------------------------------------------ VOLUME 96, sent August 18, 1997 Topics in this issue: 1. Steve on Radio 2. Ghost Goes Gear - Linda Eastman 3. Dave Mason to be on Chicago radio 4. Steve en "Vogue" 5. Questions 6. J7 on CD-ROM? 7. Will Powers album 8. Re: Winwood is everywhere! 9. Carlsberg 97--Wembley Concert 10. The Radio event 11. Wembley concert 12. SW appearance 13. Re: session work ------------------------------------------ 1*1*1*1*1*1*1*1*1*1*1*1*1 From: "Gary Ames"
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 1997 20:34:11 +0000 Subject: Steve on Radio It really ain't fair you damn Yankees getting all those lovely shows on the radio and mentioning it too! Is there any way that we could set up a trade for the Traffic and the Winwood shows you mentioned? Incidentally , on Digital Graffiti -Zep mailing list I am on there is much speculation about the BBC releasing some of the rock shows they broadcast in the 70s. I do hope so , besides the Zep , some great Traffic shows in there too (like the one you'll be listening to , as mentioned in your posting?!")( Cheers! gary 2*2*2*2*2*2*2*2*2*2*2*2*2 From: "Elena Iglio" Subject: Ghost Goes Gear - Linda Eastman Date: Wed, 13 Aug 1997 23:05:34 +0200 I have a video of SDG playing "When I come home" on a raft in the middle of River Thames. It's in colour and they told me it is from "The Ghost Goes Gear". I also have a video of SDG performing "My Babe" from the film "Pop Gear". Both performances are shamelessly playback!! Second - Have you got the 1970 SW songbook Steve Winwood and Friends? There's wonderful photo work by Linda there. Regards Ellie 3*3*3*3*3*3*3*3*3*3*3*3*3 Date: 13 Aug 1997 19:24:40 -0500 From: "Fulk, Barry" subject: Dave Mason to be on Chicago radio Dave Mason (of Traffic fame, natch) will be on the Steve Dahl show on August 19th (Tuesday) sometime between 2pm-6pm. Dahl's show is on WCKG 105.9FM. Mason heard Dahl talk about him a few days ago and called in to say "hi". At this point they discussed Mason coming into the studio to talk about his past and present. There's a good chance Mason will play a song or two. bf 4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4 From: "Elena Iglio" Subject: Steve en "Vogue" Date: Thu, 14 Aug 1997 16:47:57 +0200 I found an article on Steve on the June number of the Italian "Vogue" titles "WInwood is back" where, apart from several interesting shots of Our Beloved (some taken from the sessions from the cover of "Traffic" and one in Tarpan Studios), the author, Allegra Donn, writes about many musicians and experts considering J7 the best Winwood solo record since "Arc of a diver" and hypothesizes a "Grammy" nomination for "J7" for 1998.... Have you read it? Anyone in England or America having the original English version of this article?? Maybe J7 appeals more to musicians and the refined public of "Vogue" readers than Steve's diehard fans, I wonder??? Ellie 5*5*5*5*5*5*5*5*5*5*5*5*5 From: email@example.com Date: Thu, 14 Aug 1997 16:53:10 +0100 Subject: Questions Thanks very much for keeping me updated on the newsletter. Fantastic. I only wish I'd located your site sooner. I have a couple of questions I hope you will be able to answer. 1. When Steve was in Copenhagen in July, I spoke to one of the crew and he told me that they were scheduled to return to Central Europe (Germany and the Netherlands) later in the year. Can you confirm this and perhaps refer me to some likely dates and venues? 2. Is it possible to ask fellow Winwood fans in the newsletter to help locate an album that has been impossible to get ever since its release? I'm thinking of the GO LIVE IN PARIS album. It is the only one missing in my collection so obviously I'm very keen on getting a copy. 3. Are there any other Danes among the subscribers to SP? If so, could I please have their e-mail addresses? 