------------------------------------------ VOLUME 99, sent September 15, 1997 Topics in this issue: 1. SW: J7 Reviewed on The Sonics Music 2. Re: Winwood is everywhere! 3. Sam Winwood? 4. The Fates, Steve Winwood and me 5. Hall of Fame 6. Rainbow Concert 7. More concerts! 8. Rollright Stones 9. Re: Winwood is everywhere! ------------------------------------------ 1*1*1*1*1*1*1*1*1*1*1*1*1 Date: Fri, 5 Sep 1997 09:38:57 -0700 (PDT) From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Jay Siekierski) Subject: SW: J7 Reviewed on The Sonics Music As promised here's my SW review on J7, thought I'd share it with you. Steve Winwood returns with his strongest release since Back In The High Life and why do I say this? Because this album is right on the mark. Simple. Vocals, musicianship, material & production are primo. Winwood is marching right in step to the latest (grooves...Black grooves that is) once again on his new Junction Seven/Virgin release. Winwood is without a doubt a 'Soulman' and on this album with tapping into the current R&B grooves with help from Narada Michael Walden they got a winner. His remake of Sly Stone's "Family Affair" is very very hip and outside of his own past written gems, this tune should easily get him a 'hit'. British R&B diva Des'ree turns in a knockout performance with Winwood on "Plenty Lovin' " as they both share the lead vocals, this is another choice at a single and should easily crack the R&B charts. Winwood's guitar work (both rhythm & lead) are still in form and "Spy In The House Of Love" shows that! Want a lil' Spanish Caribbean flavor? Well, "Gotta Get Back To My Baby" is a KILLER DANCE CLUB tune! Where is Carlos Santana! Yet...You will not moving! Among the others featured on this album you'll find Ruby Turner & Lenny Kravitz (maybe he needs a gig?) somewhere in the grooves also. GROOVE ON STEVIE! Jay Siekierski 2*2*2*2*2*2*2*2*2*2*2*2*2 From: "Elena Iglio"
Subject: Re: Winwood is everywhere! Date: Fri, 5 Sep 1997 18:54:11 +0200 I've been listening to a familiar music while the beautiful candidates to Miss Italy 97 were catwalking on the telly the other day...."SPY IN THE HOUSE OF LOVE"!!!!!! Steve is more and more involved with catwalks as time goes by.......;-) Ellie (who else????) 3*3*3*3*3*3*3*3*3*3*3*3*3 From: Sherri2729@aol.com Date: Fri, 5 Sep 1997 13:02:03 -0400 (EDT) Subject: Sam Winwood? My question is, who is Sam Winwood? Another brother, cousin, nephew? I heard of him because coincidentally along with Muff Winwood, Sam Winwood also works for Sony Records in the UK. I figured because of that he must be a relative. Please let me know. Sherri 4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4 From: ASchulberg@aol.com Date: Sat, 6 Sep 1997 23:02:47 -0400 (EDT) Subject: The Fates, Steve Winwood and me It had to happen! Steve is coming to Pittsburgh on October 1st. The venue is terrible; The A.J. Palumbo Center which is a local college's basketball court. Acoustics are awful. But, alas, I don't have to worry. Since it's Rosh Hashanah evening I won't be able to attend. The Big Guy upstairs is mocking me, n'est-ce pas? Arnie 5*5*5*5*5*5*5*5*5*5*5*5*5 Date: Tue, 9 Sep 1997 23:31:19 -0500 From: Subject: Hall of Fame Congratulations on the "Best of the Net" award. SP truly is a terrific site, and getting better! I hope that this award will bring more people to the site and to the AOL chat, like the grocery store girl. (That was really fun). Maybe even the "Big Guy" himself will do a cameo posting? Oh, now it doesn't hurt to dream, does it? :) Now, I have something sticking in my craw, (Something's Got a Hold of My Toe?), and I just have to VENT... Why the Hell has Steve not been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame yet? What are they waiting for? Who needs to have a fire lit under their butt? He's certainly met their criteria for induction: Recorded more than 25 years ago (SDG), has influenced musicians (who hasn't wanted to play with him?), is and incredible musician, and is just the best thing since sliced bread (okay, I added that last one).... But really, the BEE GEES are in and Steve ISN'T!?!?!? I went to their website just to see it for my own eyes (www.rockhall.com), and even tried to post to their inductees "wish list" as it were, but I just don't have enough computer memory to even read all the postings. What I could see was a tremendous amount of postings about peoples' neglected favorites (ABBA? Did I read that right??) But