Steve Winwood

Steve Winwood (born May 12, 1948) is an English vocalist, keyboardist, and songwriter from Birmingham who emerged as the voice of the Spencer Davis Group, which he joined in 1963 at age 15. After four years, three proper albums, and assorted singles with the band — including the soul-rock evergreens “Gimme Some Lovin’” and “I’m […]

Traffic – Mr. Fantasy (1967)

Mr. Fantasy is the debut album by English psych-rockers Traffic, released in December 1967 on Island. The album was issued stateside the following year on United Artists with a revised tracklist to accommodate then-current shortplayer sides. Tracklist (UK version): A1. “Heaven Is in Your Mind” (4:19) A2. “Berkshire Poppies” (2:58) A3. “House for Everyone” (2:04) […]

Traffic – Traffic (1968)

Traffic is the self-titled second album by the English folk/psych-rock quartet, released in 1968 on Island. Tracklist: A1. “You Can All Join In” (3:40) A2. “Pearly Queen” (4:21) A3. “Don’t Be Sad” (3:25) A4. “Who Knows What Tomorrow May Bring” (3:15) A5. “Feelin’ Alright?” (4:20) B1. “Vagabond Virgin” (5:22) B2. “Forty Thousand Headmen” (3:14) B3. […]

Blind Faith ‎– Blind Faith (1969)

Blind Faith is the lone album by the namesake English supergroup, released in 1969 on Polydor/Atco. Tracklist: A1. “Had to Cry Today” (8:49) A2. “Can’t Find My Way Home” (3:17) A3. “Well All Right” (4:28) A4. “Presence of the Lord” (4:56) B1. “Sea of Joy” (5:22) B2. “Do What You Like” (15:20) Credits: Steve Winwood […]

Jade Warrior – Waves (1975)

Waves is a 1975 album by New Age/exotica combo Jade Warrior. The album is the band’s fifth chronological studio release and the second in their Island Records quadrilogy. The wave depicted on the cover is adapted from The Great Wave off Kanagawa, a 19th century woodblock print by Japanese artist Hokusai. Keyboards on the album are played […]

Stomu Yamashta / Steve Winwood / Michael Shrieve ‎– Go (1976)

Go is a collaborative album between Japanese avant-garde/classical percussionist Stomu Yamashta, English jazz-rock/soul keyboardist/vocalist Steve Winwood, and American jazz-funk/rock drummer Michael Shrieve, with contributions from German electronic musician Klaus Schulze and American jazz-rock guitarist Al Di Meola. The album was released in 1976 on Island. Musically, the album synthesizes various elements of the recent works by […]

Traffic ‎– John Barleycorn Must Die (1970)

John Barleycorn Must Die is the third proper album by English folk/jazz-rock band Traffic, released in 1970 on Island. Conceived as a Steve Winwood solo album, the project soon netted Jim Capaldi and Chris Wood into a regrouped three-piece lineup. The frontman was fresh off a stint with short-lived rock super-group Blind Faith. Tracklist: A1. […]

Traffic

Traffic were an English jazz-rock/psych band that released two albums and assorted singles on Island in 1967/68. After a brief pause that saw vocalist/keyboardist Steve Winwood fronting supergroup Blind Faith, a revamped Traffic emerged in 1970 with album John Barleycorn Must Die. Three further studio albums and two live discs emerged from this iteration of […]