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The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys
Composer: Jim Capaldi / Steve Winwood

The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys was performed by The Dead 5 times in 2003/4. It was performed over 40 times by Phil Lesh & Friends between 1999 and 2023.

The song was first recorded in September 1971 and released on the Traffic album The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys in November of that year.



The Dead

info Hartford, CT, June 21, The Dead, 2003
info Holmdel, NJ, June 25, The Dead, 2003
info Irvine, CA, June 24, 2004, The Dead, 2004
info Hartford, CT, August 3, 2004, The Dead, 2004
info Raleigh, NC, August 17, 2004, The Dead, 2004

Phil Lesh & Friends

info September 5, 2014, Arrington, VA, 2014
info March 15, 2015, Port Chester, NY, 2015
info March 18, 2016, Port Chester, NY, 2016
info May 28, 2016, Port Chester, NY, 2016

Traffic & related

no info The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys, Traffic, 1971
no info Traffic: On the Road, Traffic, 1973
no info The Sweet Smell Of Success, Jim Capaldi, 1980
no info 12" single (That's Love / Runaway / The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys), Jim Capaldi, 1983
info Live at Santa Monica (video), Traffic, 1986
no info Freedom Overspill (12" & 7" single package), Steve Winwood, 1986
no info Island Sampler #1, Various Artists (Traffic), 1987
no info Midnight: Original Soundtrack, Various Artists (Jim Capaldi), 1989
info Smiling Phases, Traffic, 1991
no info Let the Thunder Cry (exp CD), Jim Capaldi, 1991
no info Classic Rock Box: WNEW-FM 25th Anniversary Box, Various Artists (Traffic), 1992
no info Single (Feelin' Alright / Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys), Traffic, 1992
no info CD Maxi Single (Some Kinda Woman / Forty Thousand Headmen / Low Spark Of The / Some Kinda Woman), Traffic, 1994
info The Finer Things, Steve Winwood, 1995
no info Highlights From The Finer Things, Steve Winwood, 1995
no info Peace Love & Music: Starbucks 25th Anniversary Anthology, Various Artists (Traffic), 1996
info Island Life Media Sampler, Various Artists (Traffic), 1996
info Heaven Is in Your Mind: An Introduction to Traffic, Traffic, 1998
info Island 40, Vol. 4: 1967-1975: Electric Currents, Various Artists (Traffic), 1998
info 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Steve Winwood, 1999
info The Live: 40,000 Headmen Tour, Jim Capaldi and Dave Mason, 1999
info Feelin' Alright: The Very Best of Traffic, Traffic, 2000
info Classic Steve Winwood: The Universal Masters Collection, Steve Winwood, 2001
info Best of Steve Winwood, Steve Winwood, 2002
info The Collection, Traffic, 2002
info 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Traffic, 2003
info Let the Thunder Cry (Expanded edition), Jim Capaldi, 2003
info Gold, Traffic, 2005
info The Last Great Traffic Jam (DVD), Traffic, 2005
no info Strangely Strange But Oddly Normal: An Island Anthology 1967-1972, Various Artists (Traffic), 2005
info Colour Collection, Steve Winwood, 2006
info Definitive Collection, Traffic, 2007
no info Revolutions: The Very Best Of Steve Winwood, 2010
no info Traffic Jam, Dave Mason, 2015
no info Pink Lipstick EP, Dave Mason, 2017
no info Greatest Hits Live, Winwood, 2017
no info 5 Classic Albums, Traffic, 2017
no info Breakthrough: Underground Sounds Of 1971, Various Artists (Traffic), 2021

Other recordings

no info CD single (They're Here / Phantasmagoric / Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys), EMF, 1992
no info It's Like This, Rickie Lee Jones, 2000
no info Live In Portland, Rickie Lee Jones, 2000
no info The Business, Jimmy Winchell, 2000
no info Live In Philadelphia, Rickie Lee Jones, 2002
info Bruce Hornsby Live: August 2, 2002, Asheville, NC, Bruce Hornsby, 2005
no info Driving Songs Vol.2 Fall 2007, Widespread Panic, 2007
no info Carbondale 2000, Widespread Panic, 2008
no info Granite With Rainbow Sparkles, Icecream Skyscraper, 2012
info Murder In The Second Degree, Yo La Tengo, 2016
no info The Theory Of Joy, Ian Shaw, 2016
no info All ATX: Low Down Violet Crown, Various Artists (Van Wilks), 2016
no info The Great Un-American Songbook Volumes I & II, The Ed Palermo Big Band, 2017
no info Cuneiform Records: The Albums Of 2017, Various Artists (The Ed Palermo Big Band), 2018
no info Sunday Show, Widespread Panic, 2020
no info The Wonderful Sounds Of Quality Record Pressings, Various Artists (Rickie Lee Jones), 2022

The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys is included on a number of Gov't Mule and Widespread Panic officially released concert recordings.

 
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