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Dirty City

I’ve been something of a Steve Winwood freak for many years.
Probably has something to do with his use of the Prophet-V synthesizer from my dinosaur days.
(I had one as well. Go HERE to YouTube. The instrument doing that neat solo line is a Pro-V)
Winwood has maintained something of a clean career far away from the major spotlight and sounds as good
today as he did years ago with Traffic, Spencer Davis Group and Blind Faith.
His newest album called “Nine Lives” is simply amazing.
Maybe it’s because the man has taken care of himself.
Winwood plays Hammond B-3 and guitar (with some help from E. Clapton)
I am just so damn impressed by this man that still keeps on creating after all these years.
Had to let you guys know about this incredible album.
Please check it out and check out the video above
‘Dirty City’ is a gritty and intensely memorable song to listen to.
That’s all I got for today but if I can turn one person onto this incredible musician,
the post will have done its job.

later folks,

ps. I would have posted the actual video but embedding was disabled. :0(
If you’d rather watch that CLICK HERE
I actually like this better and it’s only 4 minutes versus 8
Your call.


  1. Yo Michael:


    Just gave it a listen and it’s wonderful as are the images that accompany the music.

    All Best,


    Thanks bro.

  2. I see you now have pussies running around on your blog ~m…LMFAO…given the title of the post, I simply could not resist!
    Will listen when I get home tonight ok? At work as you know, so it would be a bit rude..

    Not anymore . . .

  3. He has grown up musically quite a bit since his Stevie Winwood days.

    Thanks, bud.

  4. I love this….


    Good stuff.
    Thanks for listening.

  5. Love it. 😀 Thanks for sharing the cool tunes.

    P.S. I was in a used record store today and came across some Steely Dan LP’s, and thought of you. 😀

    Steely Dan? Me?
    What a compliment, MrsV
    Much appreciated.
    LP’s? What the hell are those?

  6. me likes it…and the new theme as well.

    I’m working it, Cowgal, just working it . . .

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