Sacrilegious as it seems to some, my favorite English band of the 1960s has always been Traffic. Those classic rock icons/jam-band forebears therein certainly benefited from the presence of child prodigy Stevie Winwood, whose white-chocolate vocals were soulful enough to reach across the psychedelic gap to the Black Bottom. While Winwood merits the "white folks we co-sign" tag, I also have a loving ear for California canyon rock, and another key Traffic player,... More >>>