Blood, Chet and Tears

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Blood, Chet and Tears
Studio album by Chet Baker
Released 1970
Recorded July 6, 1970
Sunwest Recording Studios, Hollywood, California
Genre Jazz
Label Verve
V6 8798
Producer Jerry Styner
Chet Baker chronology
Albert's House
Blood, Chet and Tears
Chet Baker & Lee Konitz in Concert

Blood, Chet and Tears is an album by jazz trumpeter Chet Baker recorded in 1970 and released on the Verve label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1.5/5 stars[2]

Allmusic rated the album with 1½ stars stating "Blood, Chet & Tears is legendary for being one of the most shameful releases in his catalog, but the reality of the album isn't quite as bad as the legend behind it... Blood, Chet & Tears finds Baker trying to sound like somebody else and that's the worst thing about the album. It literally sounds like Baker is hiding his true musical personality rather than expanding upon that personality. And when you come right down to it, that really is selling out as opposed to what George Benson and others were doing during this same period".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Easy Come, Easy Go"(Jack Keller, Diane Hildebrand) - 2:51
  2. "Sugar, Sugar" (Jeff Barry, Andy Kim) - 2:52
  3. "Something" (George Harrison) - 3:20
  4. "Spinning Wheel" (David Clayton-Thomas) - 3:16
  5. "Vehicle" (Jim Peterik) - 2:44
  6. "The Letter" (Wayne Carson Thompson) - 3:34
  7. "And When I Die" (Laura Nyro) - 2:57
  8. "Come Saturday Morning" (Fred Karlin, Dory Previn) - 2:48
  9. "Evil Ways" (Clarence "Sonny" Henry) - 3:35
  10. "You've Made Me So Very Happy" (Brenda Holloway, Patrice Holloway, Frank Wilson, Berry Gordy) - 3:40



  1. ^ Chet Baker discography accessed August 16, 2013
  2. ^ a b Dedina, N. Allmusic listing accessed August 16, 2013