New Blood
Track Listing
Down In The Flood (4:21)
Touch Me (3:32)
Alone (5:29)
Velvet (3:32)
I Can't Move No Moutains (2:58)
Over The Hill (4:20)
So Long Dixie (4:28)
Snow Queen (5:20)
Maiden Voyage (6:20)


Jerry Fisher:  Lead Vocals (Except "Velvet")
Lew Soloff:  Trumpet, Fleugelhorn, Piccolo Trumpet, Vocals
Chuck Winfield: Trumpet, Flueugelhorn, French Horn, Baritone Horn.
Lou Marini Jr.:  Soprano, Tenor, and Alto sax.  Alto and Soprano Flute,
Piccolo and Vocals
Dave Bargeron:  Tenor Trombone, Bass Trombone, Baritone Horn, Tuba, Percussion and Vocals.
George Wadenius: Electric and Spanish guitar and vocals.
Steve Katz:  Electric guitar, Acoustic Guitar, 6-String, Harmonica, Electric 12-
String, and vocals. (lead on "Velvet")
Larry Willis:  Electric Piano, Hammond organ, and Vocals.
Jim Fielder:  Fender Bass and vocals.
Bobby Colomby:  Drums, Percussion, and Vocals.
Bobby Doyle:  Background vocals on "Touch Me" and "Velvet."

Producer:  Bobby Colomby*
Engineer:  Tim Geelan**
Recordist: Lou Waxman
Mixer;  Tim Geelan
*Except "Velvet" and "Touch Me"--Produced by Bill Schnee, Bobby Colomby, and Joel Sill
*Execpt "Velvet" and "Touch Me"--Engineered by Bill Schnee and Tim Geelan
Album Dedicated To the Memory of Leo Katz

Chart History:
     New Blood was BS&T's last top 40 album.  While the band was first regrouping, following the departure of David Clayton-Thomas, Columbia released BS&T's Greatest Hits.  The new BS&T led by blind singer Bobby Doyle and featuring legendary Sax-man Joe Henderson, was not getting along very well.  Doyle was dropped in favor of Jerry Fisher, delaying the album even further.  Finally, Columbia released the single, "So Long Dixie/"Alone" which peaked at #44 on the singles chart.  Two months later, in October, the album was released (Columbia CK-31780), eventually hitting #32 before dropping off of the charts.  A second single, "I Can't Move No Mountains"/"Velvet" was also released but failed to chart.  New Blood isn't in print in the U.S., but there's a Japanese Import CD in print.  Numerous importers carry it.  Scant few of the tracks appear on the What Goes Up! compilation and on the European compilations.

Billboard's Oct. 21, 1972 review read:
     New Blood is the well chosen title for this entry in that the package highlights some change in the personnel with lead singer Jerry Fisher, new to the group, showing first-rate quality throughout.  The BS&T style is strong on "I Can't Move No Mountains," and "Snow Queen," while "Down In The Flood," "Alone," and "Touch Me," showcase the sound of the new blood.  New hit "So Long Dixie" included.

Ross Boissoneau of the All Music Guide Writes:  
     The first BS&T disc following the departure of lead singer David Clayton- Thomas and chief arrangers Dick Halligan and Fred Lipsius has its moments. The band vocals on "Touch Me" and the arrangement of Herbie Hancock's "Maiden Voyage" are among the highlights, but then there's Bob Dylan's "Down In the Flood" and Steve Katz's "Velvet," about a horse, for Pete's sake. Gerry Goffin and Carole King's "Snow Queen" almost makes up for it, with sensational solos from Dave Bargeron on trombone and Lou Marini Jr. on sax. (c)1996 All Music Guide

Jeremiah Rickert Writes:
     The guy who wrote the above review just must not get it.  He trashed "Down In The Flood?"  That's one of the best tracks on the disc.  He makes fun of "Velvet," because it's about a horse?  I mean, tell me that folk singers haven't written about stranger things, water barrels, outhouses, and long johns, for example?  Sheesh!  The rock press really can have no clue sometimes, can't it?

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