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Blood, Sweat & Tears

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No American rock and roll group ever began with just as much daring or musical promise as Bloodstream, Perspiration & Tears, or understood their potential more fully — and blew everything as quickly. Off their origins being a jazz-rock test that wowed critics and listeners, they continued — within a relatively even more pop vein — to market nearly six million information in 3 years, but finished up getting fell by their record label four years from then on. Bloodstream, Perspiration & Tears began as a concept conceived by Al Kooper in July of 1967. An ex-member from the Blues Task, Kooper have been toying with the idea, growing from his admiration for jazz bandleader Maynard Ferguson, of developing an electric rock and roll music group that would consist of horns and make use of jazz because the basis for his or her work. He prepared to go after this in London, but some New York displays concerning some big-name close friends didn’t raise plenty of money to obtain him there. He do, however, discover three players who wished to use him: bassist Jim Fielder, Blues Task guitarist Steve Katz, and drummer Bobby Colomby. Kooper decided, so long as he was in control musically. The horn section presented Fred Lipsius (saxophone), with Randy Brecker and Jerry Weiss on trumpets and flügelhorns, and Dick Halligan playing trombone. The brand new group was authorized to Columbia Information, as well as the name “Bloodstream, Perspiration & Tears” found Kooper following a jam in the Cafe au Proceed Proceed, in which a cut on his hands left his body organ keyboard protected in bloodstream. That first edition of Bloodstream, Perspiration & Tears performed music that roamed openly through realms of jazz, R&B, spirit, and also psychedelia with techniques that acquired scarcely been noticed before in a single music group. The songs had been bold and complicated, as well as the agreements provided Lipsius, Brecker, et. al area to single, while Kooper’s body organ and Katz’s electric guitar swelled in pulsing, shimmering glory. Their debut, Kid Is Dad to the person, premiered in Feb 1968, and appeared to portend an excellent future. The thing it didn’t possess was popular one to obtain AM radio play and help get product sales. Disagreements about repertory grew into uncertainties about Kooper’s capability as a business lead vocalist, and soon divide this music group. Kooper still left in March of 1968, and Brecker implemented him out. That might’ve been the finish from the tale, except that Colomby and Katz made a decision to salvage a music group of their very own music group out of the debacle. The lineup was reshuffled and extended, as well as for a lead vocalist they discovered a Canadian nationwide called David Clayton-Thomas. The brand new Bloodstream, Perspiration & Tears documented their record in past due 1968. Bloodstream, Perspiration & Tears, released in January 1969, was smoother and much more typically melodic than its forerunner. Equally essential, the singles in the album had been edited, getting rid of the featured areas for the jazz players. “YOU HAVE MADE Me So HAPPY” increased to number 2 and lofted the recording to the very best from the LP entries. “Spinning Steering wheel” b/w “Increasingly more” and “SO WHEN I Die” adopted, so when the smoke cigarettes cleared, the recording got yielded a career’s well worth of strikes. The LP also earned the Grammy as Recording of the entire year, offering three million copies within the bargain. Within the springtime of 1970, nevertheless, the group dropped plenty of momentum using its primary audience, university students, if they undertook a tour of Eastern European countries with respect to the U.S. STATE DEPT.. The Vietnam Battle was still raging, and anything regarding the federal government was possibly poisonous on university campuses. It had been on their go back to America, amid this dubious profession move — that was completed to overcome the issue of Clayton-Thomas’ shaky immigration position — that Bloodstream, Perspiration & Tears 3 premiered. It briefly topped the LP graphs, as well as the solitary “Hi-De-Ho” reached quantity 14, but both offered only a small fraction of what their previously releases had completed. Additionally, the group was right now criticized within the rock and roll press, which sensed that Bloodstream, Perspiration & Tears had been the pretentious pop group that dabbled in horn riffs, or even a jazz outfit aiming to pass being a rock-band. The group’s decision to execute at a NEVADA modern casino — which also upset the top of Columbia Information, Clive Davis — do nothing at all to defuse these uncertainties. Clayton-Thomas exited following the 4th record to pursue a single profession. A lot of the group’s primary and second-generation players had been gone at that time as well, although playing standard continued to be regularly high. The lineup became a revolving door — also Jaco Pastorius transferred through their rates, briefly — as well as the group’s record product sales imploded, squeezed because they had been by Chicago over the pop aspect of jazz-rock, and clothes such as Weather conditions Report and Go back to Forever over the even more musically ambitious part from the range. Clayton-Thomas came back in 1974, from what was billed officially as “Bloodstream, Perspiration & Tears Featuring David Clayton-Thomas.” They released New Town (1975), which do sufficiently to justify an ambitious tour that yielded the double-LP Live and Improvised. Columbia Information lowered the group in 1976, and also Bobby Colomby, who experienced trademarked the group’s name, quit using them. Clayton-Thomas offers held the group name alive within the years since, fronting numerous lineups.

