Radio XXXI, side A, track 12: “Gimme Some Lovin'” by The Spencer Davis Group

Spencer Davis Group - Gimme Some Lovin'Oh, The Spencer Davis Group,, it’s been quite awhile since I last talked about this song, and a lot has happened since then.  Most importantly, I’ve made it clear that Steve Winwood is one of my nemeses.   But thanks to the Now and Then Weekend, I will say that I have to give him some props, Spencer Davis Group.  He sang this amazing song when he was 17?!?  That’s. . .that’s pretty damn cool, Spencer Davis Group.  I’m always extremely impressed when I hear how old someone was when they did something amazing, because they were usually pretty young.  And then I compare it to my current age and then when I was their age and what was I doing at that age and what am I doing now?  My barometer is usually the great Orson Welles who made one of the most important films ever made at the tender age of 23.  Or anything my grandparents’ generation did during World War II at about the same age Steve Winwood was when he sang this amazing song.  And usually, when I measure myself up against those talented or brave or successful or all of the above types of people, I invariably find myself falling well short of that measuring stick.  I was clearly not singing great rock and roll songs that will stand the test of time when I was 17, Spencer Davis Group.  I was probably feeding cattle, maybe dreaming about making out with a girl, and reading Spider-Man comics.  In fact, it’s about 20 years later, and that’s almost exactly the same thing I’m doing now; except that now it’s dogs and cats instead of cattle and my wife and I will probably be going to bed early.  After I read a Spider-Man comic.  I don’t know what that means, Spencer Davis Group, but I’m suddenly feeling like I should be getting out more. . .

“Gimme Some Lovin'”

Hey!

Well, my temperature’s risin’ and my feet on the floor
Crazy people knockin’ ’cause they’re wantin’ some more
Let me in, baby, I don’t know what you got
But ya better take it easy, this place is hot
And I’m
So glad we made it

So glad we made it
You got

Gimme some-a lovin’ (Gimme gimme some lovin’)
Gimme some-a lovin’ (Gimme gimme some lovin’)
Gimme some-a lovin’
Every day

<awesome Spencer Davis Group jam>

Hey!

Well, I feel so good, everything is soundin’ hot
Ya better take it easy ’cause the place is on fire
Been a hard day and I have so much to do
We made it, baby, and it happened ta you
And I’m
So glad we made it

So glad we made it
You got

Gimme some-a lovin’ (Gimme gimme some lovin’)
Gimme some-a lovin’ (Gimme gimme some lovin’)
Gimme some-a lovin’
Every day
Yeah!

<awesome Spencer Davis Group jam>

Hey!

Well, I feel so good, everything is still hot
Ya better take it easy ’cause the place is on fire
Been a hard day, nothin’ went too good
Now I’m gonna relax like everybody should
And I’m
So glad we made it

Hey hey
So glad we made it

You got

Gimme some-a lovin’ (Gimme gimme some lovin’)
Gimme some-a lovin’
(Gimme gimme some lovin’)  Woo-hooo!

Hey hey gimme some lovin’! (Gimme gimme some lovin’)
Gimme gimme gimme some’a your lovin’, babe (Gimme gimme some lovin’)
You know I needed somebody, woohoo! (Gimme gimme some lovin’)

 

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5 thoughts on “Radio XXXI, side A, track 12: “Gimme Some Lovin'” by The Spencer Davis Group

  1. I hate early bloomers! Let’s hear it for us late (or even never) bloomers.

    Everybody knows “Gimme Some Lovin'” and “I’m a Man” from Spencer Davis Group . . . but if you don’t know it, check out their “Keep On Running.” Just as good as the other two, but for some reason it’s nearly forgotten now. Thanks for the always tasty musical treats.

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  2. Shimky says:

    Great song!

    Early bloomers indeed! That damn Mozart started composing when he was 5 years old and clocked up over 600 works. What was I doing when I was 5? Or now, even! Indeed.

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  3. […] Oh, New Bohemians, this is why my radio station was awesome.  I don’t listen to much top 40 these days, if any, but when I talk to people about it, apparently those stations tend to play the same songs over and over again.  Now, I’m not going to say that KISD FM didn’t play popular songs more frequently, they certainly did, but they also played all kinds of other stuff.  And it wasn’t relegated to a certain hour or a certain DJ, except for maybe the Hot New Music Hour or one of the various countdowns, it was sprinkled throughout the broadcast day.  Little nuggets of randomness popped up all the time on my radio station.  And beyond that, New Bohemians, my radio station also had fun with music.  They had all kinds of special weekends where they highlighted different kinds of music, and as we’ve already been talking about, this was their latest and greatest, the Now and Then Weekend.  So far, I’d heard a couple of songs from the past, one that was new to me and one that I’d recorded once already. […]

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  4. […] Steve Winwood, while I’d recorded a couple other songs involving you, this was the first solo Winwood song I’d encountered since that awful, […]

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