Blood, Sweat & Tears – Child Is Father to the Man (1968)

Child Is Father to the Man is the debut album by American jazz-rock septet Blood, Sweat & Tears, released in 1968 on Columbia. The album is the band’s only release to feature trumpeter Randy Brecker and keyboardist/vocalist Al Kooper.

A1. “Overture” (1:32)
A2. “I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know” (5:58)
A3. “Morning Glory” (4:15)
A4. “My Days Are Numbered” (3:19)
A5. “Without Her” (2:42)
A6. “Just One Smile” (4:38)
B1. “I Can’t Quit Her” (3:38)
B2. “Meagan’s Gypsy Eyes” (3:24)
B3. “Somethin’ Goin’ On” (8:01)
B4. “House in the Country” (3:05)
B5. “The Modern Adventures of Plato, Diogenes and Freud” (4:13)
B6. “So Much Love / Underture” (4:44)

Randy Brecker – trumpet, flugelhorn
Bobby Colomby – drums, percussion; backing vocals (tracks 4, 10)
Jim Fielder – bass guitar, fretless bass guitar
Dick Halligan – trombone
Steve Katz – guitars; lead vocals (tracks 3, 8); backing vocals (tracks 3); lute (track 6)
Al Kooper – organ, piano; lead vocals (tracks 2, 4-7, 9-12); ondioline (track 8)
Fred Lipsius – piano, alto saxophone

Jerry Weiss – trumpet, flugelhorn; backing vocals (track 4)
Anahid Ajemian – violin
Fred Catero – sound effects
Harold Coletta – viola
Paul Gershman – violin
Al Gorgoni – organ, guitar, vocals
Manny Green – violin
Julie Held – violin
Doug James – shaker
Harry Katzman – violin
Leo Kruczek – violin
Harry Lookofsky – violin
Charles McCracken – cello
Melba Moorman – choir, chorus
Gene Orloff – violin
Valerie Simpson – choir, chorus
Alan Schulman – cello
John Simon – organ, piano, conductor, cowbell
The Manny Vardi Strings
Producers: Bob Irwin, John Simon

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