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.
Traffic – somehow apropos for the evening at hand.
Click on the link here for Audio Player: Traffic – Glad_Freedom Rider – 1970
I was trying to find something tonight that fit with the spirit of the evening. Rather than go after one of the dozen or so tunes I’ve been hearing over and over at rallies during this election, I landed on the legendary Traffic and Glad from their landmark 1970 album John Barleycorn Must Die.
Seems to be a perfect fit. No?
As a bonus, and since the two tracks overlap on the album anyway, I included Freedom Rider.
We can all breathe now.
Traffic – By far, one of the best.
Traffic In Session – BBC – Oct. 1, 1967
Something familiar tonight – a 1967 BBC Radio session for the Top Gear program from the legendary Traffic.
Here’s what they play:
Traffic – Top Gear – BBC – October 1, 1967
1. Hole In My Shoe
2. Paper Sun
3. A House For Everyone
4. Mr. Fantasy
The should get the weekend started.