Dave Mason (co-founder of Traffic)

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Legal name: David Thomas Mason


David Thomas "Dave" Mason (born 10 May 1946) is an English singer-songwriter and guitarist from Worcester, who first found fame with the rock band Traffic. Over the course of his career, Mason has played and recorded with many notable pop and rock musicians, including Paul McCartney, George Harrison, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Michael Jackson, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Steve Winwood, Fleetwood Mac, Delaney & Bonnie, and Cass Elliot. One of Mason's best known songs is "Feelin' Alright", recorded by Traffic in 1968 and later by many other performers, including Joe Cocker, whose version of the song was a hit in 1969. For Traffic, he also wrote "Hole in My Shoe", a psychedelic pop song that became a hit in its own right. "We Just Disagree", Mason's 1977 solo US hit, written by Jim Krueger, has become a staple of US Classic Hits and Adult Contemporary radio playlists.

In 2004, Mason was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a founding member of Traffic.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1970 Alone Together Dave Mason 5
1971 Dave Mason & Cass Elliot Dave Mason & Cass Elliot 3
1972 Headkeeper Dave Mason 2
1973 It's Like You Never Left Dave Mason 1
1974 Dave Mason Dave Mason 1
1975 Split Coconut Dave Mason 1
1977 Let It Flow Dave Mason 3
1978 Mariposa De Oro Dave Mason 1
1980 Old Crest on a New Wave Dave Mason 1
1987 Some Assembly Required Dave Mason 1
1987 Two Hearts Dave Mason 1
2008 26 Letters 12 Notes Dave Mason 1
2014 Future's Past Dave Mason 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1972 Scrapbook Dave Mason 1
1974 Dave Mason at His Best Dave Mason 1
1981 The Best of Dave Mason Dave Mason 1
1987 Very Best of Dave Mason Dave Mason 1
1995 Long Lost Friend: The Best of Dave Mason Dave Mason 1
2000 Super Hits Dave Mason 1
2005 Alone Together / Headkeeper Dave Mason 1
2006 The Definitive Collection Dave Mason 1
2007 It's Like You Never Left / Dave Mason Dave Mason 1
2016 The Columbia Years: The Definitive Anthology Dave Mason 1
Ultimate Collection Dave Mason 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1976 Certified Live Dave Mason 2
1981 Live at Perkins Palace Dave Mason 1
2002 Live at Sunrise Dave Mason 2
2007 Live At XM Satellite Radio: The Deluxe Edition Dave Mason 1
Live: 40,000 Headmen Tour Dave Mason & Jim Capaldi 1

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