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His ferocious soul-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 U.S. Hot 100. 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
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Albums by
Spencer Davis Group

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    Taking Time Out: Complete Recordings 1967-1969

    10 songs

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    I Can't Get Enough of It

    15 songs

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    Gluggo

    22 songs

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    Living on a Back Street

    21 songs

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    Funky

    12 songs

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    The Second Album

    12 songs

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    Autumn '66

    12 songs

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    Their First LP

    4 songs

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    You Put the Hurt on Me

    2 songs

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    Gimme Some Lovin'/Blues in F

    2 songs

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    I'm a Man/I Can't Get Enough of It

    2 songs

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    Keep on Running/High Time Baby

    2 songs

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    Somebody Help Me/Stevie's Blues

    2 songs

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    When I Come Home/Trampoline

    10 songs

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    Discovery Vaults

    10 songs

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    Greatest Hits [Intersound]

    15 songs

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    Best of the Spencer Davis Group [EMI 1987]

    14 songs

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    Live Together

    9 songs

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    Live in Manchester 2002

    20 songs

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    Live Anthology, 1965-1968

    13 songs

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    Great Spencer Davis Group

    20 songs

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    I'm a Man [Bonus Tracks]

    5 songs

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    Keep on Running

    10 songs

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    Best of Spencer Davis Group [EMI Special Markets]

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Top Songs by
Spencer Davis Group

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Gimme Some Lovin'
  3.   I'm a Man
  4.   Somebody Help Me
  5.   Back Street Boys
  6.   Stevie's Blues
  7.   Watch Your Step
  8.   My Babe
  9.   Moonshine (11.3.68)
  10.   I Washed My Hands in Muddy Water
  11.   Gimme Come Lovin'
  12.   With His New Face On (24.6.68)
  13.   Gimme Some Lovin' ('67 Radio Session)
  14.   I'm Blue (Gong Gong Song)
  15.   Mr. Second Class
  16.   Every Little Bit Hurts
  17.   Gimme Some Lovin' (Finland '66)
  18.   Midnight Train
  19.   Strong Love
  20.   Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In
  21.   Let Me Down Easy
  22.   After Tea (11.3.68)
  23.   Don't Want You No More (18.12.67)
  24.   With His New Face On (Stereo)
  25.   Magpie
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Stations & Shows Featuring
Spencer Davis Group

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    Oldies

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    '60s Hits

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    Sweating to the Oldies

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    Classic Rock

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    '60s Rock

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    Classic Rock Deep Dive

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    '60s Deep Dive

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    Classic Hits


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