C
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side Stamped): XSM135786-1C
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1: A Side Stamped): XSM135785-1A P D 12 o
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1: B Side Stamped): XSM135786-1G A 3 o
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2: A Side Stamped): XSM135786-1F
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2: B Side Stamped): XSM135186-1AB
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3: A Side Stamped): o XSM135785-1F I P 3 D
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3: B Side Stamped): o XSM135786-1I P 3 D
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4: A Side, Stamped except etched I and solo 3; the D is a partial stamping): o XSM135785-1B I T 3 D
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4: B Side stamped except etched I and 17): XSM135786-1B I T o D 17
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5: A Side stamped except etched B 3): o XSM135785-1C B 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5: B Side stamped except etched 2): o XSM135186-1C A 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6: A Side stamped): o XSM135785-1E I P A 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6: B Side stamped): o XSM135786-1G I P F 3

Other Versions (5 of 102) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
15AP 606 Blood, Sweat And Tears Child Is Father To The Man(LP, Album, RE) CBS/Sony 15AP 606 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
MOVLP1650 Blood Sweat & Tears* Child Is Father To The Man(LP, Album, RE, 180) Music On Vinyl, Columbia MOVLP1650 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
CS 9619 Blood, Sweat And Tears Child Is Father To The Man(LP, Album, RP) Columbia CS 9619 US 1970 Sell This Version
CK 63987 Blood, Sweat And Tears Child Is Father To The Man(CD, Unofficial) Legacy CK 63987 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
SRCS 6191 Blood, Sweat And Tears Child Is Father To The Man(CD, Album, Unofficial) Sony Records SRCS 6191 Russia Unknown Sell This Version



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October 28, 2011

Blood, Sweat and Tears was an idea visualized by its first lead singer, Al Kooper (easily most famous for his keyboard work with Bob Dylan). Kooper's vocals were considered 'weak', and he was replaced on their second release by David Clayton Thomas. B, S and T quickly found commercial success with their new lead singer, and this first album came and went without much fanfare.
It's a shame, because Kooper's take with the group is much more enjoyable than subsequent B, S and T outings. It still annoys me how the radio overplays "You've Made Me So Very Happy" and the forgotten classic from this collection, "I Can't Quit Her" is rarely heard. Kooper brought a sense of humor to the band. Without him, the group sinks into pretension quickly. The band was always made up of great jazz musicians, but the second album finds them tackling Erik Satie. Can you say 'artsy fartsy'?
This first album is a bit more earthy, with humorous takes on the blues ("I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know", "Something Going On"), pleasant pop ("Meagan's Gypsy Eyes", "House in the Country") and even a minor Goffin-King classic ("So Much Love").
Somehow Columbia goofed on "I Can't Quit Her". The song is a soulful strut that could have easily been a huge hit at the time, but somebody blinked. I am not much of a 'rock jazz fusion' fan as the sophistication of jazz seems to always fight the primitiveness of rock and roll, but this first album by B, S and T succeeds because of Al Kooper. Admittedly, he doesn't have the vocal chops of David Clayton Thomas. Then again, I've never been a big fan of David Clayton Thomas.
And anyway, the 'hits' that followed for Blood, Sweat and Tears were all ponderous to my ears. Very slick productions that are perfectly executed, I'd rather hear "This Diamond Ring" by Gary Lewis and the Playboys. Which was written by Al Kooper.