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VOLUME 133, sent May 25, 1998

Topics in this issue:
  1. Re: Atlanta concert
  2. Montreal Jazz Fest
  3. VOTE SW/TRAFFIC
  4. Atlanta concert
  5. The Birthday Bash
  6. Re: Led Zeppelin?
  7. J & D at AC
  8. winwood setlist
  9. Mexico City concert
 10. Translation needed! and SP vacation
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Date: Mon, 18 May 1998 15:03:30 -0400 (EDT)
From: Shigeyuki TAJIMA 
Subject: Re: Atlanta concert

I also attended this concert fortunatelly and enjoyed very much. The song played
just before "The Finer Things" must be "help me angel" from talking back to the
night.
Glad and Gimme some lovin were especially good in my opinion although I liked
most of the songs played. He played guitar on while you see a chace and I was
surprised about this. I don't know if he often does this recently.

Thanks,
 Shigeyuki TAJIMA


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Date: Mon, 18 May 1998 15:34:40 -0400
From: Bob Craig 
Subject: Montreal Jazz Fest

HI Folks........

Here's some highlights (IMO) from this years upcoming Montreal Jazz Fest.  Check
out 7/3, SW is playing with Arturo Sandoval and Tito Puente.  This could be a
real kick.

7/1  John Scofield/Charlie Haden Duet

7/2  Keb Mo
     John Scofield/Jim Hall
     Egberto Gismonti

7/3  Steve Winwood
     Bela Fleck & the Flecktones
     Scofield w/Medeski, Martin & Wood
     Terje Rypdal
     Joe Henderson

If any of you go, please let us know and after you see SW, go over and check out
Terje Rypdal, a Norwegian guitarist whom is just incredible.  Just thought
you'd all want to know.

Bob


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Date: Mon, 18 May 1998 15:14:54 -0700
From: thesonics 
Subject: VOTE SW/TRAFFIC

A local radio station (KOCP, 95.9 FM, Ventura, California) is looking for votes
for people's favorite rock album of all time.  If enough votes for a particular
album are totalled then they'll play that album on the radio on Memorial Day
(May 31?), top 50 wins. The address to email to is: tonysrox@aol.com

They ask for one album per vote and one vote per person, and they also take
votes at 800-827-7882. I'm sure they'll wonder about all the foreign addresses,
but who cares.

I voted for

JOHN BARLEYCORN!

J7


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From: PBurr10505 
Date: Tue, 19 May 1998 00:44:56 EDT
Subject: Atlanta concert

Well, I am a day back from the Atlanta concert and here are my thoughts.  This
was only my 2nd time to see SW live, and I just wonder why it took me so long to
appreciate his music and how I wish I had started much much sooner in really
appreciating his work.  I almost did not even get to the concert.  I flew into
Atlanta on Saturday around 3:45 and called a friend who also was going to the
concert to pick me up.  He and his family were going to pick me up in about 35
minutes which would have been around 5:20 Eastern time.  Well, they arrived at
almost 7:00 pm as their first car they started in died and they had to go back
and get another vehicle.  They had the tickets with them
and I was about to go catch the Marta train and try to buy a ticket from the
scalpers!!  Anyway, it was a great concert.  Almost every song definitely had
the Latin influence which still sounded great.  A lady by the name of Beth Wood
opened the show at about 7:40 and played 20 minutes or so.  SW came on stage at
8:35, but the crowd did not seem to mind.  They do concerts at Chastain Park a
bit different.  Many people brought huge picnic baskets with catered food
complete with tables (already there at the site), flowers for the tables,
candles (talk about the "High-Heeled Boys") and some great food!  This crowd was
a bit laid back as many of the people were there just for the
experience to be there or to see their yuppie friends, not that there is
anything wrong with that!!  Even though SW did many of the same songs from last
years' tour, many of the songs were noticeably different with the Latin version
(one of which I couldn't even place at the time - "Help Me Angel" I have been
told).  The crowd really seemed to appreciate the classics, While You See A
Chance, 40,000 Headmen, Can't Find My Way Home, Low Spark, Dear Mr. Fantasy (did
not hear this one last year or 40,000 Headmen), The Finer Things and Back In The
High Life.  Overall, other than the outdoor experience (rather warm and muggy)
this concert was just as good if not better as the one I attended last year in
Ft. Worth.  I just hope he keeps on playin and gives all
of us other opportunities to hear him sometime in the near future again.  This
trip was an early Fathers Day present and it couldn't have been better.

