BLOOD, SWEAT  &  TEARS


Brand New Day

(1977)



1. Somebody I Trusted 3'58
(Danny Moore)
2. Dreaming As One 4'13
(William D. "Smithy" Smith / David Palmer)
3. Same Old Blues 3'09
(J.J. Cale)
4. Lady Put The Light Out 4'02
(Fletcher / Flegg)
5. Womanizer 3'53
(Randy Sharp)
6. Blue Street 4'32
(Randy Edelman)
7. Gimme That Wine 5'02
(Jon Hendricks)
8. Rock And Roll Queen
(Tribute to Janis JOPLIN) 5'12
(P. Driscoll / B. Johnson)
9. Don't Explain 6'03
(Arthur Hezog Jr. / Billie Holiday)

Bonus Tracks

:: Recorded live, October 12, 1980, at The STREET SCENE (Downtown, L.A.) ::

10. I'll Drown In My Own Tears 10'24
11. Gimme That Wine 12'29
12. Trouble In Mind / Shake A Hand 6'50

Total Time: 69:47


Dedicated To The Memory Of Jeremiah Howard Bargeron.
As one of the founding members of BST whose concept was fusion of Jazz and Rock'n'Roll it is appropriate at this juncture in our career to acknowledge to the following musicians and thank than for their contribution in helping to establish the legacy of BST.
It is this spirit that we carry on tradition BST

Bobby Colomby

Acknowledgment: Dave Bargeron, Randy Brecker, Jim Fielder, Dick Halligan, Jerry Hyman, Steve Katz, Al Kooper, Freddy Lipsius, Lew Soloff, Jerry Weiss, Chuck Winfield, David Clayton-Thomas.


  • David Clayton-Thomas - Lead Vocals
  • Mike Stern - Guitars
  • Larry Willis - Keyboards
  • Willie Smith - Organ, Vocals
  • Dave Bargeron - Trombone, Bass Trombone
  • Tony Klatka - Trumpet, Fluegelhorn
  • Tommy Morgan - Harmonica
  • Roy Halee - Lead Trumpet, the first "D" on "Same Old Blues."
  • Bill Tillman - Alto, Tenor, Bari-Sax and Flute
  • Danny Trifan - Bass
  • Roy McCurdy - Drums
  • Bobby Colomby - Percussion, Vocals
  • Paul Shure - Strings
  • Pete Jolly - Mussette
  • Chaka Kahn - Vocals on "Dreaming as One."

  • Misc. Musicians:
    Paul Stallworth, King Errison, Bob Payine, Peter Graves, Stu Blumberg, Tom Peterson, Ernie Watts, John Rosenberg, Mike Altshul, John Gross, Ray Reed, Glen Garrett, John Mitchell, Nenetta Fields, Brenda Bryant, Mike Finnigan, Carl Graves, Tish Smith

    Produced by Roy Halee, Bobby Colomby
    Arranged by Tony Klatka
    Engineered by Roy Halee
    Art Direction & Design by Frank Mulvey
    Cover Lettering - Eric Chan /
    GRIFFIT !
    Figure Illustration - Bob Glison

    Recorded at UNITED WESTERN RECORDING STUDIOS, L.A.,
    CRITREIA RECORDING STUDIOS, Miami.
    Mastered at half speed by Stan Ricker at
    JVC CUTTING CENTER, L.A., CA
    Re-Mixed at
    ABC STUDIOS, L.A.

    Billboard Magazine's November 12, 1977 review read:

    A long time coming, but well worth the wait as this premier group of musicians delivers one of its finest efforts. David Clayton-Thomas is particularly expressive with rich, earthy vocals on the well balance assemblage of uptempo and ballad material. The music, with plenty of horns, strings, keyboards, bass, guitar and percussion, is a fusion of rock, R&B, and Jazz elements all skillfully and tastefully orchestrated. Best cuts: "Somebody I Trusted", "Dreaming as One", "Lady Put The Light Out", "Blue Street" and "Gimmie That Wine".

