Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Steve Winwood's Dirty City

Steve Winwood never disappoints. He's one of those timeless, ageless musicians like Van Morrison who always seem to move forward - not content to live and play based on past glories.

Winwood's latest effort, Dirty City released earlier this year, continues his long string of wins. Featuring collaborations with the likes of Eric Clapton, harking back to Blind Faith days, the disc is wonderful. Highly recommended. The Hammond B-3 drives the band, continuing a rock tradition defined by the Lee Michaels Band. The video below features Clapton on guitar. This is not just your perfunctory collaboration, rather a tune that is uniquely suited to Clapton's style and technique. The pairing produces some great stuff. You'll just have to listen and decide for yourself.

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