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#261: Child is Father to the Man by Blood, Sweat & Tears

3.01.2012


Child is Father to the Man by Blood, Sweat & Tears (1968)

Favorite Track(s): "I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know" and "Morning Glory" and "My Days are Numbered" and "I Can't Quit Her" and "So Much Love/Underture"

Thoughts: Blood, Sweat & Tears! A band I've always only associated with the song "You've Made Me So Very Happy" (my favorite part of course being near the very end around 3:20 when things slow down and its just the organ, drums, and guitar and David Clayton-Thomas sings "Mmmmmm I wanna thank you girl"). But that's not even on this album! This was their debut album, but also the last of its kind because after its release Al Kooper left the group, and apparently the sound was never the same.

The "Overture" would have worked better for me without the creeping maniacal laughter. But the rest of the album was a pure joy. The organ and horns really made it sublime. It felt like Jens Lekman, so full of 60s goodness.

Is This Better Than Help!?: Yes.



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