Phil


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Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 12:27:02 -0600
From: SVK 
Subject: The Birthday Bash

Hot off the press for you from Nashville:  Quoted directly from today's paper,
The Tennessean, p.3, in the Brad About You (celeb gossip, etc.)column  [[My
comments appear in double brackets]].

"He really rolled with it, baby

	"Part-time Nashville resident Steve Winwood partied hard Monday for his
50th birthday party, flying his band over from England  [[weren't they already
here for his concert on the 16th in Atlanta?]]  and renting out the Lower
Broadway bar  [[it's an Irish pub]] Seanachie for a bash.
	"Steve packed the place with an electic [[sic]] crowd of 300 folks,
including wife Eugenia's Tennessee pals, their church friends and music biz
people.
	"Steve sang three or four songs with his band, including *Roll With It*,
and partygoers said they were awesome.  Others who entertained included Delbert
McClinton, Emmylou Harris, Bekka Bramlett, John Cowan, saxy Jim Horn and Felix
Cavaliere of the Rascals, and they played till the wee hours.  In the crowd:
Christian rocker Ashley Cleveland, MCA bigwig Tony Brown and a proverbial host
of others.
	"Oh, but that wasn't enough:  Steve and Carlos Santana and friends headed
to The Trace for a night/morning cap.
	"No word on whether they ended up at Waffle House."

--Shannon


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Date: Thu, 21 May 1998 09:56:19 -0700
From: matt hoffman 
Subject: Re: Led Zeppelin?

Steve wrote:

Has anyone ever heard the rumor that SW might have been in Led Zeppelin?  A BMG
newsletter I received a couple years ago had this item:  "After the breakup of
the Yardbirds in 1968, Jimmy Page originally called his new band The New
Yardbirds.  Their eventual name was suggested by members of The Who, Keith Moon
and John Entwistle, who wanted to start a new band with Page and Steve
Winwood...."

It would have been interesting had it happened.  I'm not a fan of  Zeppelin (I
think mostly because I don't like Robert Plant's voice), but they did  make some
good music, and SW would have been a great addition.  I'd love to hear  SW sing
"Fool in the Rain," probably their one song that needs no improvement,  and he
certainly could have improved some of the others.

New to the list -- great to be here!

There is a tape circulating of Led Zeppelin with Steve Winwood at  Olympic
Studios during November '68.  Hopefully I'll be recieving a  copy of this
shortly.

Don't suppose any fans out there would be into some SDG/Traffic audio/video
trading??

Anyone seen Dave Mason & Jim Capaldi out ON THE ROAD recently?  I'll be checking
them out in Ventura, CA in a week or so....

matt

[Matt - Tape trading is going on both via this list (email Bob at
rollcstr@tiac.net) or on the web-site. Check out
http://www.azstarnet.com/~bobbieg/tapetree.htm  --BG]


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Date: Fri, 22 May 1998 23:25:33 -0500
From: Dawn 
Subject: J & D at AC

Went to see Jim and Dave play again, this time at "The Shell" at Trump Marina,
in Atlantic City, on May 9.  I was surprised, and subsequently pleased, to find
that the boys were playing an acoustic set without the bass and keyboard players
that were on the earlier part of the tour. There were just acoustic guitars,
bongoes and a shaker on the stage (if you didn't count the table full of towels
and water, and the puddle behind them
from the leaky roof!)

Al Stewart opened, sans second guitarist from the beginnning of the tour, and
was his usual amusing self.  He claimed that Donald Trump told him to play at
least one hit or he would kill him, so he playfully snuck bits of "Heard it
Through the Grapevine" into his opening of "Year of the Cat". Cheeky Al. Must be
fun to tour with.

(Al came on again with Jim and Dave to play an instrumental during their set,
which was introduced by Dave with a rather "blue" stage announcement, alluding
to what the women in the audience may want to do for their men during this
romantic song.  Oh, my!  I realized later in the show that it was Dave's
Birthday (oops, forgot!), hence the high spirits.)

The set list (I am bad with the titles, forgive me) was vaguely (2 drink
minimum, sorry! LOL) the following:

World in Changes
40,000 Headmen
Famous Instrumental (see above) whose title escapes me
Let It Go, Let It Flow
Low Spark (As arranged by Irish fellow who'd sent Jim a tape years ago)
You're Standing in My Light (a new song)
Seasons of Change (?)
We Just Disagree
You've Got a Hold on Me (another new song)
Happy Birthday (as sung to Dave by crowd, after cake was wheeled out)
Feeling Alright

Encores:
Only You Know and I Know
Shouldn't Have Took More Than You Gave (with segueway into "Dear Prudence",
as was mentioned before)

(Somewhere in there, Jim also sang the song he wrote for the Eagles, can't
remember where...)

