***************************************** DIGEST 1, VOLUME 5, sent Aug 22, 1995 Topics in this issue: 1. Five favourite solo songs 2. Dave Mason 3. C.S.N.(Y.)/Winwood/Mason 4. Where's Steve Now? 5. Re: Hendrix/Traffic Jams 6. Steve's guest appearances 7. Traffic Sound 8. Top 5 Solo Songs 9. Re: Jimi Hendrix and Traffic - boot from late '60's 10. Re: Jimi Hendrix and Traffic - boot from late '60's 11. More Traffic URLs 12. Winwood tour ***************************************** 1*1*1*1*1*1*1*1*1*1*1*1*1 Subj: POST: Five favourite solo songs Date: 95-08-14 12:41:41 EDT From: email@example.com (Robert W. Hall) My favourite five solo songs: * Holy Ground - (officially Traffic, though) from Far From Home Inspirational. Absolutely inspirational. I can relate to Bobbie's post last issue about driving and listening to this song-- I had a similar experience when I first got Far From Home. I was driving, alone, in the rolling hills of southeast Ohio on one fine late fall morning. The trees were in full colour, the roads narrow and winding, rising up to ride along the ridges and then dropping sharply into valleys with streams running along the road with aging, faded barns nestled amongst the hills.. I felt truly at one with my environment-- the music, the car (my Mustang GT), the roads.., the pastoral beauty of the land..ahhh.. :-) * One More Morning from Roll With It * While You See a Chance from Arc of A Diver * I Will Be Here from Refugees.. this song (and In The Light of Day) affect me in a similar way to Holy Ground-- both very moving and profound. * Higher Love from BITH. That's actually six.. ;-) Two songs I want to mention that I feel have Winwood-esqe qualities, to me at least, are by a two of my other favourite musicians-- Joe Cocker and Peter Gabriel. Peter Gabriel's 'Don't Give Up' and Joe Cocker's 'Take Me Home' -- both songs that make the hair stand up on my neck ;-) Of course, I could go on forever about the music of PG and JC-- two other favourite musicians of mine-- but I'll save that for other mailing lists.. Rob 2*2*2*2*2*2*2*2*2*2*2*2*2 Subj: Dave Mason Date: 95-08-15 11:22:09 EDT From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Trev Preston) While on the subject of Mason-what do listmembers think of his contribution to Traffic? Was he a second, equal creative force to Steve? Or did his silly pop songs (Hole in my Shoe etc...) ruin what Traffic was trying to accomplish? Don't rip me up but I tend to think the latter...... -Trevor http://www.geopages.com/hollywood/1328 3*3*3*3*3*3*3*3*3*3*3*3*3 Subj: C.S.N.(Y.)/Winwood/Mason Date: 95-08-15 11:37:52 EDT From: RRopek A couple of pieces to add to Bobbie's contribution on the C.S.N. connection to Winwood: Unless you own the Crosby/Stills/Nash boxed retrospective, you may be unaware that Still/Nash recorded a (mediocre) version of 'Dear Mr. Fantasy' in 1980. More interesting perhaps are Stills' comments in the liner notes - " Stevie Winwood was always my favorite singer, that blue-eyed soul sound. It had been our ambition from the start to convince him to join Crosby, Stills and Nash - I wanted an organ player who could sing the blues. He was exceptionally kind to me, but everytime I trudged across the moors to see him, he was always occupied. I didn't think ther was anyone more shy than me - the phrase painfully shy was invented for this man. We recorded "Dear Mr. Fantasy" a number of times, beginning in 1970. It was intended as a homage. Hats off, Stevie." On another related tangent, Stills interrupted C.S.N.Y.'s concert at the Big Sur folk festival (9/13/69) to allow Dave Mason to sing two songs - 'World of Changes' and 'Only You Know and I Know", with the band. Dan 4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4 Subj: Where's Steve Now? Date: 95-08-16 15:06:54 EDT From: email@example.com I have searched the net and all libraries and periodical within a 150-mile radius but I can't find out what Steve is doing now. Where is he and what is he doing? 