Mar 22, 2012

RhoDeo 1212 Goldy Rhox 64

Hello, today the 64th post of GoldyRhox, classic pop rock. Today in the blacklight an English artist in the 1960s as a key member of The Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, Blind Faith and Go. He's a songwriter and musician whose genres include blue-eyed soul, R&B, rock, blues-rock, pop-rock, and jazz. As a multi-instrumentalist, he plays the electric organ, synthesizers, bass, drums, guitar, mandolin, violin and other strings. A star performer for nearly fifty years, he has also done notable work as a producer. In 2008, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him #33 in its 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. He has won numerous Grammy Awards in the United States.

At the age of 14 he joined the Spencer Davis Group, along with his older brother Muff, who later had success as a record producer. At the end of 1965 the group had their first number one single with "Keep On Running" and the money from this success allowed Winwood to buy his own Hammond B-3 organ. He co-wrote and recorded the hits "Gimme Some Loving" and "I'm a Man" before leaving the Spencer Davis Group. He met drummer Jim Capaldi, guitarist Dave Mason, and multi-instrumentalist Chris Wood, when they jammed together at The Elbow Room, in April 1967, the quartet formed Traffic.

Weariness with the grind of touring and recording prompted him to leave Traffic and retire to sessioning for some years. Under pressure from Island Records, he resurfaced with his self-titled first solo album in 1977. This was followed by his 1980 hit mystery album (which included his first solo hit, "While You See A Chance" and Talking Back to the Night in 1982. Both albums were recorded at his home in Gloucestershire with Winwood playing all instruments.

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Most of the albums i 'll post made many millions for the music industry and a lot of what i intend to post still gets repackaged and remastered decades later, squeezing the last drop of profit out of bands that for the most part have ceased to exist long ago, although sometimes they get lured out of the mothballs to do a big bucks gig or tour. Now i'm not as naive to post this kinda music for all to see and have deleted, these will be a black box posts, i'm sorry for those on limited bandwidth but for most of you a gamble will get you a quality rip don't like it, deleting is just 2 clicks...That said i will try to accommodate somewhat and produce some cryptic info on the artist and or album.

Todays mystery album was released on the last day of 1980, it was the mans second solo album, and a surprise platinum hit. A true breakthrough album it peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200 album chart, establishing him as a commercially viable act. He produced the album aswell as playing all the instruments, it doesn't get more solo than that. Here's to a quality vinyl rip..

Goldy Rhox 64 (flac 234mb)

Goldy Rhox 64 ( ogg 91mb)

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