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Classic sixties R+B,
This review is from: The Best of the Spencer Davis Group (Audio CD)
The Spencer Davis Group were one of several excellent British R+B bands of the sixties. Best remembered in Britain for Keep on running (one of the best songs of the sixties, regardless of genre), by the time they started to make an impression in America, they were on the verge of losing their key man, Steve Winwood.
They actually had two number one hits in Britain (Keep on running and Somebody help me) and several other big hits, including Strong love (not included here), Every little bit hurts (a cover of the Brenda Holloway song), Gimmie some lovin' (a remixed version of which was a hit in America) and I'm a man (also a hit in America).
In 1967, Steve Winwood quit to form a new band, Traffic. The other band members struggled on for a while, but those recordings are not included here (and are not as good).
This is a nice introduction to the Spencer Davis Group. If you enjoy it a lot, there is a double CD, 8 gigs a week, which contains all the music they recorded while Steve Winwood was a member of the group.
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Initial post: 11 Nov 2007 13:35:39 GMT
Great informative review. That's for the recommendation of there other two CD album. Keep up the good reviews.
Posted on 4 Nov 2012 17:00:13 GMT
If you still have this CD do you happen to know if "Gimme Some Lovin'" on here is the original UK Mono single mix, or the rubbish US stereo remix that shows up on most of their compilations? Has it got the pitch bend on the first few notes? If so, it's the mono mix!
In reply to an earlier post on 8 Nov 2012 10:00:11 GMT
Peter Durward Harris says:
The collection you need is Eight Gigs a Week : The Steve Winwood Years, a double CD that has virtually everything by the Spencer Davis Group from the Stevie Winwood era. One thing it doesn't include is the US remix of "Gimmie some lovin".
Posted on 17 Dec 2015 07:55:26 GMT
Mrs. Catherine M. Cave says:
Gives me an idea to buy it!
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