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In December 1975.

In December 1975, “Island” label released “Short Cut Draw Blood”, the third Jim Capaldi studio album. It was recorded 1974 – 1975, at “Muscle Shoals Sound Studio” in Sheffield, “Island Studios” in London, and was produced by Steve Smith, Jim Capaldi and Chris Blackwell.

Personnel:

  • Jim Capaldi- vocals, drums, percussion, drum machine
  • Jess Roden – guitar
  • Paul Kossoff – guitar
  • Chris Spedding – guitar
  • Pete Carr – guitar
  • Ray Allen – saxophone, percussion
  • Steve Winwood- guitar, organ, piano, bass, Mellotron, harpsichord
  • Chris Wood- flute
  • Remi Kabaka– drums, percussion
  • Rebop Kwaku Baah– percussion
  • John “Rabbit” Bundrick- piano, clavinet
  • Phil Chen– bass
  • Rosko Gee – bass
  • Jean Roussel – piano
  • Gerry Conway – drums
  • Jimmy Johnson- guitar, horn arrangements
  • Peter Yarrow- acoustic guitar
  • Barry Beckett- piano, organ
  • Rico Rodriguez – trombone
  • David Hood– bass
  • Roger Hawkins- drums, spoons
  • Muscle Shoals Horns- horns
  • Harry Robinson – string arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks by Jim Capaldi, except where noted.

  1. Goodbye Love
  2. It’s All Up to You
  3. Love Hurts – Boudleaux Bryant
  4. Johnny Too Bad – The Slickers
  5. Short Cut Draw Blood
  6. Living on a Marble
  7. Boy With A Problem
  8. Keep On Trying
  9. Seagull
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In October 1969.

In October 1969, “Island” label released the self-titled, second Free album. It was recorded January – June 1969, at “Morgan Studios” and “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by the head of “Island” label Chris Blackwell.

Personnel:

  • Paul Rodgers– vocals
  • Paul Kossoff– lead guitar, rhythm guitar
  • Andy Fraser– bass guitar, rhythm guitar, piano
  • Simon Kirke– drums, percussion
  • Chris Wood– flute

Track listing:

All tracks by Andy Fraser and Paul Rodgers, except where noted.

  1. I’ll Be Creepin’
  2. Songs of Yesterday
  3. Lying in the Sunshine
  4. Trouble on Double Time – Andy Fraser, Paul Rodgers, Simon Kirke, Paul Kossoff
  5. Mouthful of Grass
  6. Woman
  7. Free Me
  8. Broad Daylight
  9. Mourning Sad Morning

 

In September 1974.

In September 1974, “Island” label released “When the Eagle Flies”, the seventh Traffic studio album. It was recorded July 1973 – June 1974, and was produced by Chris Blackwell. “When the Eagle Flies” was band’s last album until their 1994 reunion album “Far from Home”.

Personnel:

  • Steve Winwood– guitar, vocals, keyboards
  • Chris Wood– flute, saxophone
  • Jim Capaldi– drums, percussion, backing vocal, keyboards
  • Rosko Gee– bass
  • Rebop Kwaku Baah – percussion
  • Nobby Clark, Brian Humphries – engineer
  • Jeff Willens – mastering
  • Bill DeYoung – liner notes
  • Martin Hughes – cover design

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Winwood and Jim Capaldi, except where noted.

  1. Something New
  2. Dream Gerrard – Steve Winwood, Vivian Stanshall
  3. Graveyard People
  4. Walking in the Wind
  5. Memories of a Rock N’ Rolla
  6. Love
  7. When the Eagle Flies

In August 1969.

In August 1969, “Polydor” label released the self-titled, debut and only Blind Faith album. It was recorded February – June 1969, at “Olympic Studios” and “Morgan Studios”, and was produced by Jimmy Miller. The album was certified 3 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, Platinum in Netherlands by “NVPI”, Platinum in Norway by “IFPI Norway” and Platinum in US by the “RIIA”. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 14 on its list of the “The 30 Greatest One Album Wonders”.

