Volume 153, sent May 3, 1999:
1. Re: Whiter Shade of Pale
2. Bobby Messano #1 on MP3.COM
3. The phone book
4. Traffic concert info?
6. What's Shakin'
7. Re: Re-masters
8. Tape trading
Date sent: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 13:40:51 EDT
Subject: Re: Whiter Shade of Pale
About "Whiter Shade of Pale": When I first got into Steve, I
also thought that was him singing that song, it wasn't until
later that i had heard soooo much of Steve, that I realized it
Date sent: Sun, 18 Apr 1999 23:43:59 EDT
Subject: Bobby Messano #1 on MP3.COM
Check out Bobby Messano's 5 of the Top 15 Blues/Rock on MP3.com
By the way, I'm going to be re-releasing "Dominion Roads" on
what looks like another major label.
Date sent: Mon, 19 Apr 1999 08:59:51 -0400
From: Trafficologist (Ted G. - email@example.com)
Subject: The phone book
"To Berkin - That thing about Steve singing excerpts out of the
phone book - I think that was in the movie "Corrina, Corrina"
and it was actually said about Louis Armstrong."
I've seen "Corrina" twice and I don't remember that quote. Not
that that means anything, but nonetheless I believe I can shed
light on the origin of the "phone book" statement.
In a 1977 issue of Crawdaddy magazine (I'm not going to dig it
out to find the exact date unless I have to - it has Marie
Osmond on the cover), there is a review of SW's first solo
album. The reviewer comments on some of the lyrics not being
worthy of Steve's heartfelt delivery. Part of one sentence
reads "Steve, who could recite from the phone book and win
Subject: Traffic concert info?
Date sent: Tue, 20 Apr 1999 13:32:38 -0600
Do you know where I can find Traffic setlists, and in particular, 5/24/94 Fiddlers Green
show, Englewood, Co.
[Please reply off-list to John, at his request. --BG]
Date sent: Tue, 20 Apr 1999 21:10:32 -0400 (EDT)
From: Berkin Altinok
WHat I expect, from experience, is that Steve had never planned
such an extensive tour in absence of a potential production. So
, IS he getting ready to release material,, (keep fingers
crossed everyone).. Hopefully,,
For 'Steve',, i am working on the Palmer session, i just can not
find it,, to prove it..
For Dawn,, thanx for the day and the good luck we had,.
By the way, i am not "the" person to say this, and i thought we
had discussed this a couple of years ago, but that incredible
raw performance by Steve on StoneFree,, was not the only moment
"when the master was making everyone admire him yet again" that
night, He also sang Higher Love and Gimme Some Lovin, and the
GSL, for my money (IMHO) was the best version i have ever seen,
Finally , i totally agree with MRS Beatles,, and Dawn for that
matter, that The Procol Harem song sounds like Steve..very
From: Trafficologist (Ted G.) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Date sent: Sat, 24 Apr 1999 12:56:31 EDT
Subject: What's Shakin'
A copy, in good shape, of the What's Shakin' album has just
fallen into my hands. This has the three songs by Eric Clapton
& The Powerhouse, plus a notes insert saying the singer was
"Steve Anglo" (yeah right). I haven't heard much about it but I
think I've heard it's hard to find. Is this true? Would any SP
readers be interested in this?
This copy's cover does not have the black & white "dancing
people" cover shown in the official SW site's discography, but
rather a color photo of Lovin' Spoonful. One of the Powerhouse
songs, "Steppin' Out" is currently not included in the SP Song
[Ted, when I saw your email, I added the song to the
Encyclopedia - thanks for the heads-up! --BG]
Date sent: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 17:58:18 -0500
From: Steven Robert Seim
Subject: Re: Re-masters
I'm beginning to get a little discouraged that we'll ever see
those CDs on CDEurope, etc. Do you think one of our SP members
in the UK might be willing to purchase and ship them for those
of us who send $? I'd even be willing to give a few extra bucks
for their trouble.
Available on eBay until 11:55 CST Saturday (May 1): "That's
Live TRAFFIC - Recorded Live in London 1970" Italian gray-market
import CD. Bidding starts at $15. Item #95311133.
[Sorry I didn't get this sent earlier, but the item may still be
Date sent: Tue, 27 Apr 1999 23:22:09 EDT
Subject: Tape trading
Just joined this list about a month ago, but this is my first
I was looking to expand my SW-related collection. I have some
Traffic, Blind Faith, SW-solo material which seems to circulate
commonly. I also have a Mason/Capaldi show from last summer,
plus lots of other non-SW material.
I'd be happy to work out trades with anyone's who interested off-
Date sent: Mon, 3 May 1999 10:11:01 -0700
Only 9 days to go before Winwood's birthday, folks, and I only
have 13 emails in the Greetings Folder! Please send yours asap.
(who also hasn't written one yet, oops)
End of Smiling Phases, volume 153