Saturday, December 28, 2013

David Clayton Thomas - David Clayton Thomas (1972 canada / uk, magnificent jazz rock, Repertoire digi pak remaster)

David Clayton-Thomas (born David Henry Thomsett), singer, songwriter, producer (born 13 September 1941 in Surrey, England). An aggressive yet sensitive singer with a robust, soulful voice, Juno and Grammy Award winner David Clayton Thomas was a pioneer on the Canadian music scene in the 1960s and maintained a long solo career, but is perhaps best-known as the lead singer of the American jazz-rock group Blood, Sweat & Tears. He has been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame and Canada’s Walk of Fame. His work has been recognized by the Grammy Hall of Fame and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. 

David Clayton-Thomas had decided that enough was enough and split with Blood, Sweat and Tears to go the solo route with 1972's David Clayton-Thomas. Aided and abetted by wide ranges of studio help, including some of his former bandmates, much of what lies within these grooves sounds very much like his old band. It includes "Magnificent Sanctuary Band" and "Sing a Song," and with it sounding so similar to BS&T, one might wonder why Thomas chose the solo route, but by doing so, he is in charge and doesn't have to rely on others to choose which songs he sings. A competent addition to the big-band rock sound so popular in the early and mid-'70s. 
by James Chrispell
1. Magnificent Sanctuary Band  (D. Burnette) - 3:30
2. We’re All Meat From The Same Bone (G. Zekley, M. Bottier) - 1:47
3. Stealin’ In The Name Of The Lord (P. Kelley) - 2:45
4. Dying To Live (E. Winter) - 4:36
5. Sing A Song (G. Wright) - 2:47
6. She (G. Parsons, C. Etheridge) - 4:47
7. Don’t Let It Bring You Down (N. Young) - 3:40
8. Once Burned (T. Rundgren) - 3:27
9. North Beach Racetrack (D. Clayton-Thomas) - 3:05
10.Caress Me Pretty Music (A. O’Day) - 3:25

*David Clayton-Thomas - Vocals, Guitar
*Mike Deasy - Guitar 

*Steve Cropper - Guitar
*Paul Cannon - Guitar
*Hugh Mccracken - Guitar
*Joe Osborn - Bass
*Jim Johnson - Bass
*Jimmy Lewis - Bass
*Russ Svakus - Bass
*Larry Knechtel - Piano
*Frank Owens - Piano
*Dick Halligan - Organ
*J. Spell - Keyboards
*Paul Griffin - Piano
*Earl Palmer - Drums
*Richie Simpson - Drums
*Bobby Colomby - Drums, Tambourine
*King Errisson - Percussion
*Ollie Mitchell - Piccolo Trumpet
*Johnny Rialto - Piccolo Trumpet
*Bill Watrous - Trombone
*Garnett Brown - Trombone
*Dave Bargeron - Trombone
*Joe Farrell - Alto Sax
*Jimmy Guiffre - Tenor Sax

Related Act
1975  Blood Sweat And Tears - New City
1976  Blood Sweat And Tears - More Than Ever

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  1. Superb voice... soul, pop-jazz, southern rock, r&b, would have deserved the success as the similar Joe Cocker

  2. what a brilliant post! The problem is that I can't open the Free Text page - I receive the message that the page can't be found. What's going on - am I missing something?

    1. George,
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    2. It does work, thank you! It had happened again several days before, that's why I was a bit curious.