Progrography

Traffic
One of the most influential psychedelic pop bands from the '60s, Traffic folded soon after only to re-emerge as a progressive "folk, rock & even a little jazz" band in the '70s. The band's original recordings (released under different titles in the US) combined cuteness with quark strangeness: "Hole In My Shoe," "Paper Sun," "Heaven Is In Your Mind." Traffic appeared to end with Dave Mason's departure, but John Barleycorn (originally conceived as a Steve Winwood solo album) became a new Traffic album when Jim Capaldi and Chris Wood returned. With songs like "Empty Pages" and "John Barleycorn," the album was less overtly psychedelic than earlier efforts, following that movement's graduation to progressive rock. Canteen and Low Spark expanded the band to a sextet, but by Shoot Out the band began to rely on session musicians. Capaldi and Winwood pursued solo careers, reuniting in 1994 for the one-off Far From Home.

Date ALBUMS / Singles
1967 May Paper Sun
1967 August Hole In My Shoe
1967 November Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush
1967 December MR. FANTASY
1968 February No Name, No Face, No Number
1968 April HEAVEN IS IN YOUR MIND
1968 September Feelin' Alright?
1868 October TRAFFIC
1968 December Medicated Goo
1969 May LAST EXIT
1969 September BEST OF TRAFFIC
1970 July JOHN BARLEYCORN MUST DIE!
1970 August Empty Pages
1971 Glad (part 1)
1971 September WELCOME TO THE CANTEEN
1971 October Gimme Some Lovin' (part one)
1971 November THE LOW SPARK OF HIGH HEELED BOYS
1971 Rock & Roll Stew (Part 1)
1973 February SHOOT OUT AT THE FANTASY FACTORY
1973 October ON THE ROAD
1974 May YOU CAN ALL JOIN IN
1974 September WHEN THE EAGLE FLIES
1974 October Walking In The Wind
1975 May HEAVY TRAFFIC
1975 September MORE HEAVY TRAFFIC
1988 HEAVEN IS IN YOUR MIND (compilation)
1988 Hole In My Shoe (Live)
1991 November 19 SMILING PHASES
1994 May FAR FROM HOME
1994 Nowhere Is Their Freedom
1994 May 24 Here Comes A Man
1994 September Some Kinda Woman
2000 February 8 FEELIN' ALRIGHT: THE VERY BEST OF TRAFFIC
2001 June 25 THE COLLECTION
2003 May 20 2OTH CENTURY MASTERS: THE MILLENIUM COLLECTION
2005 July 26 GOLD
2005 November 8 THE LAST GREAT TRAFFIC JAM

SEE ALSO...
JIM CAPALDI discography
DAVE MASON discography
STEVE WINWOOD discography
CHRIS WOOD discography

 

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