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Blood Sweat & Tears — I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know
Album: Child Is Father To the Man
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Released: 1968
Length: 5:52
Plays (last 30 days): 1
If I ever leave you
You can say I told you so
And if I ever hurt you babe
You know I hurt myself as well

Chorus: Is that any way for a man to carry on
D'you think he wants his little loved one gone?
I love you Baby, more than you'll ever know
More than you'll ever know

When I wasn't makin' too much money
You know where my paycheck went
You know I brought it home to baby
And I never spent one red cent

(Chorus)

I'm not tryin' to be
Any kind of man
I'm tryin' to be somebody
You can love, trust, and understand
I know that I can be, yeah yeah
A part of you that no one else could see
I just gotta hear, tohear you say
It's all right
Yeah, yeah, yeah!

I'm only flesh and blood
But I can be anything that you demand
I could president of General Motors baby, heh
Or just a tiny little grain of sand

(Chorus)

(Guitar Solo)
(Sax Solo)

If I ever leave you
You can say I told you so
And if I ever hurt you baby
You know I hurt myself as well

(Chorus)

I love you, I love you, I love you baby!
Well all right!
I told ya, so many times before
I love you
I love you!
If you don't know, then I'll tell ya one more time
I love you!
I love you!
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Sublime!
Killer music is killer
Just listened via the web stream through my headphones.  Most excellent!
This is epic and timeless...
{#Devil_pimp}zesty! this  song has been covered many times one of my favorite covers is joe bonamasa with beth hart zesty indeed
Al Cooper & Band -  classic and wonderful.  It has stood the test of time.
muted -- brutal (classic or not)
 DocStrangelove wrote:
tiresome — goes on and on — cheesy lyrics
bury this one
 
Really? Bury a timeless classic? Dude!
 jambo wrote:
horns should be used very judiciously if never. not compatible with rock and roll. always drifts into some faux jazz thing.  
 
Shhh; don't let The Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen know about that, oh, wait, too late.
horns should be used very judiciously if never. not compatible with rock and roll. always drifts into some faux jazz thing. 

 
One of the greatest. Love this - Love Al - Love the song - love the band in that configuration
Amy Winehouse does this equally well as Donny Hathaway, here it is:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=362JArvhAqg
Amazing!!!
Bumped up to an 8....timeless...still holds up!
The very first concert I ever went to - around 1968, I think, in Minneapolis somewhere.  Awesome song.
Love every second of this outstanding piece of music.
I do also like the version of this with David Clayton Thomas on "Live & Improvised". Great double CD of BS&T live.
I love Amy Winehouse cover of this one.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=362JArvhAqg
Memories! 1960s & '70s, it seemed that these guys were all over the radio with one hit or another. So superior to their copycats today.
 HomeTuner wrote:
Al was a genius, IMHO. The variety in his musical ideas on this album have kept it one of my lifetime favorites. Thank you, Bill, I'm now going to re-listen to my copy, beginning to end.

 
I second this comment - this album, Child is Father to the Man is excellent
I had this on Quad 8-track, but had no quad player so it only played two tracks at a time of this tape. That meant that I could listen to this song with just his vocals in one speaker and just the bass/drums in another. So when I hear this I hear all his little breath intakes, and wavering uncertainties, and the resonance of the room he was singing in.

When you throw in all the other instruments they're not nearly as obvious. I kinda miss that.
{#Devil_pimp} one and done but what  gem! his solo work is very good as well
tiresome — goes on and on — cheesy lyrics
bury this one
Al was a genius, IMHO. The variety in his musical ideas on this album have kept it one of my lifetime favorites. Thank you, Bill, I'm now going to re-listen to my copy, beginning to end.
Toronto bond of brilliance
Ah yes BS&T's.  This and their version of God Bless the Child are two that continue to sparkle in my mind. 
I've heard many covers of this but Al really is at the top of the list on this one. Outstanding!!!
Al Kooper - monster writer arranger


 On_The_Beach wrote:
A cover full of "mini-me"s!

 
ha ha, you got it!   {#Cheesygrin}

Mni-Me
 zepher wrote:


I thought they came from Sweden....

SUPER BAD HAIR! LOL

 


 JuliaH wrote:
So nice to hear this.  I loved this BSTs with Al Cooper.  Didn't like them afterwards.
 

 
More Al Kooper please Bill!!!!!


A cover full of "mini-me"s!
That cover creeps me out...Good for a Twilight Zone story...
I am sure you know, I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know.  
 JuliaH wrote:
So nice to hear this.  I loved this BSTs with Al Cooper.  Didn't like them afterwards.
 

 
yeah, that spinning wheel/when i die/you made me happy  crap  was unlistenable
.
( of course imho) 
awesome music imo
that's one heart sick dude right there.. {#Cry}
So nice to hear this.  I loved this BSTs with Al Cooper.  Didn't like them afterwards.
 
Despite all the hits they had with David Clayton Thomas, I prefer this album.
 idiot_wind wrote:
Hey...this sounds like Bozz Scaggs.

