Monday, September 24, 2012
An Easy Ride Today...Just A Little Traffic
Traffic was not one of those 3-minute wonder British bands. Their music was diverse, complicated and full of surprises...both melodically and lyrically. Chris Wood, Jim Capaldi, Dave Mason and Steve Winwood...not a bad lineup, don't you agree? Over the years, the line-up changed, but the core four created a legacy which still stands the test of time.
A few tastes today...a bite from a few different albums.
From their first album Mr. Fantasy, reflecting the sound of the time...heavy organ and of course, some cowbell.... "Coloured Rain."
Off the 1967 release Traffic... "Pearly Queen"
From John Barleycorn Must Die, "Empty Pages"
Low Spark of High Heeled Boys has so many choices, but love Capaldi doing "Light Up or Leave Me Alone."
Ending it off with a little something from Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory. Never afraid to throw in an instrumental, "Tragic Magic" is mesmerizing.
We've lost both Jim Capaldi and Chris Wood, way too young, Finding joy in their music all these years later gives testimony to their talent and vision.
Savor each little trip, with Traffic...the joy most definitely is in the ride.