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Traffic-Low Spark of High Heeled Boys-Steve Winwood,the late Jim Capaldi

Not always considered a Progressive Rock band, nevertheless the title song to Traffic's most popular album, November 1971's Low Spark of High Heeled Boys , fits easily high atop any list of the most popular and creative songs of the Progressive…

Steve Winwood- Back in the High Life

By his mid-twenties, Steve Winwood already may have  been on a hall of fame career pace, singing and playing hits as a mere teenager with the Spencer Davis Group ("Gimme Some Lovin' "," I'm a Man"), Traffic, and Blind Faith. Yet Winwood told…

Traffic- John Barleycorn Must Die-Steve Winwood,the late Jim Capaldi

Contrary to what their publicists would have you believe, bands rarely break up over"musical differences". Of course the band members must share enough musical common ground to establish and sustain a creative dialogue, but equally importantly…

Blind Faith- Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood

Two titans of rock's last half century, Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood, join me In the Studio to explore the days surrounding  the brief  Blind Faith . Until recently the two friends chose not to talk much about the short-lived Blind Faith…

Jimi Hendrix Experience-Electric Ladyland pt2-Mitch Mitchell, biographer John McDermott

Jimi Hendrix and his British trio the Experience created a landmark double album in 1968 called Electric Ladyland,  and  almost fifty years after its release it may be difficult for many to fully understand the context in which it was made…

Jimi Hendrix Experience-Electric Ladyland pt1-Mitch Mitchell,biographer John McDermott

It does not take too much contemplation to figure out why 1968's double album Electric Ladyland,  the third and, as it turned out, last Jimi Hendrix Experience album, is my favorite of the three. "A fever dream of underwater electric soul..."…