Spencer Davis Group. Traffic. Blind Faith.
Question: What do they all have in common?
Answer: Steve Winwood.
I've always thought that Mr Winwood has one of the distinctive voices in modern rock/pop/R&B music. When I hear that voice on the radio, I know immediately who it is. He's also a pretty terrific songwriter, spanning five decades.
I like his early work with SDG, Traffic, and Blind Faith. Today I decided to feature some of his great solo stuff because it's such a perfect fusion of wicked good pop and pure R&B with soul.
Have a fantabulous weekend!
Valerie, written by Steve Winwood/Will Jennings, released in 1982
Higher Love, written by Steve Winwood/Will Jennings, released in 1986
Back in the High Life Again, written by Steve Winwood/Will Jennings, released in 1987
The Finer Things, written by Steve Winwood, released in 1987. "While there is time, let's go out and feel everything."
Roll With It, written by Steve Winwood/Will Jennings/Lamont Dozier/Brian Holland/Eddie Holland, released in 1988