 
For about 60 seconds, I thought it WAS Boz Scaggs. Loan Me a Dime
always nice to hear some al kooper !
Hey...this sounds like Bozz Scaggs.
 hayduke2 wrote:

pardon, I was being a smartass  : )

 
I figured you were just joking, but then again, you never know - Mr. Dinklage may have gotten access to a TARDIS and made that tiny little change in the fabric of Time and Relative Dimensions.
 gregr79 wrote:
Now we know where Awkward Family  / Band Photos began....

 

I thought they came from Sweden....
Just outstanding! SUCH a great album.  When I finally broke down and got a CD player, this was the first CD bought and played (and played, and played, and played)
 Bert7 wrote:
Did not recognize BS&T with Al Kooper singing, good Sunday morning tune...

 
Yeah, that was before he was forced out of the band which he founded.
 boober wrote:

Being the President of General Motors ain't what it used to be!

Wherever I sing...I substitute the biggest company in that city.

This ranks in my best 10 albums of all time.



 
Omaha-

"I can be President of the F@#ing Union Pacific Railroad baby!


Did not recognize BS&T with Al Kooper singing, good Sunday morning tune...
Now we know where Awkward Family  / Band Photos began....
It's like a totally different band with Al Kooper singing.  I really like it.  DCT was one of the voices that kind of defined the era but I wish we could have had both.
 {#Fire}     {#Fire}     {#Fire}     {#Fire}    {#Fire}      {#Fire}
 hayduke2 wrote:
I swear I thought that was Peter Dinklage sitting in the center of that cover then had to do a triple-take!

 

I can definitely see a resemblance.  But like the other poster mentioned, he probably wasn't born yet when this album was released.
 kcar wrote:

{#Ask} Ermm...

Beg to differ, all due respect. I have to be in the mood for time travel to listen to this; it just meanders on a bit much. 

Al Kooper was an interesting voice, but I think David Clayton Thomas's was better.  

 
That makes one of us. I was very disappointed when DCT replaced Al.

I bought this LP the same day I bought Electric Flag's debut effort, incidentally. A great acquisition day that was.
LOVING LOVING LOVING the bluesy theme! Rock on RP!
Al Kooper.  Gob smakin' talented.  
1968!
 hayduke2 wrote:
I swear I thought that was Peter Dinklage sitting in the center of that cover then had to do a triple-take!

  
 
Proclivities wrote:

I don't think he was even born yet.

 
pardon, I was being a smartass  : )
There best album - GODLIKE album and GODLIKE track
 jhorton wrote:
Jesus Christ, these guys were GOOD!

 
Weird how that doesn't happen that much any more in contemporary music.
Talent requires...wait for it...blood, sweat, and tears.

It's not handed to you with a skimpy costume and a boob job. 
 d48m02h wrote:
Great sound - extraordinarily FREAKY album cover!!  {#Eh} 

 
Glad you dug it! My cousin shot if while a staff photog at Columbia. All done manually without benefit of computer technology back in those days.

Hey I remember these guys!!!

My cousin shot the album cover


 AndyJ wrote:

Never ages...

The whole album is very good and stands up well almost 40 years later...

Few groups can say that...



 
{#Ask} Ermm...

Beg to differ, all due respect. I have to be in the mood for time travel to listen to this; it just meanders on a bit much. 

Al Kooper was an interesting voice, but I think David Clayton Thomas's was better.  
GOOD   MEMORIES  !!   GREAT   {#Roflol}

Being the President of General Motors ain't what it used to be!

Wherever I sing...I substitute the biggest company in that city.

This ranks in my best 10 albums of all time.


 Sjaaks wrote:

Excellent song!!

 

Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa did a very respectable cover on their album "Seesaw". Check it out!



 
I love Joe and Beth, but I don't think they did this justice. Al Kooper just nailed it IMHO. I haven't heard anyone match this version.
Greatest album of all fn time...Al Kooper at his creative best...also one of the world's greatest love songs

 

A moment in time... Pure American Jazz...

Holds up well....

Also thinking about Paul Butterfield, Seiji Ozawa and "Five Pieces For Blues Band and Orchestra"...

Sounds of experimentation and openness that lasted to short a time and hasn't come back as full force yet.

Most experimentation is individuals and local groups... Not quite as many learning from and leading ach other...

Good music is timeless... Keep the music playing...

 


 hayduke2 wrote:
I swear I thought that was Peter Dinklage sitting in the center of that cover then had to do a triple-take!

 
I don't think he was even born yet.
 Stingray wrote:
TERRIBLE SINGER!

 
Rubbish

Excellent song!!

 

Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa did a very respectable cover on their album "Seesaw". Check it out!


Never ages...

The whole album is very good and stands up well almost 40 years later...

Few groups can say that...


We need more Al Kooper please.
 The_Walrus wrote:
Quite simply one of the best albums ever made

 
...... yer not wrong my friend
 ksabat wrote:
To "The Walrus"......I agree, this is one of the best albums ever......all time favorite for me. Al Cooper, that Hammond organ, and Jim Fielder on bass. Lots of memories with this one.



 


 PopKombo wrote:

Blues singer Al Kooper, a founding member and original band leader.  He was replaced with David Clayton Thomas on the next album.

