Steve Winwood, Eric Clapton Had to Cry Today
Steve Winwood and Eric Clapton at the Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010
Traffic John Barleycorn Must Die 1970 Full Albu...
Traffic - John Barleycorn Must Die (1970)
Re Uploading February 04, 2013
01 00:00 "Glad"
02 06:58 "Freedom Rider"
03 12:26 "Empty Pages"
04 17:01 "I Just Want You to Know"
05 18:29 "Stranger to Himself"
06 22:20 "John Barleycorn"
07 28:44 "Every Mother's Son"
08 35:48 "Sittin' Here Thinkin' of My Love"
09 39:17 "Backstage and Introduction (Live)
10 41:05 "Who Knows What Tomorrow May Bring (Live)"
11 48:01 "Glad (Live)"
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Traffic John Barleycorn 1970 Remastered
Traffic Paper Sun
The video is kind of strange, and very little to be seen of the band members themselves, but still a great song and worth seeing.
Eric Clapton Steve Winwood Can t Find My Way Ho...
Performing a Blind Faith song to a highly appreciative audience.
HOLE IN MY SHOE 1967 by Traffic incredible ster...
by: wilson mcphert
I bought this single when it came out (Smiling Phases was the 'B' side). This song was written and sung by Dave Mason, rather than Steve Winwood who did most of the singing for the band. Interestingly, Dave said it was the first song he wrote and that it was like a nursery rhyme. He said he had not tried LSD at the time he wrote the song (many thought it was influenced by that drug). Francine Heimann was the six year old girl who did the spoken part in the middle of the song. She was the stepdaughter of Island Records boss Chris Blackwell.
Winwood had success as a musician prior to joining Traffic, becoming the frontman of the Spencer Davis Group at age 15 in 1963. Winwood met drummer Jim Capaldi, guitarist Dave Mason, and multi-instrumentalist Chris Wood when they jammed together at The Elbow Room, a club in Aston, Birmingham. After Winwood left the Spencer Davis Group in April 1967, the quartet formed Traffic. Soon thereafter, they rented a cottage near the rural village of Aston Tirrold, Berkshire to write and rehearse new music.
Traffic signed to Island Records label and their debut single "Paper Sun" became a UK hit in mid-1967. Their second single, Mason's psych-pop classic "Hole in My Shoe", was an even bigger hit, and it became one of their best-known tracks, but it set the stage for increasing friction between Winwood and Mason, the group's principal songwriters.
The rest of their career involved various personnel comings and goings (Winwood joined Blind Faith for a year) and Dave Mason even rejoined again for a short period. They had varying success, although scoring with John Barleycorn Must Die and The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys (Nov. 1971), which was a Top 10 American album athough did not chart in the UK. Sadly Chris Wood died in 1983 and Jim Capaldi in 2005. The above was adapted from Wikipedia.
I have put together a slide show video for this song, hopefully matching up images to the music. Comments are invited.
Traffic Gimme Some Lovin
From Welcome To The Canteen (1971)
Blind faith in Hyde Park 1969
by: Catarina Troiano
Blind faith in Hyde Park 1969
With Steve Winwood, Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Rick Grech.
The Hyde Park Concert, London, England UK.
Saturday, June 7, 1969.
Traffic Walking in the Wind
When the Eagles Flies album
Jethro Tull John Barleycorn live ALLM
Jethro Tull- John Barleycorn, live from the album A Little Light Music