Jim Capaldi

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Nicola James "Jim" Capaldi (2 August 1944 – 28 January 2005) was an English drummer, singer and songwriter. His musical career spanned more than four decades. He co-founded Traffic in Birmingham with Steve Winwood, and the band's psychedelic rock was influential in Britain and the United States. Capaldi and Winwood wrote many of Traffic's major hits and most of the tracks on the band's ten albums. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a part of Traffic's original line-up.

Jim Capaldi performed with several famous musicians, including Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Alvin Lee, and Mylon LeFevre. He has also written lyrics to songs for other artists, such as "Love Will Keep Us Alive" and "This is Reggae Music". As a solo artist he scored more than a half dozen chart hits in various countries, the most well-known being "That's Love" as well as his cover of "Love Hurts".

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1972 Oh How We Danced Jim Capaldi 2
1974 Whale Meat Again Jim Capaldi 1
1975 Short Cut Draw Blood Jim Capaldi 1
1983 Fierce Heart Jim Capaldi 2
1984 One Man Mission Jim Capaldi 2
1988 Some Come Running Jim Capaldi 1
2001 Living on the Outside Jim Capaldi 1
Let the Thunder Cry Jim Capaldi 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 Dear Mr. Fantasy Jim Capaldi 1
Prince of Darkness Jim Capaldi 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Live: 40,000 Headmen Tour Dave Mason & Jim Capaldi 1

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