Spencer Davis Group – Gimme Some Lovin’

Steve Winwood wrote this song when he was just 17 years old. The song peaked at #7 in the Billboard 100 and #2 in the Uk in 1966. Steve Winwood’s voice and his B-3 organ drives this song.  Spencer Davis was the guitar player and the group was formed in 1963 when Steve Winwood was just 14.

In 1980 The Blues Brothers returned this song to the Billboard Top 20 when their cover reached #18.

From Songfacts.

The Spencer Davis group was signed by Chris Blackwell, who released their first single, a cover of the John Lee Hooker song “Dimples,” in 1964. He had the group record songs written by the Jamaican composer Jackie Edwards, two of which were #1 UK hits in 1965: “Keep on Running” and “Somebody Help Me.”

When Blackwell set his sights on the American market for the group, he had them record with producer Jimmy Miller and asked them to write an original song that would go over well in the US. “Gimme Some Lovin'” was the result; Miller made the US release more appealing to American taste by adding percussion and a female chorus. The song served its purpose, becoming the first American hit for The Spencer Davis Group. Their follow-up, “I’m a Man,” made #10, but was their last significant hit stateside. Winwood, however, went on to tremendous success in America as a solo artist, becoming far more popular there than in his native UK. In America, he had two #1 hits: “Higher Love” and “Roll With It.”

Steve Winwood played a Hammond B-3 organ on this track, which became one of the most recognizable organ riffs in rock. Winwood also wrote the song on the instrument, which explains why it is so prominent in the mix.

Gimme Some Lovin’

Well, my temperature is rising, got my feet on the floor
Crazy people rocking ’cause they want to some more
Let me in baby, I don’t know what you got
But you better take it easy ’cause this place is hot

And I’m so glad you made it, so glad you made it
You got to gimme some lovin’, gimme, gimme some lovin’
Gimme some lovin’, gimme, gimme some lovin’
Gimme some lovin’ everyday

Well, I feel so good, everything’s getting high
You better take it easy ’cause the place is on fire
Been a hard day and I had no work to do
Wait a minute baby, let it happen to you

And I’m so glad we made it, so glad we made it
You got to gimme some lovin’, gimme, gimme some lovin’
Gimme some lovin’, gimme, gimme some lovin’
Gimme some lovin’ everyday, yeh

Well, I feel so good, everything’s getting high
You better take it easy ’cause the place is on fire
Been a hard day nothing went too good
Now I’m gonna relax, buddy everybody should

And I’m so glad we made it, hey hey, so glad we made it
You got to gimme some lovin’, gimme, gimme some lovin’ woo ooo
Gimme some lovin’, gimme, gimme some lovin’

Gimme, gimme, gimme some of your lovin’, baby
You know I need it so bad woo ooo
Gimme some of your lovin’, baby

Author: badfinger20

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