    Jeremiah Rickert writes:

    This is one of my favorite BS&T albums, and again I am dumbfounded as to how the critics can give such a positive review to it, but the record company didn't seem to do anything to promote it. This album is also chock full of trivia items! For example, current film composer, and former rock pianist, Randy Edelman (Brisco County Jr., Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, Gettysburg, and others) wrote "Blue Street". (The track also appeared on his solo album, Farewell Fairbanks). Contemporary Christian Artist, and Trumpeter Phil Driscoll (who may or may not have played with BS&T, I've heard conflicting stories) wrote the track "Rock And Roll Queen" which was a tribute to Janis Joplin. Also, "Somebody I Trusted", was a track on THREE DOG NIGHT's Hard Labor, who at the time were label mates of BS&T. I have written to ABC records, hoping that they would re-release this album on CD, but they wrote back, saying that it wasn't commercially feasable at this time. I also wrote to RHINO RECORDS, asking them to attempt to get the rights to the album, as they'd done with Nuclear Blues, and I never heard from them. Perhaps if more of us write in, they'll get on the ball !

    1996 All Music Guide



    1. Somebody I Trusted

      Why should I worry when I know you're in love with me
      Why should I care when there's joy everywhere
      How can't I see the magic of the light
      When somebody I trusted, somebody I knew quite well
      Somebody I loved, reached up and turned out the light
      Turn my day into night - put out the light

      Why should I hurry, when I know you're right behind me
      It just ain't fair when there's love everywhere
      How can I see the beauty of the light
      When somebody I trusted, somebody I knew quite well
      Somebody I loved, reached up and turned out the light
      Turn my day into night - put out the light
      Put out the light

      I got this little melody
      I think it's bringing the blues right down on me
      Sometimes I hear a symphony
      That's what I hear when someone gets the best of me

      And I got this little melody
      I think it's bringing the blues right down on me
      Sometimes I hear a symphony
      That's what I hear when someone's gettting the best of me

      Somebody I trusted, somebody I knew quite well
      Somebody I loved, reached up and turned out the light
      Somebody I trusted, somebody I knew quite well
      Somebody I trusted, must have been somebody I knew quite well

    2. Dreaming As One

      The morning dove singing
      Her sweet lullaby
      Her love is still thinking
      Of how he replied
      As I reach for you
      You open your eyes
      As if somehow you knew
      The need in my life
      As you always do
      Slowly you come
      And though we sleep as two
      We're dreaming as one, dreaming as one

      A child in his slumber
      His world is at rest
      I never wonder
      Why I'm so blessed
      As I lie with you
      Awaking this day
      I give my thoughts to you
      I silently pray
      That love will see us through
      From darkness 'til dawn
      Though we sleep as two
      We're dreaming as one, dreaming as one
      Oh now baby, dreaming as one,
      Oh yeah, dreaming as one
      Oh it feels so good, it feels so good sometimes
      Wake up in the morning, just to wake up in the morning
      And find you here beside me
      I need you, baby, I need you, baby, oh yes
      Oh it feels so good in the morning sometimes
      Sometimes I just can't keep from crying

    3. Same Old Blues

      Well I heard that rumour that's going around?
      You got a business, way across town
      It's the same old story, tell me where does it end?
      Well I heard the news, it's the same old blues again

      Well I wrote you a letter, you must have read it wrong
      Stood in your doorway but you were long gone
      It took a lot of time to let the telephone ring
      It's the same old blues, same old blues again

      When you gave me the business, well did'nt mind
      'Cause I've got a lot of patience and I got a lot of time
      It's the same old story, tell me where does it end?
      With the same old blues, same old blues again

      Gonna find me a mountain, I'm gonna hide out
      I ain't talking to you and I ain't coming out
      'Cause I heard that rumour, tell me where does it end?
      I heard the news, it's the same old blues again

      Wow yes, maybe have you heard the news
      I got the same old blues, I got the blues again
      Have you heard that rumour,tell me where does it end?
      With the same old blues, the same old blues again

