The Spencer DAVIS Group
Country:UK
Style:Rhythm & blues/Pop

 

 

 

LINKS:
Spencer Davis, Spencer Davis & Peter Jameson, Steve Winwood, Traffic, Blind Faith, Ginger Baker’s Air Force, Powerhouse, Hardin & York, Pete York Percussion Band, Eddie Hardin, Phil Sawyer, Les Fleur de Lys, Ray Fenwick, After Tea, Fancy, Musicians Union Band, Tee-Set, Nigel Olsson, Plastic Penny, Uriah Heep, Elton John, Back Door, New Church, Miller Anderson, Keef Hartley Band, Dog Soldier, T. Rex, Chicken Shack, Stud, Taste, the Mirage

 

 

 

 

Rhythm & blues band from Birmingham, formed in 1963 by guitarist Spencer Davis with Steve Winwood (organ, vocals), Muff Winwood (bass) and Pete York (drums). They had their first hit with “ Keep On Running” . Other hits were “ Gimme Some Lovin” and “I’m A Man” .
The band never got very big in the USA.
Steve Winwood left the band to form Traffic.
Spencer Davis kept the band going for some years and started producing other acts.

*Members:
Spencer Davis (guitar, vocals), Steve Winwood (lead vocals, piano, organ, guitar, 1963-67), Mervyn "Muff" Winwood (bass guitar, vocals, 1963-67), Pete York (drums), Eddie Hardin (organ, vocals, 1967-70), Phil Sawyer (lead guitar, 1967-68), Ray Fenwick (lead guitar, vocals, 1968-70), Nigel Olsson (drums), Richard "Charlie" McCracken (bass), David Oates [Dee Murray] (guitar, 1969-70), Colin Hodgkinson (bass, vocals), Miller Anderson (guitar, vocals), Steff Porzel (drums), Wolfgang Norman Dalheimer (keyboards, 1994-99)
Spencer Davis released solo albums since 1971 and was a member of the Classic Rock All Stars (1990) and the World Classic Rockers (1999) and recorded with Peter Jameson (1971)
Steve Winwood released solo albums since 1977 and was a member of Traffic 91967), Blind Faith (1969) and Ginger Baker’s Air Force (1969)
Pete York released solo albums since 1985 and was a member of Powerhouse (1966), Hardin & York (1969), the Pete York Percussion Band 91972), the Olympic Rock & Blues Circus (1981), Pete York’s New York (1983), York Mac Dowell &Schmid (1983), the Blue Jive Five (1996) and the Drum Legends (2005)
Eddie Hardin released solo albums since 1972 and was a member of A Wild Uncertaintity (1966), Hardin & York 91969), Natural Magic 91975), Wizard’s Convention (1976), Axis Point (1978) and recorded with Zak Starkey (1985)
Phil Sawyer released a solo album in 1970 and was a member of the Cheynes (1963), Les Fleur De Lys (1964), the Shotgun Express (1966) and Beautiful World (1994)
Ray Fenwick released a solo album in 1970 and was a member of Rupert & the Red Devils (1962), the Syndicats 91963), After Tea (1967), the Tee-Set (1967), the Musicians Union Band (1971), the Murgatroyd Band (1972), Fancy (1973), the Ian Gillan Band (   ),Tich Turner’s Escalator (1980), the Mars-Fenwick Band (1986), Forcefield (1987), Minute By Minute (1989) and the Guitar Orchestra (1997)
Nigel Olsson released solo albums since 1971 and was a member of Argosy (1969), Plastic Penny (1967), Uriah Heep (1970), Elton John’s band (   ) and Warpipes (1991)
Colin Hodgkinson released a solo album in 1998 and was a member of New Church (1969), Back Door (1972), the Olympic Rock & Blues Circus (1981), Rocket 88 (1981), Schon & Hammer (1981), Whitesnake (1981), the Electric Blues Duo (1986),the Barlin Bloues Band (2000) and the British Blues Quintet (2007)
Miller Anderson released solo albums since 1971 and was a member of the Voice (1966), the Keef Hartley Band (1968), the Pete York Percussion Band (1972), Dog Soldier (1975), T. Rex (1976), Chicken Shack (1983) and the British Blues Quintet (2007)
Charlie McCracken was a member of Taste (1966), Stud (1970) and Axis Point (1978)
Wolfgang Norman Dalheimer was a member of the Barlin Blues Band (2000)
David Oates was a member of the Mirage (1960)