Personnel:

  • Steve Winwood– keyboards, vocals, guitars; bass guitar
  • Eric Clapton– guitars; vocals
  • Ric Grech– bass guitar, violin; vocals
  • Ginger Baker– drums, percussion; vocals
  • George Chkiantz, Keith Harwood, Andy Johns, Alan O’Duffy – engineers
  • Andy Johns, Jimmy Miller – mixing
  • Stanley Miller, Bob Seidemann– cover design and photography
  • Chris Blackwell, Robert Stigwood– executive producers
  • Margaret Goldfarb – production co-ordination

Track listing:

  1. Had to Cry Today – Stevie Winwood
  2. Can’t Find My Way Home – Stevie Winwood
  3. Well All… Right – Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison, Joe B. Mauldin, Norman Petty
  4. Presence of the Lord – Eric Clapton
  5. Sea of Joy – Stevie Winwood
  6. Do What You Like – Ginger Baker

In July 1970.

In July 1970, “Island” label released “The Last Puff” (credited as Spooky Tooth featuring Mike Harrison), the fifth Spooky Tooth studio album. It was recorded in 1970, at “Island Studios” in London, and was produced by Chris Stainton and Chris Blackwell.

Personnel:

  • Mike Harrison– vocals
  • Luther Grosvenor– guitar
  • Henry McCullough– guitar
  • Chris Stainton– bass guitar, piano, organ, guitar
  • Alan Spenner– bass guitar
  • Mike Kellie– drums

Track listing:

  1. I Am the Walrus – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  2. The Wrong Time – Gary Wright, Hugh McCracken
  3. Something to Say – Joe Cocker, Peter Nichols
  4. Nobody There At All – Mike Post, Timothy Martin
  5. Down River – David Ackles
  6. Son of Your Father – Elton John, Bernie Taupin
  7. The Last Puff – Chris Stainton

 

 

In July 1970.

In July 1970, “Island” label released “John Barleycorn Must Die”, the fourth Traffic studio album. It was recorded February – April 1970, at “Island Studios”, “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Chris Blackwell, Steve Winwood and Guy Stevens.

Personnel:

  • Steve Winwood– vocals, organ, piano, bass, percussion, bass guitar, electric piano, acoustic guitar
  • Chris Wood– sax, flute, electric sax, percussion, organ
  • Jim Capaldi– drums, percussion, vocals, tambourine
  • Andy Johns, Brian Humphries – eengineer
  • Mike Sida – album design
  • Richard Polak – photography

Track listing:

  1. Glad – Steve Winwood
  2. Freedom Rider – Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi
  3. Empty Pages – Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi
  4. Stranger to Himself – Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi
  5. John Barleycorn (Must Die) – traditional, arr. Steve Winwood
  6. Every Mother’s Son – Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi

In June 1977.

In June 1977, Island” label released the debut, self-titled Steve Winwood solo studio album. It was recorded 1976 – 1977, and was produced by Steve Winwood, Chris Blackwell and Mark Miller Mundy.

Personnel:

  • Steve Winwood – lead and backing vocals, electric piano, synthesizer, guitars, saxophone, organ, clavinet, harmonium, string synthesizer, harpsichord, drums, percussion
  • Brother James – percussion
  • Willie Weeks– bass
  • Andy Newmark – drums
  • Nicole Winwood – backing vocal
  • Jim Capaldi– percussion, backing vocal
  • Rebop Kwaku Baah – congas
  • Junior Marvin– guitar
  • John Susswell – drums
  • Alan Spenner– bass guitar
  • Robert Ash – assistant engineer
  • Phill Brown – recording engineer
  • Fin Costello – photography
  • Ray Doyle – assistant engineer
  • Lee Hulko – mastering
  • James Hutcheson – cover design, paintings
  • Mark Miller Mundy – associate producer

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Winwood and Jim Capaldi, except where noted.

  1. Hold On
  2. ime Is Running Out
  3. Midland Maniac – Stevie Winwood
  4. Vacant Chair – Stevie Winwood,Viv Stanshall
  5. Luck’s In
  6. Let Me Make Something in Your Life