Five On Friday - Blood Sweat & Tears

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Friday, July 02, 2010


Each week TRAVIS from "Trav's Thoughts" hosts Five On Friday where we get to select five songs of any mix we care....

Check out the other participants by clicking on his link above...and join in!

You can register for free at playlist.com and type in a band name and BAM the song will be there to assist in building your playlist.

Travis lays out some guidelines for this meme and they go like this:

1. Grab the banner, make your post title Five on Friday, and be sure to link back here.

2. Go to Playlist.com to make your play list of five songs. Choose a particular theme to share with us. You can simply post the play list, or you can add a little summary about what you are sharing.

3. I don't know how to make a specific linky, so be sure to leave me a comment to let me know that you participated.

4. No tags, but feel free to invite your friends to play along if they need a post topic on a Friday.

This week, we bring you Blood Sweat & Tears. Formed in 1967 in New York City, the band has gone through numerous iterations with varying personnel and has encompassed a multitude of musical styles. What the band is most known for, from its start, is the fusing of rock, blues, pop music, horn arrangements and jazz improvisation into a hybrid that came to be known as "jazz-rock".

Al Kooper, Jim Fielder, Fred Lipsius, Randy Brecker, Jerry Weiss, Dick Halligan, Steve Katz, and Bobby Colomby formed the original band.

The current roster is:
Steve Katz : guitar, harmonica, vocals
Rob Paparozzi : vocals, harmonica
Dave Gellis : guitar
Glenn McClelland : keyboards
Gary Foote : bass
Andrea Valentini : drums
Teddy Mulet : trumpet
Steve Jankowski : trumpet
Jens Wendelboe : trombone
Tom Timko : sax

This band may have used more musicians than any other band in their long history. I listed all of the musicians that have played with the band after the player...be warned, the list is LONG!!

HAVE A GRAND WEEKEND!!!


