John Barleycorn Must Die Traffic

John Barleycorn Must Die

 

I heard this track for the first time on my brother John’s record player, summer 1981. Seminal after listening to Empty Pages to hear this English folk standard performed so passionately by a young prodigy, Steve Winwood, and the other members of Traffic, estimable musicians in their own right.

 

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