5*5*5*5*5*5*5*5*5*5*5*5*5 Subj: Re: Hendrix/Traffic Jams Date: 95-08-16 22:42:03 EDT From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Brett Freedman) >From: RRopek >The Traffic/Hendrix studio session has to be one of the most >intriguing unreleased pieces. WOW - No doubt! Okay, how do I get of hold of this stuff? This sounds like the equivalent of a Traffic Holy Grail - Please Please Please let me drink from the cup! They seem to be gradually releasing everything they can find by Hendrix. Is this a possibility for the Traffic/Hendrix jams? And where did you hear it? Brett 6*6*6*6*6*6*6*6*6*6*6*6*6 Subj: POST: Steve's guest appearances Date: 95-08-17 14:03:29 EDT From: Cecilia.Svensson@tvrl.lth.se (Cecilia Svensson) Hi! Anyone who enjoyed Davy Spillane's Uillean pipes on the Far From Home album, may want to know that Steve sings on one of Davy's solo albums, A Place Among the Stones (1994). The song featuring Steve is called Forever Frozen. Davy has his roots in Irish folk music, and apart from the pipes, he also plays low whistle and acoustic guitar. Especially listening to the whistle is a real treat, and there is quite a lot of it on this album.There is more info on Davy Spillane on http://www.sony.com/Music/ArtistInfo/DavySpillane_ APlaceAmongTheStones.html From this page I quote "It's (a) hypnotic, emotive, and amazingly soothing album that is a testimony not just to great talent but also...", and I can only agree. Unfortunetely, I don't think it is released anywhere but in France and the UK, but I'm not sure. This means expensive, but it is worth it! Regarding the dabate on which Traffic is best, I must admit that Traffic without Chris Wood ... lacks something. Cecilia 7*7*7*7*7*7*7*7*7*7*7*7*7 Subj: POST: Traffic Sound Date: 95-08-18 00:53:10 EDT From: email@example.com (Scott Tribble) Reply to Matt Gray: Matt, I was just curious about your reference to Sarah MacLachlan as a carrier of the Traffic sound. I'm a big fan of hers too, and I was just wondering what in particular reminds you of Traffic? Scott Tribble 8*8*8*8*8*8*8*8*8*8*8*8*8 Subj: POST: Top 5 Solo Songs Date: 95-08-18 01:02:14 EDT From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Scott Tribble) 5. Still in the Game --Great mix of synths, piano, and guitar. The vocals are just full of energy and give a rush to the uplifting lyrics. 4. Freedom Overspill --Rockin' tune, with great slide guitar from Joe Walsh (please contribute more!). Good offbeat lyrics too. 3. Talking Back to the Night (remix) --Gives the song much more atmosphere than the original. Nice to actually hear that saxophone, plus that funky bass brought to the front. 2. Hearts on Fire --Sure, the lyrics are sappy, but you know they're from the heart. This is just such a happy song, and he's singing his heart out (Love came to me....). The horns add some nice flavor too. 1. Vacant Chair --This song just symbolizes everything perfect about Steve and how good his solo work can be. Nice use of guitar, the synth solo works in context (unlike some of these other one-note solos), and I really like John Susswell on drums. The lyrics are powerful, and the chanting ghostly and entrancing. Scott Tribble COMPILER'S NOTES: Steve is singing 'from the heart' on Hearts On Fire because it is a strictly true account of his first meeting with his wife, Eugenia. And I have seen speculation on this, but I have on good authority that the song Vacant Chair was written after Graham Bond killed himself in 1974. He had formed the Graham Bond Organization with Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker (pre-Cream) and later worked with SW in Ginger Baker's Airforce. The chanting is Swahili for 'the dead are weeping for the dead', which SW sings in English later in the song. 9*9*9*9*9*9*9*9*9*9*9*9*9 Subj: Re: Jimi Hendrix and Traffic - boot from late '60's Date: 95-08-21 10:26:18 EDT From: email@example.com (Bobbie Gay) Last week I forwarded RRopek@aol.com's post (with his name deleted) about Hendrix/Traffic jams to the alt.rock-n-roll.classic newsgroup, and this is a reply I received, used with the author's permission: >Date: Fri, 18 Aug 1995 13:56:00 -0400 >From: "Mr. Scott Hannon"
> >The existance of jams featuring *all* these players is uncertain...there >are jams where *some* members are known to be playing, and others >where some members *might* be playing, but none where it is certain >all members are playing. I vaguely recall reading Jimi & Traffic >jammed once after a concert (Zurich, May 30 '68 maybe?), but no >tapes are known to exist. > >The boot CD called _Jimi Henrix & Traffic: A Session_ is 60 minutes >long and consists of 3 jams (with fake titles): >"Session Thing": 35min. Personnel (besides Jimi) unknown, but it may >include some (perhaps even all) Traffic members. There is some flute >and piano (as well as bass & drums). Rather uneventful. Most