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Al Kooper : keyboards, vocals (1967–1968)
Randy Brecker : trumpet, flugelhorn (1967–1968)
Jerry Weiss : trumpet, flugelhorn, backing vocals (1967–1968)
Fred Lipsius : alto sax, keyboards (1967–1972)
Dick Halligan : keyboards, trombone, horns, flute, backing vocals (1967–1972)
Steve Katz : guitar, harmonica, lute, mandolin, vocals (1967–1973, 2008– )
Jim Fielder : bass, guitar, backing vocals (1967–1974)
Bobby Colomby : drums, percussion, backing vocals (1967–1977)
David Clayton-Thomas : vocals, guitar (1968–1972, 1974–1981, 1984–2004)
Lew Soloff : trumpet, flugelhorn (1968–1974)
Chuck Winfield : trumpet, flugelhorn, backing vocals (1968–1973)
Jerry Hyman : trombones, recorder (1968–1970)
Dave Bargeron : trombone, tuba, horns, bass, backing vocals (1970–1978)
Bobby Doyle : vocals, piano (1972)
Joe Henderson : tenor sax (1972)
Lou Marini Jr. : tenor & soprano sax, flute (1972–1974)
Larry Willis : keyboards (1972–1978)
Georg Wadenius : guitar, vocals (1972–1975)
Jerry Fisher : vocals (1972–1974)
Tom Malone : trombone, trumpet, flugelhorn, alto sax, bass (1973–1974)
Jerry LaCroix : vocals, alto sax, flute, harmonica (1974)
Ron McClure : bass (1974–1975, 1976)
Tony Klatka : trumpet, horns (1974–1978)
Bill Tillman : alto sax, flute, clarinet, backing vocals (1974–1977)
Luther Kent : vocals (1974–1976)
Joe Giorgianni : trumpet, flugelhorn (1974–1975)
Jaco Pastorius : bass (1975–1976)
Steve Khan : guitar (1975)
Mike Stern : guitar (1975–1977)
Keith Jones : bass (1976)
Danny Trifan : bass (1976–1977)
Forrest Buchtell : trumpet (1975–1977)
Don Alias : percussion (1975–1976)
Roy McCurdy : drums (1976–1977)
Jeff Richman : guitar (1976 fill in for Stern)
Randy Bernsen : guitar (1977)
Barry Finnerty : guitar (1977–1978)
Neil Stubenhaus : bass (1977–1978)
Gregory Herbert : saxophone (1977–1978)
Michael Lawrence ; trumpet (1977)
Chris Albert : trumpet (1977–1978)
Bobby Economou : drums (1977–1978, 1979–1981, 1994–1995)
Kenny Marco : guitar (1979)
David Piltch : bass (1979–1980)
Joe Sealy : keyboards (1979)
Bruce Cassidy : trumpet, flugelhorn (1979–1980)
Earl Seymour : sax, flute (1979–1981)
Steve Kennedy : sax, flute (1979)
Sally Chappis : drums (1979)
Harvey Kogan : sax, flute (1979)
Jack Scarangella : drums (1979)
Vernon Dorge : sax, flute, vuvuzela (1979–1981)
Robert Piltch : guitar (1979–1980)
Richard Martinez : keyboards (1979–1980)
Wayne Pedzwater : bass (1980–1981)
Peter Harris : guitar (1980–1981)
Lou Pomanti : keyboards (1980–1981)
Mic Gillette : trumpet (1980–1981)
James Kidwell : guitar (1984–1985)
Jeff Andrews : bass (1984–1985)
Taras Kovayl : keyboards (1984–1985)
Tim Ouimette : trumpet, horns (1984–1985)
Mario Cruz : sax, flute (1984–1985)
Ricky Sebastian : drums (1984–1985)
Steve Guttman : trumpet (1985–2004)
Dave Gellis : guitar (1985–1990, 1996, 1998 fill in, 2005– )
Ray Peterson : bass (1985–1986)
Scott Kreitzer : sax, flute (1985–1986)
Teddy Mulet : trombone (1985–1986), trumpet (2005– )
Barry Danielian : trumpet (1985–1986)
Richard Sussman : keyboards (1985–1987)
Randy Andos : trombone (1986)
Tom Timko : sax, flute (1986–1987, 1995, 1998–2001, 2005–2008)
Tom DeFaria : drums (1985–1986)
John Conte : bass (1986–1987)
Steve Conte : guitar (1986 fill in)
Jeff Gellis : bass (1987–1990)
Dave Panichi : trombone (1987–1988, 1997–1998)
Glenn McClelland : keyboards (1987–1993, 1998, 2005– )
David Riekenberg : sax, flute (1987–1990, 1995–1998)
Jerry Sokolov : trumpet (1987–1994)
Graham Hawthorne : drums (1987–1988, 1989–1991)
Van Romaine : drums (1988–1989)
Neil Capolongo : drums (1991–1993)
Peter Abbott : drums (fill in early 1990s)
Charley Gordon : trombone (1987–1994, 2001)
Wayne Schuster : sax, flute (1990–1991)
Larry DeBari : guitar, vocals (1990–1997)
Gary Foote : bass (1990–1994, 1996–2004, 2005– )
Chuck Fisher : sax, flute (1991)
Jack Bashcow : sax, flute (1992)
Tim Ries : sax, flute (1992–1993, 1993–1995)
Charlie Cole : sax, flute (1993)
Matt King keyboards (1994–1998)
Mike Mancini (musician)|Mike Mancini : keyboards (fill in '80s/'90s)
Franck Amsallem keyboards (fill in mid '90s)
Henry Hey : keyboards (fill in mid '90s)
Ted Kooshian keyboards (fill in mid '90s)
Cliff Korman keyboards (fill in mid '90s)
Mike DuClos bass : (1994–1996)
Jonathan Peretz : drums (1995–1997)
Craig Johnson : trumpet (1994–1998)
Matt Milmerstadt drums : (1995, 1998)
Tom Guarna : guitar (1997–1998)
Jon Owens : trumpet (1998–2000)
Chuck Pillow : sax, flute (fill in 1998)
Brian Delaney : drums (1998, 2001)
Dave Stahl : trumpet (fill in 1995–1998)
Winston Byrd : trumpet (fill in 1998)
Dave Pietro : sax, flute (fill in 1998)
Dale Kirkland : trombone (1995–1996, 1998, 1999–2001, 2002–2006)
Pat Hallaran : trombone (1998–1999)
James Fox : guitar (1998–2000)
Dan Zank : keyboards (1998–2000)
Zach Danziger : drums (1998–2001)
Joe Mosello : trumpet (2000–2002)
Phil Magallanes : keyboards (2000–2001)
Andrea Valentini : drums (2001– )
Darcy Hepner : sax, flute (1999 fill in, 2001–2004)
John Samorian : keyboards (2001–2003)
Nick Marchione : trumpet (2002–2004)
Eric Cortright : keyboards (2003–2004)
Leo Huppert: bass (2004)
Steve Jankowski: trumpet (2005– )
Rob Paparozzi: vocals, harmonica (2005– )
Scottie Wallace: vocals (alternating with Rob P. 2005–2006)
Thomas Conner : vocals (fill in 2006 & 2007)
Jens Wendelboe: trombone (2006– )
Chris Tedesco : trumpet (fill in for Mulet 2006–2007)
Brian Steel : trumpet (fill in for Mulet 2008)
Bill Churchville : sax (fill in for Timko 2008)
Ken Gioffre : sax (fill in for Timko 2010)