4. How about trying to come up with a really original gift for Steve on his 50th birthday next year? Thanks, Soren 6*6*6*6*6*6*6*6*6*6*6*6*6 Date: Fri, 15 Aug 1997 08:33:04 +1200 From: Murray Dreyer Subject: J7 on CD-ROM? There was some talk a while ago in SP that J7 may be released on CDROM. Has anybody heard anything further about this? cheers Murray D. 7*7*7*7*7*7*7*7*7*7*7*7*7 Date: Fri, 15 Aug 1997 09:07:47 +1200 From: Murray Dreyer Subject: Will Powers album I'm not sure how Berkin managed to miss the Will Powers album. I certainly didn't. I've had it since it's release and also have a couple of pages in my SW scrapbooks covering it including a review, album promo and a short article. From memory they are from the UK music paper New Musical Express. Apart from making a SW collection more complete there's no other value to the album. Cheers Murray D 8*8*8*8*8*8*8*8*8*8*8*8*8 From: Spudsmknz@aol.com Date: Fri, 15 Aug 1997 11:52:13 -0400 (EDT) Subject: Re: Winwood is everywhere! I was flying on American Airlines last week and was listening to the headsets when I found SW new album being played. He was one of the featured artists for the month. But not much was printed. But enjoyed listening to it. It made me think of the concert and meeting you. Thought you would enjoy this little bit of info. Hopefully we will meet again.....Spuds 9*9*9*9*9*9*9*9*9*9*9*9*9 Date: Sat, 16 Aug 1997 13:03:41 -0700 From: Berkin Altinok Subject: Carlsberg 97--Wembley Concert Hey guys , i just finished recording the concert, it was a good concert, but there was not much role for Steve unlike the previous VH1 appearances, i could not catch the opener, "Papa was a rolling stone", but got to the end of it, and Steve had a major role in the song (I think), he definitely sang on it,, the night was more of a Jon Bonjovi and Seal night as well as Rod Stewart was singing a lot (he was also the spokesman), anyways Steve did a duet with Seal on a U2 song (can not remember the name now, but very very familiar), then a Duet with Chaka Khan on "superstitious" the great Stevie Wonder song,, then essentially "Gimme some Lovin", then a special tribute to ELVIS ,, and Steve sang an incredible " Hound DOG" oh yes, he also sang "Dancing on the Street",, cool, then he had some parts on "Hey Jude" he sounded OK, Great on the Elvis track,, but it was not really an event at its zenith,,, just before the show, guess what they played on the radio,, ="Lord", the Turkish DJ said the tune was from the Album J7 , by SW a "real musician" were the words he used,, see you all.... 10*10*10*10*10*10*10*10*10 Date: Sat, 16 Aug 1997 13:35:59 -0700 From: Berkin Altinok Subject: The Radio event Hey Guys , guess what, i did that Radio thing yesterday, and it was great,, (i think), it was a '3' hour on the air, completely Winwood. I tried to represent us in an utmost manner. They were some very brisk hours, well we kicked off with "You'll Keep on searching", i thought it was a good opener, then the DJ began talking about the purpose of the show,, and introduced me, as an expert on the subject matter, what i wanted to was to play the unexpected the more musical and real side of Winwood, we wanted to start with the solo's, played "Dust", Take it as it comes", "Spy" we played these 2 simply because i kept talking on his Guitar playing after the 80's.. then questions came, basically the Q's were on J7 and " Gimme some Lovin" then we began playing SDG,, of course before that i played "Hold on", "The morning side", Big girls walk away", then a request "I will be here". i was really getting into it, and enjoying it,, we began talking on the early days , i played "i am a man" to open this part of the show, which was actually the second part,, then i played "Pretty woman" to show people Steve's guitar playing at age 17, then "Georgia", and then one of my favourites" Goodbye Stevie,, , then some body wanted us to play "Roll with It", but i ignored him, (do not know why) Final part consisted of Traffic and BF, the DJ told people about my tattoo, which i rejected adamantly, but could not stop him, we began with "Dealer", then played "Mr fantasy" . i told a lot about Traffic and what it was all about, then "Don't be sad", and "No time to live" came,, then played the opener from the BF alongside "Sea of Joy",, then "Glad", and someone on the phone, wanted "Many a mile to Freedom", that