 


 Stingray wrote:
TERRIBLE SINGER!

 
Blues singer Al Kooper, a founding member and original band leader.  He was replaced by David Clayton Thomas on the next album.
jhorton wrote:
Jesus Christ, these guys were GOOD!

 

Indeed....I seem to remember an interview with David Clayton-Thomas where he said his initial meeting with the other members intimidated the hell out of him.  He considered them superb musicians.  Can't say I disagree with the sentiment.  You play with these sorts you better have, and be on, your "A" game...
Great sound - extraordinarily FREAKY album cover!!  {#Eh} 
Quite simply one of the best albums ever made
The guitar track is molten!!
{#Sunny} 
TERRIBLE SINGER!
Growing up in Canada and having a communist governance of the AM and FM bands with 33% mandated Canadian content just made me hate these guys.
Jesus Christ, these guys were GOOD!
 hayduke2 wrote:
I swear I thought that was Peter Dinklage sitting in the center of that cover then had to do a triple-take!

 
Look up the wikipedia on the band. The list of people they claim have been in the band in some incarnation is perhaps 3 pages worth. This was the best lineup by an incredible margin.
Discovering music I should have pick up on decades ago. Usually my discoveries are newer music but this is awesome.    !!!
 Toke wrote:

This saying draws to mind. listening to this '' Music invades the soul with pleasurable delight''  :-)



 

well said. very apropriate
{#Dancingbanana}
it's about time.....{#Dance}...yo, Bill we need a sax emoticon.....{#Fire}
YES!!
I swear I thought that was Peter Dinklage sitting in the center of that cover then had to do a triple-take!
Blast from the past....must dig em out...
How dare I rate this a 9! WTF was wrong with me?
 
I've corrected the mistake and now have it rated an appropriate "GodLike".

This saying draws to mind. listening to this '' Music invades the soul with pleasurable delight''  :-)



nice!
Great to hear people giving Al Kooper plaudits . . . this whole album is classic after classic . . . even the barnyard-animal-sound filled "House in the Country".

"I love you BABY . . . Well ALRIGHT!" . . . if you don't know, let me tell you one more time . . . I LOVE YOU!
7 to 8. Had to skooch that up a bit. {#Motor}
Wow!!!!
1st time I've ever heard this band. At first I thought it was Mick Hucknall from Simply Red. Good stuff.
Super excellent set!!! Thank you for soothing sounds that lead to my much needed mental recovery
Big Al Kooper. I love him more than he'll ever know (musically)

truely great!

 

PS

I will certainly unpack my old BST albums, after hearing this!

Music I completely forgot about!

 

PPS

...and why only 7.6?


Man! I just got goose bumps.
..you won't find lyrics like this, these days..(just sayin')..
I'm bumping this to a 9 for the sheer passion and excellent musicianship and craftsmanship of this song.  Even more than that, the production and clarity of recording rivals the digital recordings of today.  SO clean.
 Bozo wrote:
The coolest thing about this song is that it dedicates the "well all right"  at the end to Janis Joplin (San Francisco) Another band that deserves to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame:  groundbreaking!!!  Al Kooper started the groove with Blues Project and then took it to BST:  too bad DCT didn't get the intent right. I am fortunate to own at least 9 Al Kooper albums.  Outstanding!!!
 
 DCT killed any interest I had in BS&T. I still love this album.
If there had never been a BST and, say, the Black Keys had released this song last year, it would sound new. This is an amazing arrangement. It just doesn't age.
 ncollingridge wrote:
They sure don't make songs like this anymore. So full of SOUL.
  Smokin'!  {#Devil_pimp}


For my bro Pete, in memory of your lovely wife Lori
 Bozo wrote:
The coolest thing about this song is that it dedicates the "well all right"  at the end to Janis Joplin (San Francisco) Another band that deserves to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame:  groundbreaking!!!  Al Kooper started the groove with Blues Project and then took it to BST:  too bad DCT didn't get the intent right. I am fortunate to own at least 9 Al Kooper albums.  Outstanding!!!
 
For a clown....you have good taste in music.
I have not heard this album, or any cut on it, since college. Man, what a blast from the past.

It's things like this that keep me sending a few bucks to RP.  
 leonswiatek wrote:
SIMPLY GREAT, love the sax riff,guitar, vocals ,bass , everything
 


SIMPLY GREAT, love the sax riff
Al rocks!
One of favorite bluesmen! 
The coolest thing about this song is that it dedicates the "well all right"  at the end to Janis Joplin (San Francisco) Another band that deserves to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame:  groundbreaking!!!  Al Kooper started the groove with Blues Project and then took it to BST:  too bad DCT didn't get the intent right. I am fortunate to own at least 9 Al Kooper albums.  Outstanding!!!
Nice to hear this.......oh do I miss those days....
Now THAT'S the way to sing and play The Blues...digging it immensely...definite improvement on the groove...
 Stratocaster wrote:
Wow, never heard this before....I only know BS&T with DCT as the frontman.

Really nice, bluesy track. 
 
Yeah, I think this one escaped many people.  Al Kooper left after this one, I believe.

One of the best album covers EVER!