Steve Winwood – Why Can’t We Live Together?

Back in 1972 while working at my first radio station in Ohio, I got a lesson in soul music from Timmy Thomas and the single “Why Can’t We Live Together?“, and apparently an ocean away Steve Winwood, ex-Spencer Davis Group wunderkind, Traffic cop, and Blind Faith refugee, was taking the same musical correspondence course. What we both heard was Thomas’ sweet soul voice scatting atop warm currents and eddies of Hammond organ chords, then suddenly punctuated by the funkiest one note solo in recorded history! And only Steve Winwood could possibly emulate the original. –Redbeard