Certified Live is a live album by former Traffic guitarist Dave Mason.
It was recorded and released in 1976.
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Songs On Dave Mason Certified Live
- Feelin’ Alright (from the album called Traffic by Traffic and covered by Mason on his Headkeeper album)
- Pearly Queen (also from Traffic and covered by Mason on his Headkeeper album)
- Show Me Some Affection (on the Dave Mason album from 1974)
- All Along The Watchtower (cover of the Bob Dylan song also covered by Jimi Hendrix and covered on the Dave Mason album)
- Take It To The Limit (cover of The Eagles song)
- Give Me A Reason Why (Split Coconut)
- Sad And Deep As You (Alone Together)
- Every Woman (on the Dave Mason album)
- World In Changes (Alone Together and Headkeeper)
- Goin’ Down Slow (a blues standard written by St Louis Jimmy Oden)
- Look At You, Look At Me (Alone Together)
- Only You Know And I Know (Alone Together)
- Bring It On Home To Me (cover of the Sam Cooke song and included on the Dave Mason album)
- Gimme Some Lovin’ (written by his former band member Steve Winwood when he was with the Spencer Davis Group)
There are four songs from his first solo album Alone Together which is recognised as a classic. You can find two more of the eight songs from this album performed live on the Traffic album called Welcome To The Canteen recorded when Mason briefly returned.
Playing on this album are:
Dave Mason Vocals, Guitar
Jim Krueger Guitar
Jai Winding Keyboards
Gerald Johnson Bass
Mike Finnigan Keyboards, Vocals
Dr. Rick Jaeger Drums
It’s a charming album with great emotional singing from Dave Mason and some terrific guitar playing.
It’s a hard album to classify – bluesy classic rock or very accessible blues rock. I can understand why some fans absolutely love it.
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