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Thanks for checking the blog out... Hope it offers something a bit different every now & again. Though I come from a pseudo - Mod background (Soul & Ska in particular), I have a diverse taste in music & hope my varied posts will reflect this. Cheers Skamanc .... I'm not after your undying gratitude, but please leave your thoughts, comments & opinions on the posts & content. I regularly up- & download material, plus buy and trade items. As such, if I have inadvertently "trodden on anyone's toes" in posting anything then please let me know & accept my apologies. Also please support the artists involved & remember that the blog is merely a pointer toward these various downloads, which are stored elsewhere. Legally, any downloads should not be retained for more than a week. Feel free to give me a shout : firstname.lastname@example.org Skamanc, City 'til I die, rainy Manchester M23, Jan 2010 For my kids, Dylan & Tommy. Bollocks to the Mrs! Special thanks to Steve White (software), Gordon Waring (music), Shaun Robinson (artwork), Paul Buddery (DVD's / software) & Sonchey Barrett (essential technical advice!). "Thank you" also to regular contributors Herr Pauli (Germany), Phil (Shetland), Deco Mc Dermott & Mark Pengelly of Dublin, Martin Smith (Barnet), Paul Baily (London) and Rodd (Australia). Acknowledgements to Manchester City Football Club, Ford Motor Co, Hollands Pies, Snap On Tools, Levis Jeans, Stella Breweries and Benson & Hedges. Also to all branches of our fantastic Armed Forces. Finally, sincere thanks to all the visitors who have made donations. The blog only continues thanks to your generosity.
Thursday, 29 July 2010
TRAFFIC : Mr Fantasy (1967)
Great to be back & able to blog again... As mentioned recently while posting Steve Winwood's first recordings, I was intending to post some Traffic material, and here's their debut album, Mr Fantasy, from 1967. (This download is an mp3 of a Japanese released remaster).
Excellent outfit, consisting of Winwood, drummer / lyricist Jim Capaldi, guitarist Dave Mason & flautist / sax player Chris Wood. A great mixture of styles and influences, including free form jazz, rock, psychedelic pop & English folk, this outfit really made Winwood's name, especially in the States.
Further Traffic to follow, including more abums plus live recordings.
For Liam-Ska - top man !!
Dedicated to the late Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood & Dave Mason.