Traffic (photo circa 1968) – one of the great “go-to” bands of the 60s and 70s.
Click on the link here for Audio Player: 1970-05-10 John Peel BBC In Concert – remaster (Traffic)
Over to the perennials this weekend. Traffic were one of the most solid, consistent bands active in the 1960s and early 70s.I never saw them do a bad concert. That Steve Winwood continues the legacy, with others joining in along the way, just proves how enduring it’s all been.
So this weekend it’s a concert from the then-newly reunited (they had a brief breakup in 1969 with Winwood going over to the short-lived Blind Faith) Traffic, in concert hosted by John Peel over BBC Radio 1 on October 5, 1970.
As long as we’re checking out what’s new and good this weekend via SXSW, might as well check out what’s good and timeless at the same time.
It’s all part of the same thing.
Bill Withers – the timeless voice that soothes.
Click on the link here for Audio Player: Bill Withers – 1973 BBC Concert
While the avalanche of bands are flooding the internet and airwaves this week from Austin via SXSW, I thought I would take it down a few db and take a turn for the mellow this Friday night with a concert (short one) by the legendary Bill Withers, recorded live in London by the BBC in 1973.
Withers music goes a bit beyond classification, and that’s a good thing; because his music and his message is universal.
And for a Friday night, ending a pretty hectic and somewhat insane week – and where a lot of high-voltage listening has been taking place, a few notes and words from Bill Withers works wonders right about now.
Give a listen and see what I mean.
The weekend should be pretty nuts.