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Twenty-five years ago it was my great honor to host the first new Traffic album in twenty years, Far from Home by Steve Winwood and Jim Capaldi…
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 […]
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 Rock era. Yet that song and the Low Spark… album in general are considerably […]
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 me in this classic rock interview about 1986’s “Back in the High Life” that a 1972 bout with peritonitis almost killed him…
Traffic albums Mr Fantasy, Traffic, and John Barleycorn Must Die included former Spencer Davis Group teen prodigy singer/organist/guitarist Steve Winwood, reed man Chris Wood, and drummer Jim Capaldi. Guitarist/singer Dave Mason, a former Spencer Davis roadie, shared a talent for melody with the other three on the first two Traffic albums, but little else personality-wise, and was cut loose for the second and final time before the second album hit store shelves.
when Rolling Stone magazine writers compiled their Top 500 Albums of All Time , The Band’s 1968 debut Music from Big Pink ranked at #34 . That’s almost twenty places higher than The Beatles’ debut !… (more)
As Peter Frampton mounts his farewell tour of America, his long-ago adopted home, it also marks the thirtieth anniversary of one of the Eighties’ real under-rated gems, 1989’s “When All the Pieces Fit” . But Peter’s health concern now with a progressive degenerative muscular disease, which prompted the current farewell tour, is not his first crisis, as you will hear in this interview.
David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash In the Studio for the 50th anniversary of their debut!
David Gilmour joins Redbeard In the Studio for Gilmour’s 2006 solo album “On an Island”.