On February 21, 1968.

Child Is

On February 21, 1968, “Columbia” label released “Child Is Father to the Man”, the debut Blood, Sweat & Tears album. “Child Is Father to the Man” was recorded in November and December 1967, and was produced by John Simon.In 2003, the album was ranked number 264 on “Rolling Stone” magazine’s list of the “500 greatest albums of all time”.

Personnel:

  • Randy Brecker– trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Bobby Colomby– drums, percussion, vocals
  • Jim Fielder– bass guitar, fretless bass guitar
  • Dick Halligan– trombone
  • Steve Katz– guitar, lute, vocals
  • Al Kooper– organ, piano, ondioline, vocals
  • Fred Lipsius– piano, alto saxophone
  • Jerry Weiss– trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals
  • 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
  • Fred Catero, Al Gorgoni, Fred Lipsius, Alan Schulman, John Simon – arranger
  • Howard Fritzson – art direction
  • Bob Cato, Don Hunstein – photography
  • Michael Cimicata – packaging

Track Listing:

  1. Overture – Al Kooper
  2. I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know – Al Kooper
  3. Morning Glory – Larry Beckett, Tim Buckley
  4. My Days Are Numbered – Al Kooper
  5. Without Her – Harry Nilsson
  6. Just One Smile – Randy Newman
  7. I Can’t Quit Her –  Al Kooper, Irwin Levine
  8. Meagan’s Gypsy Eyes – Steve Katz
  9. Somethin’ Goin’ On – Al Kooper
  10. House in the Country – Al Kooper
  11. The Modern Adventures of Plato, Diogenes and Freud – Al Kooper
  12. So Much Love/Underture – Gerry Goffin, Carole King

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