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"Spinning Wheel" ~ Blood, Sweat & Tears - 2

July 27, 2021
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Sax player Fred Lipsius talks about arranging the horn section on Blood, Sweat & Tears' second hit record, and his life as a rock star.
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Enjoying success after 1st hit record
Clive says you'll be famous
Al Kooper booted from the band
Rock music trailblazers
David Clayton Thomas introduces "Spinning Wheel"
"Spinning Wheel" released
That opening horn chord and its influences
David's voice reverb
The horns and the 2nd verse
The bridge
Notes at the end of the bridge
Horn arrangement inspiration
I am not good with lyrics
Single versus album version
After the bridge horn arrangement
"Oh du lieber Augustin" and the original ending
First listen and public reaction
Grammys and Louis Armstrong