Song of the Day: Blood Sweat & Tears, “Somethin’ Goin’ On”

Jim Fielder, bass player for Blood Sweat & Tears through their first six albums from 1967 to 1974, celebrates his 75th birthday today. “Somethin’ Goin’ On” is from BS&T’s first album, 1968’s Child Is Father To The Man, featuring Al Kooper on vocals.

15 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Blood Sweat & Tears, “Somethin’ Goin’ On”

  1. Kooper spent a lot of time putting this together and then left not too long afterward. I like what they did with and without him.


    1. The band really changed when they dumped Al Kooper (and that’s pretty much what happened). They wanted a better vocalist and got one of the best in David Clayton-Thomas, and the horn section turned over (except Fred Lipsius). Kooper was into some pretty strange stuff…. He’s a great keyboards player and producer (he’s the one that got Atlanta Rhythm Section together), but kind of a nut…

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      1. He also got Lynyrd Skynyrd…without him they might not have been signed.
        He has played with everyone but yea…he is out there.


    1. I played the grooves off the record when I had it. It was a whole lot different from anything BS&T did later, largely because of Al Kooper’s influence. He was gone by the second album and the music got a lot more serious.


    1. It was on their first album, which was not the one with “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy” and “Spinning Wheel” on it. A lot of people never heard of “Child Is Father To The Man.” I know I didn’t until their first Greatest Hits album came out and “I Can’t Quit Her” and “I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know” were on it. It’s a great album if you ever run into it.

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  2. So I’m a fan of BS&T because my mother was a fan and I listened to an loved the albums she had since childhood. I fondly remember falling asleep to various albums as a teen. But I somehow never knew about their first album so now I have some great new listening — thanks!!


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