Steve Winwood is probably most famous for his blue-eyed soul phase of the 1980s, which included the No. 1 Billboard charting Higher Love featuring Chaka Khan. Yet this commercial peak is only one side of Winwood, a British music legend whose career has stretched over some 50 years. Following playing with some of the greatest Rhythm and Blues musicians on their UK tours, He came to prominence in the 1960s with The Spencer Davis Group, co-writing some of their biggest hits including I’m a Man and Gimme Some Lovin’.
He later co-founded one of rock’s first supergroups in Blind Faith and has been inducted into The Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame as a member of jazz-rock pioneers Traffic.
Now heading out on his first US Solo tour after supporting Steely Dan in 2016, it’s time to reacquaint yourself with the genius that is this multi-instrumentalist with that voice. (concert anouncment)
And here´s an excellent audience recording from his concert at the Orpheum Theatre, Boston.
I guess it was a magic night, a night a legend came out to play !
Richard Bailey (drums)
Paul Booth (flute, saxophone)
Karl Vanden Bossche (percussion)
Tim Cansfield (guitar)
José Pires de Almeida Neto (guitar)
Steve Winwood (organ, vocals, guitar)
01. Back in the High Life Again (Winwood/Jennings) 9.04
02. Pearly Queen (Capaldi/Winwood) 5.39
03. I’m a Man (Winwood/Miller) + Fly (Winwood/Godwin/Neto) 14.37
04. Them Changes (Miles) 5.12
05. Can’t Find My Way Home (Winwood) 449
06. Anouncment 0.46
07. Had To Cry Today (Winwood)
08. The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys (Capaldi/Winwood) 13.39
09. Light Up Or Leave Me Alone (Capaldi) 15.17
10. Higher Love (Winwood/Jennings) 6.33
11. Dear Mr. Fantasy ((Capaldi/Winwood/Wood) 8.50
12. Gimme Some Lovin’ (S.Winwood/M.Winwood/Davis) 5.07