16 Of Your Sparks

  1. TechnoBabe Says:
  2. Oh man, are you sure my name isn't there somewhere? That is a gigantic list, surprised they kept the same band name each change.

     
  3. DrillerAA09 Says:
  4. Blood Sweat and Tears was my FAVORITE group of the era. As long as David Clayton Thomas handled the vocals, I thought they were much better than Chicago. When he left the original group, things were just never the same. Thanks for bringing back some of the best music ever.

     
  5. Mags Says:
  6. Just stopping by to wish you and Nancy a wonderful 4th of July weekend!

     
  7. Jay Says:
  8. Wow! That band has gone through almost as many musicians as Connie Hamzy has. ;-)

     
  9. P. Bondo Says:
  10. ...where's Ringo??...

     
  11. Bondo Says:
  12. ...where's Ringo??...

     
  13. TopChamp Says:
  14. Yey for all the trumpets!!

     
  15. Mimi Lenox Says:
  16. A stellar list of incredible musicians. Thanks for teaching me again today.

     
  17. Mimi Lenox Says:
  18. **Now I have Spinning Wheel in my head for the rest of the day.**

     
  19. Linda Says:
  20. Wow! When you said the list was LONG you really meant LONG, didn't you? Whew!!

    I'm with Mimi, though, "Spinning Wheel" will be spinning through my head now for the rest of the day! Which is not necessarily a bad thing.

    Have a great 4th of July weekend!

     
  21. Mike Golch Says:
  22. Vinnie,great selection.I posted mine as well.it is a mix bag as usual.

     
  23. Mike Golch Says:
  24. Vinnie,great selection.I posted mine as well.it is a mix bag as usual.

     
  25. Jamie Says:
  26. Spinning Wheel is my favorite on the list as well. You might want to change the link you post on Trav's site as it is an old 5 on Friday code.

     
  27. Travis Cody Says:
  28. I have always enjoyed BST. Certainly it's about the great music they make, but it's also about the fact that they made great music with so many different musicians.

     
  29. ...Vinny...come in Vinny...

     
  30. Bill Says:
  31. Actually, I played trumpet and filled in for Teddy Mulet in 2008 & 2009.
    Bill Churchville

     

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