Sunday, March 28, 2010

Spencer Davis Group: Watch Your Step

As it was my birthday last week I think I am allowed to choose another Spencer Davis Group track. This one comes their second album, imaginatively entitled Second Album, which was released in 1966.

If you listen to the original version by Bobby Parker you will realise that the Spencer Davis Group was able to get closer to the American sounds that inspired them than any other British band. This explains at once why their versions of the songs still sound so good and why Steve Winwood quickly tired of this approach and left for the lusher pastures promised by Traffic.

Winwood confirmed this on an interview for American radio a couple of years ago.

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