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Thursday, January 22, 2009
Number 423 - Spencer Davis Group
Number 423 Spencer Davis "Gimme Some Loving" (1966)
Yes, we did
Picturesays a thousand words? Of course it f***ing does. While America was basking in the limelight over the achievement that they just made, we, the world, would just like to say ..THANK ******g GODor whatever you personally idolise, can be a shoe for all i really care ...... we can all now take a calm breath, and, [pant] work our way back to peace [except for Israelis who are heaven bent on getting TEAM Israel Pt 2. "HELL YEAH" the sequel toTEAM America] into a movie theater near you. As for Mr [nay, oh NAY ... Mr President]Obama's inauguration speech? Well it seems a contradiction of words = speech to speechless, you know what I'm trying to say. He is surely America's J.F.K of this millennium, truly charismatic and captivating as an orator. As for the moment when Beyonce sang the classic "Etta James*"At Last" whilst the two most hippest people in politics started dancing, you could see this was too much for the young singer, as she knew and as we did .... this was history LIVE.
*Etta James is [will] already on the list in Definitive 1000 Songs
Who's that group on the wall then?
His ferocioussoul-drenched vocals belying his tender teenage years, Stevie Winwood powered the Spencer Davis Group's three biggest U.S. hits during their brief life span as one of the British Invasion's most convincing R&B-based combos. Guitarist Davis formed the band with Winwood on organ, his brother Muff Winwood on bass, and drummer Peter York. Signing on with producer Chris Blackwell, the quartet got their first hit (the blistering "Keep on Running") from another of Blackwell's acts, West Indian performer Jackie Edwards. After topping the British charts in 1965, the song struggled on the lower reaches of the US Hot 100.
e're, you sure this is the chics house?
The group's two hottest sellers were self-penned projects. "Gimme Some Lovin'" and "I'm a Man" were searing showcases for the adolescent Winwood's gritty vocals and blazing keyboards and the band's pounding rhythms. Although they burned up the charts even on the other side of the ocean in 1967, the quartet never capitalized on their fame with an American tour. At the height of their power, Winwood left to form Traffic, leaving Davis without his dynamic frontman. The bandleader focused on producing other acts, including a Canadian ensemble called the Downchild Blues Band during the early '80s. ~ [Bill Dahl, All Music Guide]
Two triumphant singles, "Gimme Some Lovin' " (1966) and "I'm a Man" (1967), featuring Steve Winwood's earliest (and some of his best) singing, made this Birmingham quartet one of Britain's classiest and toughest R&B outfits. A trad-blues fan, Davis had the luck to discover the 16-year-old Winwood, and the smart modesty basically to hand over the band to the precocious soulster. Winwood obviously came through -- had the rest of this band been even half so tough, the Spencer Davis Group would've rivaled the Animals. I'm a Man collects material from the group's second English album of bluesy rock. Davis went on to found other incarnations of his group: Funky is a strong representative of the music after Winwood left. The band's early original albums are out of print or hard to find, but EMI's greatest-hits album is a good summation of the high points. [Source: RS - PAUL EVANS]
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