LP’s/CD’s:
“ Their First LP”
(Fontana TL 5242)  1965

1.My Babe
2.Dimples
3.Searchin’
4.Every Little Bit Hurts
5.I’m Blue (Going Going Going)
6.Sittin’ And Thinkin’
7.I Can’t Stand It
8.Here Right Now
9.Jump Back
10.It’s Gonna Work Out Fine
11.Midnight Train
12.It Hurts Me So

VIDEO:


“ The Second Album”
(Fontana TL 5295)  1966

1.Look Away
2.Keep On Running
3.This Hammer (The Hammer Song)
4.Georgia On My Mind
5.Please Do Something
6.Let Me Down Easy
7.Strong Love
8.I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water
9.Since I Met You Baby
10.You Must Believe Me
11.Hey Darling
12.Watch Your Step

VIDEO:

 

“ Autumn ‘66”
(Fontana TL 5359)  1966

1.Together ‘Til The End Of Time
2.Take This Hurt Off Me
3.Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
4.Midnight Special
5.When A Man Loves A Woman
6.Mean Woman Blues
7.Dust My Blues
8.On The Green Light
9.Neighbour, Neighbour
10.High Time Baby
11.Somebody Help Me

VIDEO:


“ Gimme Some Lovin”
(United Artists UA 3578)  1967
(Sundazed SC 11103)  2001

1.Gimme Some Lovin’
2.Keep On Running
3.Hammer Song
4.Nobody Knows You When you’re Down And Out
5.When I Come Home
6.It Hurts Me So
7.Somebody Help Me
8.Midnight Special
9.Here Right Now
10.Trampoline
11.Sittin’ And Thinkin’
12.Goodbye Stevie

VIDEO:

 

“ I’m A Man”
(United Artists 3589)  1967
(Sundazed SC 11104)  2001

1.I’m A Man
2.Every Little Bit Hurts
3.Searchin’
4.I Can’t Stand It
5.Dimples
6.Look Away
7.Georgia On My Mind
8.My Babe
9.I Can’t Get Enough Of It
10.On The Green Light
11.Stevie’s Blues
12.Midnight Train
Bonus Tracks:
1.Watch Your Step
2.You Must Believe Me
3.Strong Love
4.Hey Darling
5.Waltz For Lumumba
6.Please Do Something
7.Let Me Down Easy
8.Stevie’s Groove

VIDEO:


“ The Best Of The Spencer Davis Group”
(Island ILPM 9070)  1967
(EMI 546598)  1987
(EMI CDP7 465982)  1987
(Festival D 19069)  1988
(Island 74321 112902)  1988
(Island IMCD 151)  1993

1.I’m A Man
2.Gimme Some Lovin’
3.Every Little Bit Hurts
4.This Hammer
5.Back Into My Life Again
6.Waltz For Lumumba
7.Together Till The End Of Time
8.Keep On Running
9.Trampoline
10.When I Come Home
11.Strong Love
12.Somebody Help Me
13.She Put The Hurt On Me
14.Goodbye Stevie

VIDEO:


“ With Their New Face On”
(United Artists UAS 6652)  1968
(United Artists ULP 1192)  1968
(Repertoire REP 4684-WY)  1997

1.With His New Face On
2.My Second Class
3.Alec In Transitland
4.Sanity Inspector
5.Feel Your Way
6.Morning Sun
7.Moonshine
8.Don’t Want You No More
9.Time Seller
10.Stop Me, I’m Falling

VIDEO:


“ Spencer Davis’ Greatest Hits”
(United Artists UAS 6641)  1968

1.Gimme Some Lovin’
2.I’m A Man
3.Somebody Help Me
4.On The Green Light
5.Time Seller
6.Don’t Want You No More
7.Keep On Running
8.Midnight Special
9.Blues In F
10.Searchin’