The sound quality was EXCELLENT there (sorry now that I didn't go down to see
Steve there, now that I know what a small venue that is!), and it was a great
improvement over the show I saw in Feb, since the way they are going seems
better suited to the acoustic duet scenario, IMHO.  They sounded very good
together, and their musicianship really shone through with the sparse
arrangements.  Since you probably know the older songs, I will only make note
about the new ones.

They announced that there would be an album forthcoming sometime next year, but
not under what name, label, what exact time frame, so I can't help you there.
But I am looking forward to at least learning the rest of the words to the new
songs, since the chorus to "You've Got a Hold on Me" has run through my mind
over and over ever since.   And, ironically, it is something along the lines of
"Ever since the day I met ya, I can't forget about you now..." It is insidious,
but in a good way. LOL!

The other new song, "You're Standing in My Light", was introduced by a mini-
history lesson from Jim, who seemed a little disappointed that the crowd wasn't
more educated (the song is about a conversation between Alexander the Great and
Diogenes, which Jim refers to jokingly as "Dodgey Knees").  Gotta remember, this
was a drunken casino crowd, and the history lessons that Al Stewart used to
introduce his songs didn't go over that well either! Maybe Al's presence is
wearing off on them.

The line that stuck with me from the "Standing" song was, "The things that have
been written are just the opinion of one man's mind."  Food for thought, as
usual.

Highlights and Lowlights:  The lowlights were the drunken fistfighters right in
front of my table, close to stage, during the show. Lovely. And the people who
got onstage during the encores and danced around the guys before security
figures what to do about them. Wacky kids! Hightlights: Jim's telling the story
of the title of "Low Spark", which was a phrase jotted down by Michael J.
Pollard, actor of "Bonnie & Clyde" fame, during
Traffic's foray to, uh, Morocco, was it?  Also, Dave introducing "Seasons of
Change" by joking that the next song would show "What a sensitive son of a bitch
I really am..."   Highlight by far: Running into Jim at the casino bar with his
friends, and getting an autograph on his "Some Come Running" album cover. Always
go to these things prepared, kids!

Peace,
Dawn


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Date: Sat, 23 May 1998 14:13:51 -0600
From: Ramón Elorriaga 
Subject: winwood setlist

     here is WINWOOD¨S SETLIST FOR TONIGHT´S SHOW(05/23/98

I'm a man
roll with it
freedom overspill
while you see a chance
let your love come down
40,000 headmen
gotta get back to my baby
low spark
glad
dear Mr. fantasy
the finer things
just wanna have some fun
higher love
ENCORE
back in the high life
gimme some lovin

´  I hope this will help, and I hope you enjoy the show.

  REGARDS,

    RAMON


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Date: Sat, 23 May 1998 23:39:25 -0500
From: Bart & Carien 
Subject: Mexico City concert

I've just seen Steve's concert in Mexico City and it was absolutely brilliant!
The crowd was wild and Steve and the band were really surprised by the
enthusiastic reactions. He said he was definitely coming back to Mexico.
Highlights included Can't Find My Way Home, Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys, Glad,
Dear Mr Fantasy (especially this one) and, of course, Gimme Some Lovin'. We had
a fantastic evening.

Keep on going with your very good website!

Regards,
Bart van der Looij


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From: "BobbieG." 
Date: Sun, 24 May 1998 09:39:26 -0700
Subject: Translation needed!

Anyone out there fluent in Spanish?

Jesus Q. very kindly sent me a transcription of an interview Steve conducted
over the phone with journalists in Mexico City. I have uploaded it to the web-
site, but even though I live in Arizona, I can't read Spanish! Could one of you
please provide me with a translation? The article appears at

http://www.azstarnet.com/~bobbieg/reviews/mex-city.htm

I will upload the English translation onto the same page, with a credit to the
translator in whatever form you wish. Thanks!

Remember - SP will be on vacation for the month of June. I will send one more in
May. I will be checking email occasionally, so if you have a post, send it and I
will store it in the folder for the first volume in July. If you have something
important to announce, email me, and I'll get it on the web-site as soon as I
see it. Also (I can't imagine any circumstances where this would be necessary,
but just in case) if you absolutely NEED to get ahold of me between June 4 and
20, email Craig (winwoodie@aol.com). He will have the phone numbers for all the
places I'll be while I'm gone.

Bobbie

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