freedomisntfree saidTraffic would also be one of my picks and the Pink Floyd. We agree 100%
Love this song! You beat me to it. The band I was in with my boyfriend's late father played this one and Neil Young's "Down By the River" and we made them last forever, each of us would take a solo, even the drummer.
Yeah, there's something meditative, innovative about that Traffic song that puts you in their moment. I've probably also loved that song from the very first time I heard it and I seem to recall that I liked it maybe a little more than most of my friends did.
I also like a lot of contemporary and international stuff but what I've found is that the music from the 70s especially was somehow more good as measured by the quality of quantity than what was later produced. I don't know if I said that right. In other words, I could buy an album and enjoy every song on it. While the stuff I'd buy later had just a few songs on an album worth listening to.
Fortunately it seemed that as quality declined, digital kicked in such that you could buy just the songs you liked without paying for the crap you didn't need to listen to.
To Shifty's comment I was also in a band in high school. I played lead guitar but I was terrible and I knew it. I had years of guitar and piano lessons but I just can't coordinate my hands. I can hear the music in me as clearly as an auditory hallucination, I can learn every note, but I can't get it out of my hands. Two of the guys I played with still play, one in a band with some of our other childhood friends and the other does solo acts, very talented guys.
A few trips ago up north I was at some random bar with a group of my friends and it turned out that the band playing was a group of my brother's old friends. So I'm in my fucking 50s and still being called "Little (insert last name here