I was not able to see if anyone had said anything about SW. Anybody know? Better yet, there has to be a more effective way to lobby for him to be inducted than to post on their huge, inane board. Maybe there is a way for us fans to put some not-so-subtle e-mail pressure on the people who vote on inductees. Wouldn't it just be a perfect 50th Birthday present, though? Sorry if I offended any big ABBA or BEE GEE fans, but my mind is totally blown by this! [There is a link to the Inductees' Forum from the SP web-site, and once you get there, scroll down to entry #239 and add your comments. --BG] 6*6*6*6*6*6*6*6*6*6*6*6*6 Date: Fri, 12 Sep 1997 17:32:48 +1200 From: Murray Dreyer Subject: Rainbow Concert Last Weekend I dragged out my CD copy of Eric Clapton's Rainbow Concert for a re-listen. It's a Album that doesn't get discussed much in SP. The CD is far better than the old 12" LP because of the additional eight tracks that were mysteriously left off the LP. Especially if you're a Winwood freak like me. SW's lead vocals on "Bell Bottom Blues" are clear and concise whilst his backing and Lead vocals on "Tell the Truth" and "Let it Rain" give the the songs a great feel. Like the SW & EC duet on "Little Wing" they also duet on "Bottle of Red Wine". The presence of Capaldi, Ric Grech and Rebop along with SW's Vocals and Keyboards make it a very enjoyable listen. If you've only got the LP go and get the CD and if you've got the CD play it again. Regards Murray D 7*7*7*7*7*7*7*7*7*7*7*7*7 From: "Fischler, Sol (NBC)" Subject: More concerts! Date: Fri, 12 Sep 1997 13:55:00 -0400 Tickets for Stevie's next pass through New York go on sale tomorrow; he'll be at the Beacon Theater on Oct. 7. A nice little theater, and you get to sit down, too. (His last gig at Irving Plaza was a SRO venue, and for that reason my wife declined, and further, forbade me to go see SW without her.) This time I was able to convince her, in spite of it being a "school night" and having to deal with the kids and bedtime etc. etc. (She's the practical one in the family). By the way, thanks to everyone who posted set lists from the other concerts this summer, so I was able to allay her fears "...but it's going to be all new stuff..." Not so, sweetie. I've also spent the summer kicking myself for getting sold out of John Fogerty's first NY tour in what, 20 years or something like that. But the gods smiled and, yes, he's back, too. After listening in pain to all the rave reviews, I get another chance. I got on line well early enough for his return to the Manhattan Center next Thursday night. Another SRO venue. What is it with all these aging rockers forcing all their aging fans to stand during their shows? Anyway, my wife again declined the SRO, so I'm going to see it with an aging friend from my long-hair days. But we won't be getting high before the show. Maybe a beer with dinner. After all, it IS a school night... Enjoy. -- Sol 8*8*8*8*8*8*8*8*8*8*8*8*8 From: "BobbieG." Date: Fri, 12 Sep 1997 13:43:56 -0700 Subject: Rollright Stones The guardians of these stones are attempting to preserve and protect the Rollrights in their present unspoilt state and to maintain access for all who respect this ancient and special site. Please visit their website at http://www.rollrights.org.uk/ or use the link from the Winwood Fans' Site - click on Fans' Photo Corner, and then click on Rollright Stones. Many thank to Dan for bringing this to our attention, Bobbie 9*9*9*9*9*9*9*9*9*9*9*9*9 Date: Sun, 14 Sep 1997 23:48:21 +0100 From: "." Subject: Re: Winwood is everywhere! A few films that have SW material in the sound track: Stake out, Someone to watch over me and a film i only saw last night, Nick Knight starring Rick Springfield the singer. The opening track was Don't you know what the night can do. Steve's music is used on TV in the UK. While you see a chance for the Wimbledon tennis championships, there was a TV documentary in the 80's that used clips from Spanish dancer throughout. We have a soap in the UK called Eastenders and they actually played Spy in the house the other night in Queen Vic pub. I have not read of any comments in SP of Steve's performance at the Sound and Vision concert at Wembley. I went and thought the show was pretty good. The best part for me was Steve's duet with Seal. Has anyone commented on Steve's performance on the Internet?. Regards Patrick. ------------------------------------------ END OF SMILING PHASES, VOL 99