Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Blood,Sweat & Tears

Blood, Sweat & Tears (also known as "BS&T") was an American music group, formed in 1967 in New York City. The band fused rock, blues, pop music, horn arrangements and jazz improvisation into a hybrid that came to be known as "jazz-rock". Unlike "jazz fusion" bands, which tend toward virtuostic displays of instrumental facility and some experimentation with electric instruments, the songs of Blood, Sweat & Tears merged the stylings of rock, pop and R&B/soul music with big band, while also adding elements of small combo jazz traditions.

Blood, Sweat & Tears continues its heavy touring schedule throughout the world with its current line-up of members, some of whom have been with the band previously during the past two decades. Under the direction of Larry Dorr and founding member Bobby Colomby, the band has enjoyed something of a resurgence. Blood, Sweat & Tears donates money through its "Elsie Monica Colomby" music scholarship fund to deserving schools and students who need help in prolonging their musical education, such as the victims of Hurricane Katrina.[10] The year 2007 witnessed the band's first world tour in a decade. Since late 2005 the band often does shows backing up former Three Dog Night singer Chuck Negron where the group will play its own set then another set that includes Chuck's Three Dog Night hits.[11] 2008 brings with it the anticipated return of founding member Steve Katz. The year is also the 40th touring anniverary, and surprise alumni are expected to be joining the band throughout the year. [12]

All of the band's albums, with the exception of Brand New Day, are currently available on compact disc. BS&T's first four albums were reissued by Sony Records in remastered editions (typically with bonus material), except for its third album, which has been reissued by Mobile Fidelity. The later Columbia albums have been reissued by Wounded Bird Records, and Rhino Records has reissued Nuclear Blues. Brand New Day was issued on CD in Russia in 2002, although the disc may not have received authorization from copyright holders.


* Child Is Father to the Man (1968) Producer: John Simon
* Blood, Sweat & Tears (1969) Producer: James William Guercio
* Blood, Sweat & Tears 3 (1970) Producer: Bobby Colomby and Roy Halee
* The Owl and the Pussy Cat (Soundtrack) (1970) Producer: Thomas Z. Shepard
* Blood, Sweat & Tears 4 (1971) Producers: Don Heckman, Roy Halee and Bobby Colomby
* New Blood (1972) Producer: Bobby Colomby
* No Sweat (1973) Producer: Steve Tyrell
* Mirror Image (1974) Producer: Henry Cosby
* New City (1975) Producer: Jimmy Ienner
* More Than Ever (1976) Producer: Bob James
* Brand New Day (1977) Producers: Bobby Colomby and Roy Halee
* Nuclear Blues (1980) Producer: Jerry Goldstein
* Latin Fire (1985) [recorded 1980/81]
* Live And Improvised (1991) [recorded 1975] Producer: Bobby Colomby. Associate producer: Jimmy Ienner
* Live (1994) [recorded live at The Street Scene, Los Angeles, on October 12, 1980.)

Compilation Albums:

* Greatest Hits (1972)
* Super Hits (1998)
* What Goes Up! The Best of Blood, Sweat & Tears (1995) Compilation producer: Bob Irwin


* I Can't Quit Her (1968)
* I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know (1968)
* You've Made Me So Very Happy (1969)
* Spinning Wheel (1969)
* And When I Die (1969)
* Hi-De-Ho (1970)
* Lucretia MacEvil (1970)
* Go Down Gamblin' (1971)

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