pleased me, then Low Spark, "Sad and Deep as you", "Shoot out", Empty pages, Graveyard people the final track was "Memories of a rock & roller (that eventually sums up Steve), then i sort of made a summary, (timeline). I intentionally did not play Gerrard (did not feel like it,, i guess ,, dahhhh,,, my favourite), could not feature anything from "GO" because they were only playing CD's and cassettes and i only have the 'record' of it, but did refer to it. We ended the show with a minute of "Gimme some lovin", it was cool , there was a lot of talking, between the songs and Q's coming from the DJ that made me sweat,, anyways,, it was really a nice afternoon, take care all......Berkin 11*11*11*11*11*11*11*11*11 From: "Gary Ames" Date: Sun, 17 Aug 1997 18:31:32 +0000 Subject: Wembley concert The show was OK ( probably more than that , but I had hoped for more Steve...) He was in the opening "Papa was a Rolling stone". The idea was then to play a song from each year , back for the last 40 , with the stars rotating. Steve did a good duet to a U2 number with Seal , the mandatory Gimme Some Lovin' , a rather good Elvis "hound dog" with snappy guitar , joined the end chorus of heartbreak hotel and did a dancing in the streets duet with Chaka Khan.Not bad - but the show may be a bit of a curate's egg ( I got a bit irritated when Seal massacred Stairway to Heaven which didn't even get the end guitar section I so love. Cheers! gary 12*12*12*12*12*12*12*12*12 Date: Sun, 17 Aug 1997 13:53:00 -0500 From: Steven Robert Seim Subject: SW appearance While flipping through channels last night, I stumbled upon Our Hero singing "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" with Seal on my local Fox station in Madison. Unfortunately I only caught the last 30 seconds or so of it. Turns out it was a concert called "Songs and Visions" with SW, Seal, Rod Stewart, kd lang, Toni Braxton, Robert Palmer, Jon Bon Jovi, and one or two others I've forgotten. The SW/Seal song was about 10 minutes into the hour program--and what I saw was great. Steve didn't reappear until the last song, singing the third verse of "Heartbreak Hotel." I'll be calling the station tomorrow to see if it will be re-aired. Did anyone else catch this? Steve Seim 13*13*13*13*13*13*13*13*13 Date: Sun, 17 Aug 1997 14:12:45 -0500 From: Steven Robert Seim Subject: Re: session work I've been lucky enough over the last couple of months to get my hands on a few of the albums where SW does session work (BTW a big thanks to those who compiled the list). Regarding Jim Capaldi, my opinion is mixed. I was surprised at what a great voice he has, and a lot of his music is great to listen to. However, now that I have heard some of his stuff, I realize all the more how unique and exceptional SW is. For those who have not experienced his music, JC is definitely not another SW without the Ray Charles voice (of course it was probably naive of me to think he might be). "Whale Meat Again" and "Short Cut Draw Blood" are good albums--mellow, somewhat funky, somewhat country-, rock (not unlike Eric Clapton's work of the same period). "Some Come Running" is an excellent 80's pop-rock album. "Electric Nights", however, is not worth spending money on--a little bit too close to "JC does disco." A big surprise to me was hearing his version of "Low Spark..." He actually makes it sound like a cowboy song (acoustic guitars, folk-sound), which probably fits better with the original meaning of the title. I now think the original album would have been better with JC doing Low Spark and SW doing Rock & Roll Stew. What I really wanted to write about, however, is the self-titled Christine McVie album and Etta James' "The Right Time". PLEASE BUY THESE ALBUMS. The two songs SW is most involved with on the McVie album, One in a Million and Ask Anybody, are really very good, and Got a Hold On Me is a classic. And anyone who loves hearing Steve sing traditional R&B MUST hear him sing Give It Up on the James album. It's incredible (and you can get it from CD Now). Steve Seim ------------------------------------------ END OF SMILING PHASES, VOL 96