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.
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 [1 ] Robert Christgau's only comments were "Aww-shuck! heck." [2 ]
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 ]