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TRAFFIC:  LOW SPARK OF HIGH-HEELED BOYS (1971)

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Side A and Side B 

1.

HIDDEN TREASURE                                                                (WINWOOD, CAPALDI) 

2.

THE LOW SPARK OF HIGH HEELED BOYS                          (WINWOOD, CAPALDI)

3.

LIGHT UP OR LEAVE ME ALONE                                           (JIM CAPALDI)

4.

ROCK & ROLL STEW                                                              (RIC GRECH, JIM GORDON)

5.

MANY A MILE TO FREEDOM                                                  (STEVE WINWOOD, ANNA CAPALDI) 

6.

RAINMAKER                                                                            (WINWOOD, CAPALDI)

NOTES:

 

Title for "Low Spark" was suggested by actor Michael J. Pollard

Recorded in 1971 at Island Studios, London

Engineered by Brian Humphries

Cover Design by Tony Wright

Photography by Richard Pola

 

SINGLES:

 

"Rock & roll stew part 1 / part 2" released as US single, 1971

PLAYERS:

 

Steve Winwood: Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Organ

Chris Wood: Sax, Flute

Jim Capaldi: Vocals, Percussion

Jim Gordon: Drums

Mike Kellie - Drums on "Rainmaker"

Rick Grech: Bass, Violin

Reebop Kwaku Baah: Percussion

Bonus track (2002 reissue)

"Rock & Roll Stew Parts 1 & 2" (Grech, Gordon) – 6:07

Note: This track is the most complete version of the original studio performance and is presented here with no interruption. The original album version fades out earlier. This recording was also edited into the 2 sides of the "Rock & Roll Stew" single. The original Part 1 (side 1 of the single) was an edit (with shortened instrumental break) of the album version. The original Part 2 (side 2 of the single) was a jam that extended past the album version's fadeout.