Blood, Sweat and Tears - Child is Father to the Man
Child Is Father to the Man is the debut album by Blood, Sweat and Tears, released in February 1968. It reached number 47 on Billboard's (North America) Pop Albums chart. Review by William Ruhlmann
Child is Father to the Man is keyboard player/singer/arranger Al Kooper's finest work, an album on which he moves the folk-blues-rock amalgamation of the Blues Project into even wider pastures, taking in classical and jazz elements (including strings and horns), all without losing the pop essence that makes the hybrid work. This is one of the great albums of the eclectic post-Sgt. Pepper era of the late '60s, a time when you could borrow styles from Greenwich Village contemporary folk to San Francisco acid rock and mix them into what seemed to have the potential to become a new American musical form.