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Full Name Blood, Sweat & Tears
Awards Grammy Award for Album of the Year, Grammy Hall of Fame, Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance
Music Songs And When I Die, Spinning Wheel, I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know, Lucretia Mac Evil, God Bless the Child, Go Down Gamblin', Hi-De-Ho, Sometimes in Winter, I Can't Quit Her, Lisa, Listen to Me, You've Made Me So Very Happy, Smiling Phases, Blues, Pt. 2, Lucretia's Reprise, Got to Get You Into My Life, I Can't Move No Mountains, Somethin' Comin' On, Fire and Rain, Variations on a Theme by Erik Satie, Ride Captain Ride, Mama Gets High, Tell Me That I'm Wrong, He's a Runner, Snow Queen, So Long Dixie, Somethin' Goin' On, Lonesome Suzie, Cowboys and Indians, My Days Are Numbered, House in the Country, 40,000 Headmen, Blue Street
Albums Child Is Father to the Man, Live, Blood, Sweat & Tears, In Concert, Blood, Sweat & Tears 3, Blood, Sweat & Tears 4, New Blood, No Sweat, More Than Ever, Brand New Day, New City, Nuclear Blues, Live and Improvised, Mirror Image, The Owl and the Pussycat, Blood, Sweat & Tears Greatest Hits, Super Hits, Definitive Collection, The Collection, Sail away - Live in Stockholm 1973, Live At The Bottom Line, NY 8 Nov '77 (Remastered), Live (Live At The Street Scene (Downtown Los Angeles)/1980), What Goes Up! The Best of Blood, Sweat & Tears, Found Treasures, Rare, Rarer & Rarest, The Essential Blood, Sweat & Tears, Almost Sorry, Spinning Wheel: The Best of Blood, Sweat & Tears, Playlist: The Very Best of Blood, Sweat & Tears, Big Tunes, Big Sound - [The Dave Cash Collection], Sensational Blood, Sweat & Tears, Collections, Roller Coaster, The Stockholm Concert, 1973 (Live), Spinning Wheel, Back To Back: Blood, Sweat And Tears & Chicago
Nominations Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals


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1 Members have included Al Kooper, Steve Katz, Fred Lipsius, Jim Fielder, Bobby Colomby, Randy Brecker, Jerry Weiss, Dick Halligan, Chuck Winfield, Lew Soloff, Jerry Hyman, David Clayton-Thomas, Bobby Doyle, Joe Henderson, George Wadenius, Jerry Fisher, Lou Marini Jr., Larry Willis, Tom Malone, Ron McClure, Bill Tillman, Tony Klatka, Jerry La Croix, Luther Kent, Joe Giorgianni, David Bargeron, Chris Albert, Gregory Herbert, Randy Bernsen, Neil Stubenhaus, Bobby Economou, Robert Piltch, David Piltch, Bruce Cassidy, Earl Seymour, Vernon Dorge, Richard Marrinez, Steve Guttman, Jerry Sokolow, Tim Ries, Charlie Gordon
2 Contrary to popular belief, the band was not named after the famous phrase in Winston Churchill's World War II speech. Musician Al Kooper was trying to think of a name for a band he wanted to form and happened to glance at a Johnny Cash album called "Blood, Sweat & Tears".


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TitleYearStatusCharacter
Preacher 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Elvis & Nixon 2016 performer: "Spinning Wheel" - as Blood, Sweat & Tears
Mad Men 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Force 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dzi Croquettes 2009 Documentary performer: "Spinning Wheel" / writer: "Spinning Wheel"
Medium 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Neues aus der Anstalt 2007 TV Series performer: "Spinning Wheel"
The Secret Life of Words 2005 performer: "You've Made Me So Very Happy"
Where the Truth Lies 2005 performer: "Spinning Wheel" 1968 - as Blood Sweat and Tears
The Simpsons 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Bernie Mac Show 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Dish 2000 performer: "You've Made Me So Very Happy" 1967
Freaks and Geeks 2000 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Indian Summer 1993 performer: "Spinning Wheel"
The Wonder Years 1989-1992 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Woodstock: The Lost Performances 1990 Video documentary performer: "More and More" - as Blood, Sweat & Tears
Dinah! 1975 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Millionairess 1974 performer: "Lucretia Mac Evil", "Fire and Rain" - uncredited
Hotel Hooker 1974 performer: "God Bless the Child", "Smiling Phases", "Blues - Part II" - uncredited / writer: "Blues - Part II" - uncredited
Flipside 1973 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
The Young Hitchikers 1971 performer: "Smiling Phases" - uncredited
The Owl and the Pussycat 1970 performer: "The Confrontation", "The Warmup", "The Seduction", "The Morning After", "The Reunion" - uncredited
The Best on Record 1970 TV Special performer: "Spinning Wheel"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Peter Marshall Variety Show 1976 TV Series

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hootpurr 1971 Short original score

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Music: My Generation - The 60s 2008 TV Movie documentary Themselves
20 Years After: A Woodstock Reunion 1989 Video Themselves
Christmas with the Stars: An International Earthquake Benefit 1989 TV Movie Themselves
The Wolfman Jack Show 1976 TV Series Themselves
Dinah! 1975-1976 TV Series Themselves
The Mike Douglas Show 1975-1976 TV Series Themselves - Musicians / Themselves - Vocalists
In Concert 1972-1973 TV Series Themselves
Flipside 1973 TV Series documentary Themselves
The David Frost Show 1971 TV Series Themselves
Blood, Sweat and Tears 1971 TV Movie documentary Themselves - Musician
The Ed Sullivan Show 1970 TV Series Themselves - Singers
The Best on Record 1970 TV Special Themselves - Performers
This Is Tom Jones 1969 TV Series documentary Themselves
The Andy Williams Show 1969 TV Series Themselves
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1969 TV Series Themselves - Guests
The Joe Franklin Show 1968 TV Series Themselves

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Archive Footage

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Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued 2014 Documentary Themselves

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