Blood, Sweat and Tears “3”
In many ways, this album had more to do with long love affair with music, than any other album ever released.
When I was a wee lad, my sister gave me copy of this. It was actually on cassette. It was right when those lovely pre-recorded cassettes first hit the market. I had a player and played it over and over and over. I even remember starting and stopping the songs over and over so I could write out the lyrics.
I was hooked. I had to get more of these!
Blood, Sweat and Tears “3” contained some of the bands most well known tunes. From the opening of ‘Hi-De-Ho’ to the ending of ’40,000 Headman,’ it was full of great music.
Before I right these out, I often look for info on these albums. When I did this research, I was surprised to find out that Gerry Goffin and Carole King wrote ‘Hi-De-Ho.’ I never knew that!
Besides Hi-De-Ho and Winwood, Capaldi’s, 40,000 Headmen, there were a few other great tracks. They also covered ‘ James Taylors ‘Fire and Rain.’
But the most interesting track, not to be missed is a very different reworking of Jagger and Richards Classic, “Sympathy For The Devil.” If you haven’t heard this one, you have to check it out!
I had never seen BST in concert. Then in 1994 they played Chicago Ridge Fest. I wasn’t expecting much from a typical summer neighborhood fest, but was I surprised! David Clayton Thomas never sounded better! And he bought many of the old timers with him.
I found out afterwards, that they had used this show as a warm up for a bigger show that was scheduled a few weeks later. The 25th anniversary of Woodstock.