likely >recorded in NYC in early-mid 1968. > >"Guitar Thing": 5min. Jimi only....and quite nice. > >"Jam Thing": 20min. Chris Wood on sax, but other personnel >unknown. It may include Winwood. Jimi does snippets of a few of the >songs he was working on around this time, but mostly its just >jamming. Again, rather uneventful. Recorded June 15 1970 in NYC. > >There are other known instances of Jimi working with Wood and >Winwood. In terms of officially released material, both played (but >not on the same song) on the Electric Ladyland album, and Wood >played flute on Room Full of Mirrors at the live RAH Feb 24 '69 >concert. > >Winwood hung out with Hendrix quite a bit in '68-69, and he is known >to play on a number of unreleased outtake/demos/jams, but it's often >uncertain exactly which ones. > >Scott. >-- Regards, Bobbie The Log Lady was right. 10*10*10*10*10*10*10*10*10 Subj: Re: Jimi Hendrix and Traffic - boot from late '60's Date: 95-08-22 01:19:11 EDT From: Joe Mayes Bobbie, Here's the Hey-Joe info; it's where all us Hendrix heads hang out. Please feel free to post away. The administrative request address (add/remove/status change requests) for this list is: firstname.lastname@example.org The address to send postings to this list is: email@example.com The mailing list's home page is: http://www.ms.uky.edu/hey-joe.html Here's the info on the disc I have: "Jimi Hendrix & Traffic - A Session" [Oh Boy, 1-9027, Luxembourg] 1 CD, 3 tracks, excellent quality studio recordings The date/location information is rather cryptic: "This session was recorded at an unknown place in the late 60's" Jimi Hendrix guitar Chris Wood flute, saxophone Jim Capaldi drums Steve Winwood organ 1. Jam Thing 19:39 (Hendrix, Wood, Capaldi, Winwood) 2. Guitar Thing 5:15 (Hendrix) 3. Session Thing 35:27 (Hendrix, Wood, Capaldi, Winwood) Oh Boy also lists another Traffic title: "Live in London 1973". Unfortunately, I do not have this disc. If you need any additional info, please let me know. Best Regards, Joe Mayes 11*11*11*11*11*11*11*11*11 Subj: More Traffic URLs Date: 95-08-21 19:21:49 EDT From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Bobbie Gay) I would like the Subscribers to go to these locations and add their own comments and ratings. http://126.96.36.199/cgi-andy/artist.pl?Traffic http://188.8.131.52/cgi-andy/artist.pl?Winwood,_Steve http://184.108.40.206/cgi-andy/artist.pl?Blind_Faith Regards, Bobbie 12*12*12*12*12*12*12*12*12 Subj: Winwood tour (fwd) Date: 95-08-22 12:39:51 EDT From: email@example.com (Scott Tribble) ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Tue, 22 Aug 1995 09:22:36 -0500 (CDT) From: Shannon Van Kirk Scott, I want to thank you again for the Web page you put together for Stevie. I'm enjoying it, and when I get some time (maybe not this century), I have some interesting stuff to contribute (I've been collecting since the SDG days). Anyway, a guy I know who manages some groups that tour nationwide says that the talk is that Steve will have a solo studio album ready for December release and will tour in December-January-February, probably a co-headliner tour with Robert Palmer. What do the folks at Virgin have to say? (Didn't you say you were in touch with someone from Steve's label?) Let me know what you hear and I'll keep my ear to the ground here in Nashville, since Steve and Jim are both spending the summer here by the looks of it. Cheers, --Shannon Date: Tue, 22 Aug 1995 16:27:10 -0500 (CDT) From: vankirks@ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu (Shannon Van Kirk) Subject: Re: Winwood tour Bobbie: My friend who told me about this says that it's the info going around in management circles (He just came in off the road with a couple of the groups he manages). The tour would not be Stevie and Jim Capaldi, according to his info. It is rumored that it will be a co-headliner tour (like the recent Elton John/Billy Joel tour) with Steve and Robert Palmer. He says also that Steve should be coming out with a solo studio album by December. I don't mind if you post it for the other Winwood fans on DigWinwood; just be sure that you emphasize that it's not from any official source--after all, my friend could be wrong. --Shannon COMPILER'S NOTE: I e-mailed Virgin Records today, and asked them to confirm or deny. If/when I get a reply, I'll post it here. Stay tuned! ***************************************** END OF DIGWINWOOD