      Same old blues, I got the same old blues, yeah
      Same old blues, I got the same old blues, yeah
      Oooo oo same old blues, yeah

      Tell me baby, why I got the blues

    4. Lady Put Out The Light

      Lady, put the light out, come and love me one more time
      I will disconnect the 'phone
      Then we will be all alone
      Lady, put the light out, come and love me one more time

      Lady, I want to tell you just how good you've always been
      There were times when I thought I'd lose my way
      But thanks to you girl, I'll always stay
      Hey lady, take it easy, yeah, you can leave the rest to me

      And I'll put the music on soft and low
      And we'll play it all over again
      We won't open our eyes until the end, end
      Lady, put the light out, come and love me one more time

      Hey, lady, put the light out, and you can leave the rest to me
      I'll put the music on soft and low
      And we'll play it all over again
      We won't open our eyes until the end, the end
      Lady, put the light out, come and love me one more time

    5. Womanizer

      Before I got to know you, when I didn't know any better
      I would have swore all you'd got going for you bounced inside your sweater
      Funny what a fool, what a fool you made of me
      I was out for a thrill
      You came in for the kill
      And you brought this womanizer to his knees
      Yes you did

      I used to love the girls and leave them, that's the way I fought the battle
      Then you had to come along, woman, and knock me off my saddle
      Oh Mama, what a fool, what a fool you made of me
      Well I was out for a thrill
      You came in for the kill
      And you brought this womanizer to his knees

      Yes the womanizer met his match
      And she left without a scratch
      Who'd ever thought a woman would make such a mess of me
      Who'd ever thought such a woman could make such a mess of me

      Like a miser with his money, I counted lovers by the pieces
      When I was living the works of Mailer, you were deep in Anna Seesez
      I was out for a thrill
      You came in for the kill
      And you brought this womanizer to his knees

      Yes the womanizer met his match
      And she left without a scratch
      Now who'd ever thought such a woman would make such a mess of me
      Who'd ever thought such a woman could make such a mess of me

      Womanizer, womanizer, womanizer, that's me
      Womanizer, womanizer, womanizer, that's me

    6. Blue Street

      It's funny how our lives are like a prize fight
      One day you're up and then you get knocked down
      But I have learned the hurt can end
      We can come up smelling like a rose again

      Blue Street is a place that's in my past now
      A few blocks down, but not too far away
      It's time to take another turn
      Go to a place where memories won't burn

      'Cause there's a signpost hanging over the horizon
      Waiting for me like an open door
      I don't wanna walk down Blue Street, I've been there before
      I don't wanna see her broken, lonely eyes no more
      I don't wanna walk down Blue Street, I've been there before
      I don't wanna see her broken, lonely eyes no more

      I'm walking down the Avenue of Peace, now
      I'm not swaying from the course I take
      Lilywhite the flowers bloom
      The sun is guiding every move I make

      I'm not thinking of that old and lonesome Blue Street
      It's a few blocks down, but not too far away
      Time has come to take another turn
      And leave her in the past to die and burn

      'Cause there's a signpost hanging over the horizon
      Waiting for me like an open door
      I don't wanna walk down Blue Street, I've been there before
      I don't wanna see her broken, lonely eyes no more
      And I don't wanna walk down Blue Street, I've been there before
      I don't wanna see her broken, lonely eyes no more
      And I don't wanna walk down Blue Street, I've been there before
      I don't wanna see her broken, lonely eyes no more

    7. Gimme That Wine

      Well my wife got tired of me running 'round, so she tried to keep me home
      She hid my clothes,
      She broke my nose
      But I continued to roam.
      Then she finally hit my weak spot - when she threw my bottle out
      Well, from the basement to the rooftop, everybody could hear me shout...

