Traffic was an English rock band fronted by singer–keyboardist Steve Winwood. They appeared with the 1967 psychedelic album Mr. Fantasy and the hits “Paper Sun,” “Hole In My Shoe,” and “Coloured Rain.” Songwriter Dave Mason, an on-off early member, contributed four songs to their 1968 second album Traffic, including the much-covered “Feeling Alright?” In 1969, […]

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. […]

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. […]

Ginger Baker’s Air Force

Ginger Baker’s Air Force was an English jam-rock big band, formed by drummer Ginger Baker after serving in the Graham Bond Organization and the supergroups Cream and Blind Faith. Air Force released two albums in 1970 on Atco and Polydor. The first, Ginger Baker’s Air Force, is a live double-album with Steve Winwood and Ric […]