Child Is Father To The Man

September 28, 2016 - Comment

Drawing classical, jazz and R&B into the mix, Blood, Sweat & Tears expanded the boundaries of pop with their 1968 debut. That groundbreaking album-including I Can’t Quit Her; Morning Glory; Without Her; My Days Are Numbered , and more-is reissued here with three bonus tracks including two demos!

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Drawing classical, jazz and R&B into the mix, Blood, Sweat & Tears expanded the boundaries of pop with their 1968 debut. That groundbreaking album-including I Can’t Quit Her; Morning Glory; Without Her; My Days Are Numbered , and more-is reissued here with three bonus tracks including two demos!

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35-year old wallflower says:

A surprising no-hit masterpiece that will keep you guessing Being a fan of the Beach Boys (among others), I realized that one of the songs from the famously-unreleased SMILE sessions, was called “Child Is Father To The Man”. Apparently, the legend of that album was alive and well even in late 1967 when Blood, Sweat & Tears’ debut album of the same name was being recorded. Keyboardist Al Kooper (best known as the organist on Bob Dylan’s “Like A Rolling Stone”) must have been one of the few to have heard those unfinished masters at…

Gavin B. says:

AL KOOPER’S CROWNING ACHEIVMENT Consider the sum total of Al Kooper’s recorded music, and “Child Is the Father to the Man” with Blood Sweat and Tears is his boldest and most enduring project. The songs on this album were written while Kooper was still in the Blues Project and he begged lead guitarist Danny Kalb to add a horn section to the Blues Project to acommodate his new compositions. Kalb balked, preferring the quintet format of the band. It was this creative gridlock with Kalb that led Kooper to leave the Blues…

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