“ Heavies”
(United Artists UAS 6691)  1969

1.Please Do Something
2.Waltz For Lumumba
3.I’m Blue
4.Hey Darling
5.Mean Woman Blues
6.Watch Your Step
7.Drown In My Own Tears
8.Together Till The End Of Time
9.Take This Hurt Off Me
10.Back Into My Life Again

VIDEO:

 

“ Funky”
(Date TES 4021)  1971
(One Way OW 34529)  1997
(Get Back GET 601)  2001

1.I Met A Woman
2.Letters From Edith
3.Raintree River
4.What A Way To Die
5.Funky6.Magical Day
7.I Guess I’m Wasting My Time
8.Poor Misguided Woman
9.And The Gods Came Down
10.New Jersey Turnpike

“ Gluggo”
(Vertigo 6360 102)  1973
(Repertoire REP 4683 WY)  1997

1.Catch You On The Rebop
2.Don’t Let It Bring You Down
3.Living In A Backstreet
4.Today Gluggo, Tomorrow The World
5.Feeling Rude
6.Mr. Operator
7.The Edge
8.The Screw
9.Tumble Down Tenement Row
Bonus tracks:
1.Alone
2.Legal Eagle Shuffle
3.Trouble In Mind
4.Touching Cloth
5.Mr. Operator
6.Touching Cloth

“ Gimme Some Lovin”
(Island 85897 ZT)  1971

1.Keep On Running
2.When A Man Loves A Woman
3.Take This Hurt Off Me
4.Georgia On My Mind
5.You Must Believe Me
6.Here Right Now
7.When I Get Home
8.I’m A Man
9.Gimme Some Lovin’
10.Please Do Something
11.Together Till The End Of Time
12.Look Away
13.Midnight Special
14.On The Green Light
15.Strong Love
16.Watch Your Step

“ Living In A Back Street”
(Vertigo 6360 105)  1974
(Repertoire REP 4682)  1997

1.Living In A Back Street
2.One Night
3.Hanging Around
4.No Reason
5.Fastest Thing On Four Wheels
6.Back Street Boys
7.Another Day
8.Sure Need A Helping Day
9.We Can Give It A Try
10.Let’s Have A Party
11.I Can Only Stay A While

“ Best Of The Spencer Davis Group”
(Rhino RNLP 117)  1984

1.I’m A Man
2.Keep On Running
3.When I Get Home
4.Somebody Help Me
5.Every Little Bit Hurts
6.The Hammer Song
7.Georgia On My Mind
8.Gimme Some Lovin’
9.Searchin’
10.Back Into My Life Again
11.Midnight Special
12.Strong Love
13.I Can’t Stand It
14.Lookaway

“ Keep On Running”
(              )  1991

“ Eight Gigs A Week:The Steve Winwood Years”
(Island 524 180-2)  1996

1.Dimples
2.I Can’t Stand It
3.Jump Back
4.Here Right Now
5.Searchin’
6.Midnight Train
7.It’s Gonna Work Out Fine
8.My Babe
9.Kansas City
10.Every Little Bit Hurts
11.Sittin’ & Thinkin’
12.I’m Blue (Gong Gong Song)
13.She Put The Hurt On Me
14.I’ll Drown In My Own Tears
15.I’m Getting Better
16.Goodbye Stevie
17.Strong Love
18.Georgia On My Mind
19.It Hurts Me So
20.Oh! Pretty Woman
21.Look Away
22.This Hammer
23.Keep On Running
24.Let Me Down Easy
25.Somebody Help Me
26.Watch Your Step
27.Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
28.Midnight Special
29.When I Come Home
30.High Time Baby
31.Hey Darling
32.I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water
33.You Must Believe Me
34.Trampoline
35.Since I Met You Baby
36.Mean Woman Blues
37.Dust My Blues
38.When A Man Loves A Woman
39.Neighbour, Neighbour
40.On The Green Light
41.Stevie’s Blues
42.Take This Hurt Off Me
43.Stevie’s Groove
44.I Can’t Get Enough Of It
45.Waltz For Lumumba
46.Together Till The End Of Time
47.Gimme Some Lovin’
48.Back Into My Life Again
49.I’m A Man
50.Blues In F

“ The Best Of The Spencer Davis Group”
(EMI-Capitol)  1998
(Capitol 09463-11897-2-2)  2005