      Gimme that wine (Gimme that wine)
      Gimme that wine (Gimme that wine)
      Gimme that wine (Gimme that wine)
      'Cause I can't cut loose without my juice.
      (Got to have my hot Lucy when I go out walking sometimes)

      One day crossin the avenue, a big car knocked me down.
      I was stretched out tying up traffic and crowds came from blocks around
      While the police were searchin my pockets, before they sent me to the funeral parlour,
      One of those cops touched my bottle, Jack, I jumped straight up and commenced to hollar

      Gimme that wine (Gimme that wine)
      Gimme that wine (Gimme that wine)
      Gimme that wine (Gimme that wine)
      I just can't get well without Muskatel

      One real dark and dreary night while I was staggering home to bed,y'all
      A bandit jumped from the shadows and put a blackjack 'side my head.
      That cat took my watch, my ring, my money, and I didn't even make a sound,
      But when he reached up and got my bottle, you could hear me for blocks around

      Gimme that wine (Gimme that wine)
      Gimme that wine (Gimme that wine)
      Gimme that wine (Gimme that wine)
      Beat my head outta shape, but don't touch my grape.

      One day my house caught fire while I was laying down sleeping off a nap
      And when I woke up everything was burning with a pop and a crackle and a snap.
      Well the fireman broke up my TV set and they tore my apartment apart,
      But when he raised that axe to my bottle, Jack, I just cried with all my heart...

      I said gimme that wine (Gimme that wine)
      Gimme that wine (Gimme that wine)
      Gimme that wine (Gimme that wine)
      I'll just have one toast before I roast.

      Gimme that wine (Gimme that wine)
      Gimme that wine (Gimme that wine)
      Gimme that wine (Gimme that wine)
      Nothing but the best for me

      Wine (Gimme that wine)
      Just gimme that wine (Gimme that wine)
      Gimme that wine (Gimme that wine)
      I just can't get well without Muskatel
      I got to have some of that brew

      Gimme that wine (Gimme that wine)
      Gimme that wine (Gimme that wine)
      Gimme that wine (Gimme that wine) .......

    8. Rock And Roll Queen

      She was wild, as a raging river
      She was free as an earth blown wind
      Rock and roll queen, rock and roll queen
      Wow, wow, rock, rock, rock, rock

      Her Daddy was a stud-dealing gentleman, known as the Golden Hand
      Mama was a good-timing lady, ran off with a travelling man
      At fourteen she became a woman, Lord, Lord, Lord, how it made her weep
      And the only family she ever knew was the people out on the street, that's right

      They said, wow, she's a soul-singing woman
      She gets high with a rock and roll band
      Wow she can sing with the guitar strumming
      People, I swear you're gonna believe it's a hundred-piece band
      Hey now, now, now

      She made it for a while
      As a flower child
      On the streets of the old San Fran
      Then she made her pitch just a-singing the blues with a hard rocking acid band
      Her name up in lights,
      From the gutter to the heights
      Lord, it must have been a dream
      And the people came from miles and miles around
      Just to watch that rock and roll queen

      You know what they said - they said
      They said, wow, she's a soul-singing woman
      She gets high with a rock and roll band
      She can sing with the guitar strumming
      I swear you're gonna believe
      Swear you're gonna believe it's a hundred-piece band

      Can't you hear the beat of the music
      Lord don't it sound like thunder
      Jimmy's got his guitar
      Louie's playing that trumpet
      Otis Redding sings a sad, sad song
      Now, now, now, now, now, now
      I can hear the lady singing now

      Wow, she's a soul-singing woman
      She gets high with a rock and roll band
      She can sing with the guitar strumming
      I swear you're gonna believe
      People, yes you're going to believe
      I know that you're going to believe ...

      Wow, she's a soul-singing woman
      Wow, she's a soul-singing woman
      Wow, she's a soul-singing woman
      She gets high .......

    9. Don't Explain

      Hush now, don't explain
      Just say you'll remain
      I'm glad your back, don't explain


      Quiet, don't explain

      What is there to gain

      Skip that lipstick
      Don't cry, don't lie, explain

      You know that I love you
      And what love endures
      All my thoughts of you
      For I'm completely yours
      Hurts to hear folks chatter
      When they say you cheat
      Right or wrong, don't matter
      When you're with me, sweet

      Hush now, don't explain
      You're my joy and pain
      My life's yours love
      Don't explain