1978 David Clayton-Thomas – Clayton

Clayton is David Clayon-Thomas’ fourth solo studio album, released in 1978

David Clayton-Thomas (born David Henry Thomsett; 13 September 1941) is a Grammy Award-winning Canadian musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist of the American band Blood, Sweat & Tears. Clayton-Thomas has been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and in 2007 his jazz/rock composition “Spinning Wheel” was enshrined in the Canadian Songwriter’s Hall of Fame. In 2010 Clayton-Thomas received his star on Canada’s Walk of Fame.

Clayton-Thomas began his music career in the early ’60s, working the clubs on Toronto’s Yonge Street, where he discovered his love of singing and playing the blues. Before moving to New York City in 1967, Clayton-Thomas fronted a couple of local bands, first The Shays and then The Bossmen, one of the earliest rock bands with significant jazz influences. But the real success came only a few difficult years later when he joined Blood, Sweat & Tears.

Tracks

1  Laying Down Rock And Roll (David Clayton-Thomas) 4:06
2  Fooled Ya (David Clayton-Thomas, William Smith) 5:05
3  Homeward Bound (Paul Simon) 4:10
4  Sweet Sixteen (David Clayton-Thomas, Doug Riley) 4:24
5  I’m A Free Man (David Clayton-Thomas, Doug Riley) 4:34
6  Liberated Girls Don’t Cry (David Clayton-Thomas, Doug Riley, William Smith) 3:09
7  Friday The 13th Child (David Clayton-Thomas) 3:42
8  Professor Longhair (David Clayton-Thomas, William Smith) 3:32
9  Sugar Comes From Arkansas (David Clayton-Thomas, Doug Riley) 3:23
10  Drown In My Own Tears (Henry Glover) 7:04

Media

Musicians

BassNeil Stubenhaus
Arco BassMurray Lauder
DrumsBobby Economou
GuitarMike Stern
BanjoHank Monis
KeyboardsDoug Riley
StringsAdele Armin
StringsPaul Armin
StringsRichard Armin
PercussionBrian Leonard

Other Musicians

1 Laying Down Rock And Roll

SaxDavid Sanborn
SaxKeith Jollimore
SaxMichael Brecker
TromboneBarrie Tallman
TrumpetRandy Brecker
Background VocalsDebbie Fleming
Background VocalsElaine Overholt
Background VocalsSharon Lee Williams
Background VocalsThe Richardson Choir


2 Fooled Ya

SaxDavid Sanborn
SaxMichael Brecker
TrumpetRandy Brecker
Background VocalsDebbie Fleming
Background VocalsElaine Overholt
Background VocalsSharon Lee Williams
Background VocalsThe Richardson Choir
Background VocalsBob Farrar
Background VocalsBob McBride
Background VocalsCal Dodd


3 Homeward Bound

French HornRichard Berg
SaxDave Caldwell
SaxKeith Jollimore
SaxSteve Kennedy
TromboneBarrie Tallman
TrumpetArnie Chycoski
TrumpetGuido Basso
Background VocalsDebbie Fleming
Background VocalsElaine Overholt
Background VocalsSharon Lee Williams
Background VocalsThe Richardson Choir


4 Sweet Sixteen

SaxDavid Sanborn
SaxKeith Jollimore
TromboneBarrie Tallman
TrumpetGuido Basso
Background VocalsDebbie Fleming
Background VocalsElaine Overholt
Background VocalsSharon Lee Williams
Background VocalsThe Richardson Choir


5 I’m A Free Man

ClarinetMoe Koffman
SaxMoe Koffman
SaxKeith Jollimore
TromboneBarrie Tallman
TrumpetGuido Basso


6 Liberated Girls Don’t Cry

SaxKeith Jollimore
SaxSteve Kennedy
TromboneBob Livingston
TrumpetArnie Chycoski
TrumpetGuido Basso
Background VocalsDebbie Fleming
Background VocalsElaine Overholt
Background VocalsSharon Lee Williams
Background VocalsThe Richardson Choir


8 Professor Longhair

ClarinetMoe Koffman
SaxMoe Koffman
Background VocalsDebbie Fleming
Background VocalsElaine Overholt
Background VocalsSharon Lee Williams
Background VocalsThe Richardson Choir


9 Sugar Comes From Arkansas

SaxDavid Sanborn
SaxKeith Jollimore
SaxMichael Brecker
TrumpetRandy Brecker
Background VocalsDebbie Fleming
Background VocalsElaine Overholt
Background VocalsSharon Lee Williams
Background VocalsThe Richardson Choir


10 Drown In My Own Tears

Background VocalsThe Richardson Choir

Liner Notes

Producer – Jack Richardson
Arranged By – Doug Riley
Engineer (Recording) – Brian Christian
Mastered By – Alan Moy, Cub Richardson
Technician (Recording) – Jim Frank, Robert Hrycyna

Art Direction – Stuart Kusher
Illustration – Lynn Robb

Phonographic Copyright (p) – ABC Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – ABC Records, Inc.
Recorded At – Soundstage, Toronto
Mastered At – J.A.M.F.