1.Gimme Some Lovin’
2.Somebody Help Me
3.Keep On Running
4.Searchin’
5.I’m A Man
6.I Can’t Stand It
7.Back Into My Life Again
8.Time Seller
9.Every Little Bit Hurts
10.When I Come Home

“ Classic Spencer Davis Group”
(           )  1999

“ Master Series”
(Island 524682)   1999

1.Gimme Some Lovin’
2.Time Seller
3.Keep On Running
4.When A Man Loves A Woman
5.She Put The Hurt On Me
6.Midnight Train
7.I’m Getting Better
8.Searchin’
9.Stevie’s Blues
10.I Can’t Stand It
11.I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water
12.Blues In F
13.My Babe
14.I’ll Drown In My Own Tears
15.High Time Baby
16.Goodbye Stevie
17.Don’t Want You No More
18.Magpie

“ Mulberry Bush – 1967 Sessions”
(Get Back GET 548)  1999
(RPM 188)  2000

1.Time Seller
2.Don’t Want You No More
3.Mr. Second Class
4.Sanity Inspector
5.Taking Out Time
6.Every Little Thing
7.Virginals Dream
8.Looking Back
9.Picture Of Her
10.Just Like Me
11.Possession
12.Morning Sun
13.Feel Your Way
14.Picture Of Her
15.Just Like Me
16.Possession

“ Mojo Rhythms & Midnight Blues Volume 1”
(RPM 207LP)  2002

1.Midnight Special
2.It’s Gonna Work Out Fine
3.Dimples
4.Watch Your Step
5.It Hurts Me So
6.I Can’t Stand It
7.She Put The Hurt On Me
8.Keep On Running
9.Goodbye Stevie
10.Together Till The End Of Time
11.When I Come Home
12.Mean Woman Blues
13.I Can’t Get Enough Of It
14.Oh! Pretty Woman
15.Neighbour Neighbour
16.I’m A Man
17.Gimme Some Lovin’

“ Time Seller”
(RPM 508)  2002

1.With Their New Face On
2.Mr. Second Class
3.Alec In Transit Land
4.Sanity Inspector
5.Feel Your Way
6.Morning Sun
7.Moonshine
8.Don’t Want You No More
9.Time Seller
10.Stop Me, I’m Falling

“ The Singles”
(BR Music BX 550-2)  2003

“ The Best Of The Spencer Davis Group”
(EMI)  2003

1.Gimme Some Lovin’
2.Searchin’
3.Keep On Running
4.I Can’t Stand It
5.Strong Love
6.Every Little Bit Hurts
7.I’m A Man
8.Back Into My Life Again
9.Trampoline
10.Somebody Help Me
11.When I Come Home
12.Stevie’s Blues
13.This Hammer (The Hammer Song)
14.Waltz For Lumumba
15.Goodbye Stevie

“ Keep On Running:40th Anniversary”
(Cherry Red 250)  2004

1.Dimples (live)
2.I Can’t Stand It (live)
3.Every Little Bit Hurts (live)
4.I Can’t Get Enough Of It (live)
5.She Put The Hurt On Me (live)
6.Keep On Running (live)
7.When I Come Home (live)
8.Georgia On My Mind (live)
9.Gimme Some Lovin’(live)
10.I’m A Man (live)
11.Every Little Thing
12.Looking Back
13.Don’t Want You No More (single version)
14.Time Seller (without strings)
15.Mr. Second Class (single version)
16.Alec
In Transit Land
17.Catch You On The Rebop
18.Living In A Backstreet
19.Back Street Boys
20.Today Gluggo, Tomorrow The World

“ Mojo Rhythms & Midnight Blues Volume 2”
(RPM 216)  2007

1.Kansas City
2.Every Little Bit Hurts
3.Stevie’s Blues (early version)
4.It’s Gonna Work Out Fine
5.Somebody Help Me
6.Sittin’ And Thinkin’
7.Keep On Running
8.When I Come Home
9.Dust My Blues
10.Mean Woman Blues
11.Together Till The End Of Time
12.I’m A Man
13.Georgia On My Mind
14.Gimme Some Lovin’

 

 

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