Tuesday, December 11, 2012
"David Clayton-Thomas -David Clayton-Thomas! - 1969 US":
David Clayton-Thomas (born David Henry Thomsett, 13 September, 1941) is a Canadian musician and singer. As the lead vocalist for the band, Blood, Sweat & Tears he rose to fame, and maintained a busy solo career over the years as well.
Clayton-Thomas was born in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, UK, the son of a decorated Canadian soldier of World War II who met his piano-playing mother when she came to entertain the troops at a London hospital. They were married, and when the war ended, the family moved to Willowdale, Ontario, a suburb of Toronto, when Clayton-Thomas was not yet school-aged.
Clayton-Thomas moved to the U.S. in 1966 and became the lead singer for the New York jazz-rock group Blood, Sweat & Tears (1968-72). The group's debut album, "Blood, Sweat & Tears" (1968), sold 10 million copies worldwide and won five Grammy awards including album of the year and best performance by a male vocalist.
In this 1969 album David Clayton-Thomas vocals are strong and rich, and the songs are a selection of some of the coolest blues songs out there. His takes on "Tobacco Road," and John Lee Hooker's "Boom Boom" are incredible. He's backed by a ripping horn section as well...excellent album.
by dj fanis: here