is the fourth album by the band BS&T 4 Blood, Sweat & Tears, released in 1971. It peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Pop albums chart.
The band invited former member
Al Kooper to contribute the song "John the Baptist (Holy John)." Trombonist Dave Bargeron replaced Jerry Hyman.
David Clayton-Thomas left as lead vocalist to pursue a solo career after the release of BS&T 4, as did founding members Dick Halligan and Fred Lipsius. Clayton-Thomas would return to the lineup for . New City
Reception [ edit ]
Allmusic, critic William Ruhlman wrote "the band's cohesion seemed to be disintegrating. Although the album scraped the Top Ten briefly and went gold, it marked the end of BS&T's period of wide commercial success on records." Music critic  Robert Christgau's only comments were "Aww-shuck! heck." 
Track listing [ edit ]
"Go Down Gamblin'" (
David Clayton-Thomas) – 4:14 "Cowboys and Indians" (
Dick Halligan, Terry Kirkman) – 3:07 "John the Baptist (Holy John)" (
Al Kooper, Phyllis Major) – 3:35 "Redemption" (Halligan, Clayton-Thomas) – 5:11
"Lisa, Listen to Me" (Halligan, Clayton-Thomas) – 2:58
"A Look to My Heart" (
Fred Lipsius) – 0:52 "High on a Mountain" (
Steve Katz) – 3:13 "Valentine's Day" (Katz) – 3:56
Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While)" ( Holland-Dozier-Holland) – 3:27 "For My Lady" (Katz) – 3:23
"Mama Gets High" (
Dave Bargeron, Katz) – 4:09 "A Look to My Heart" (Lipsius) – 2:07
Personnel [ edit ]
Dave Bargeron - trombone, tuba, bass trombone, baritone horn, acoustic bass
David Clayton-Thomas - lead vocals except as noted; guitar on "Go Down Gamblin'"
Bobby Colomby - drums, percussion
Jim Fielder - bass; guitar on "Redemption"
Dick Halligan - organ, trombone, piano, flute
Steve Katz - electric guitar, acoustic guitar, harmonica, mandolin; lead vocals on "Valentine's Day"
Fred Lipsius - alto saxophone, piano, organ, clarinet
Lew Soloff - trumpet, flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet
Chuck Winfield - trumpet, flugelhorn
Don Heckman - clarinet, bass clarinet ("Valentine's Day" and "For My Lady") Michael Smith - congas ("Redemption")
Production [ edit ]
Producers: Don Heckman, Bobby Colomby,
Roy Halee Engineers: Roy Halee, Lou Waxman, Robert Honablue
Arrangers: Dave Bargeron, David Clayton-Thomas, Jim Fielder, Dick Halligan,
Al Kooper, Fred Lipsius Design and Photography:
Album - Billboard (North America)
Singles - Billboard (North America)
"Go Down Gamblin'" (2:45 edit)
"Lisa, Listen To Me"
References [ edit ]