Dave Mason

Real Name:
David Thomas Mason
Profile:
English singer-songwriter and guitarist born May 10, 1946 in Worcester, UK. Co-founder of seminal group Traffic, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee.

Mason's tenure with Traffic was disjointed. He was a founding member of the group, but left following the release of their debut album, Mr. Fantasy (1967), only to rejoin halfway through the sessions for their next album, Traffic (1968), after which he left again. Last Exit (1969), a compilation of odds and ends, features little material by Mason apart from his song "Just for You". Traffic later re-formed without Mason, although he briefly began working with the band for a third time, touring with them in 1971 and playing on Welcome to the Canteen. In his brief spells with the group, Mason never quite fit in; Steve Winwood later recalled. In 1970, Mason was slated to be the second guitarist for Derek and the Dominos. He played on their early studio sessions, including the Phil Spector production of "Tell the Truth", which was later withdrawn from sale (and is now a collectors item). He also played at their first gig at the London Lyceum but left the group soon after that.

For a brief period in the mid 1990s, Mason joined Fleetwood Mac and released the album Time with them in 1995. He toured with them over the course of 1994–95. Over the course of his career, Mason has played and recorded with many notable pop and rock musicians, including Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones (e.g. on Street Fighting Man), George Harrison (appearing on All Things Must Pass), Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Michael Jackson, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Steve Winwood, Fleetwood Mac, Delaney & Bonnie, Leon Russell 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. Within the same year, Mason started a new electric guitar company with business partner and industrial designer Ravi Sawhney.
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SR-465 Dave Mason - Alone Together album art Dave Mason Alone Together (Album) Blue Thumb Records SR-465 Japan 1970 Sell This Version
ILPS 9166 Dave Mason - Welcome To The Canteen album art Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Dave Mason, Chris Wood (2), Rick Grech, ''Reebop'' Kwaku Baah*, Jim Gordon Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Dave Mason, Chris Wood (2), Rick Grech, ''Reebop'' Kwaku Baah*, Jim Gordon - Welcome To The Canteen (Album) Island Records ILPS 9166 UK 1971 Sell This Version
URL 20786 Dave Mason - Dave Mason & Cass Elliot album art Dave Mason & Cass Elliot Dave Mason & Cass Elliot - Dave Mason & Cass Elliot (Album) Blue Thumb Records URL 20786 Uruguay 1971 Sell This Version
RL 39-1 Dave Mason - Dave Mason & Cass Elliot / Carly Simon album art Dave Mason & Cass Elliot / Carly Simon Dave Mason & Cass Elliot / Carly Simon - Dave Mason & Cass Elliot / Carly Simon(LP, Transcription) AFRTS RL 39-1 US 1971 Sell This Version
BTSJ 34 Dave Mason - Headkeeper album art Dave Mason Headkeeper (Album) Blue Thumb Records BTSJ 34 South Africa 1972 Sell This Version
RL 23-2 Dave Mason - Welcome To The Canteen / 'Nuff Said album art Steve Winwood, Rick Grech, Dave Mason, Jim Gordon, Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood (2), "Reebop" Kwaku Baah* / Ike & Tina Turner Steve Winwood, Rick Grech, Dave Mason, Jim Gordon, Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood (2), "Reebop" Kwaku Baah* / Ike & Tina Turner - Welcome To The Canteen / 'Nuff Said(LP, Transcription) Afrts RL 23-2 US 1972 Sell This Version
BTS 54 Dave Mason - Dave Mason Is Alive album art Dave Mason Dave Mason Is Alive (Album) Blue Thumb Records BTS 54 US 1973 Sell This Version
SBP234453 Dave Mason - It's Like You Never Left album art Dave Mason It's Like You Never Left (Album) Columbia SBP234453 Australia 1973 Sell This Version
SOPN 102 Dave Mason - Dave Mason album art Dave Mason Dave Mason (Album) Columbia SOPN 102 Japan 1974 Sell This Version
PCT 33698 Dave Mason - Split Coconut album art Dave Mason Split Coconut (Album) CBS PCT 33698 US 1975 Sell This Version
S2BP 220183 Dave Mason - Certified Live album art Dave Mason Certified Live (Album) Columbia S2BP 220183 Australia 1976 Sell This Version
11 Dave Mason - Innerview album art Dave Mason Innerview(LP, Transcription) Innerview 11 US 1976 Sell This Version
S 81084 Dave Mason - Let It Flow album art Dave Mason Let It Flow (Album) Columbia, Columbia S 81084 Spain 1977 Sell This Version
SBP 237118 Dave Mason - Mariposa De Oro album art Dave Mason Mariposa De Oro (Album) Columbia SBP 237118 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
none Dave Mason - King Biscuit Flower Hour album art Dave Mason / Heart Dave Mason / Heart - King Biscuit Flower Hour(2xReel, 2tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Transcription) DIR Broadcasting none US 1978 Sell This Version
SWB-791-8 Dave Mason - The Robert W. Morgan Special Of The Week  album art Robert W. Morgan, Dave Mason Robert W. Morgan, Dave Mason - The Robert W. Morgan Special Of The Week (LP, Transcription) Watermark SWB-791-8 US 1979 Sell This Version
SBP 237373 Dave Mason - Old Crest On A New Wave album art Dave Mason Old Crest On A New Wave (Album) Columbia SBP 237373 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
CHL 00101 Dave Mason - Some Assembly Required album art Dave Mason Some Assembly Required (Album) Chumley Records CHL 00101 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
MCA-42086 Dave Mason - Two Hearts album art Dave Mason Two Hearts (Album) MCA Records MCA-42086 US 1987 Sell This Version
ELITE010MC Dave Mason - Show Me Some Affection album art Dave Mason Show Me Some Affection (Album) Elite (4) ELITE010MC UK 1991 Sell This Version
06076-81173-2 Dave Mason - Live - The 40.000 Headmen Tour album art Dave Mason, Jim Capaldi Dave Mason, Jim Capaldi - Live - The 40.000 Headmen Tour (Album) Receiver Records Limited 06076-81173-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
PIO-CD-5174-2 Dave Mason - Live At Perkins Palace album art Dave Mason Live At Perkins Palace(CD, Album) Pioneer (3) PIO-CD-5174-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
PILOT 187 Dave Mason - At The Sunrise Musical Theatre album art Dave Mason At The Sunrise Musical Theatre(CD, Album) Alchemy Entertainment PILOT 187 UK 2003 Sell This Version
none Dave Mason - XM Radio album art Dave Mason XM Radio (Album) Barham Productions Inc. none US 2004 Sell This Version
8-29421-10592-3 Dave Mason - Live At XM Satellite Radio / The Deluxe Edition album art Dave Mason Live At XM Satellite Radio / The Deluxe Edition(CD, Album) Friday Music 8-29421-10592-3 US 2007 Sell This Version