Picked up a 1971 Al Kooper vinyl LP, ‘New York City (You’re A Woman)’ and found I quite liked it. This caused me to revisit a CD I’ve owned for a long time but hadn’t listened to much; Blood Sweat & Tears’ first release- ‘Child Is Father To The Man’.
For me, BS&T’s later albums, recorded after Kooper’s departure (with David Clayton-Thomas singing some of their biggest hits – Spining Wheel, And When I Die, etc.) was etched into my brain as part of the soundtrack to the time when I first discovered music I could somehow identify with. However, the more I play ‘Child Is Father…’ the more I’m convinced Al Kooper had something special going there for a while.
Maybe that first BS&T album will become the soundtrack to another part of my life.