Jan 9, 2009

SPENCER DAVIS GROUP - THEIR FIRST LP (FONTANA 1965) Japan mastering cardboard sleeve SHM-CD + 9 bonus




The Spencer Davis Group were were one of the UK's most convincing R&B bands to emerge during this period. They were best known for introducing a prodigious teenager, Steve Winwood, to the world. It was apparent from their first record that Winwood, with his ferocious soul drenched voice, belying his tender sixteen years, would be the focal point of the group.
Davis put the group together in Birmingham in 1963, and they turned professional a year later. From the outset of their recording career they made it plain that albums were as important to them as singles - unusual in those days.
The group's first three singles reached the lower end of the Top Thirty, but it was the release of their debut album "Their First LP" in July 1965 that established them as a major group...
It is basically a reflection of their early repertoire and very heavy on the R&B/soul standards. Dominated by covers of Ike & Tina Turner, the Coasters, John Lee Hooker, Little Walter, Brenda Holloway, and others, only three of the tunes are original. Two of these are written by Stevie Winwood, the other by Spencer Davis; Winwood's mid-tempo soul number "It Hurts Me So" is easily the best of them. Winwood is in fine voice...
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1. My Babe
2. Dimples
3. Searchin'
4. Every Little Bit Hurts
5. I'm Blue(Gong Gong Song)
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
13. She Put The Hurt On Me (Bonus Track)
14. I'm Getting Better(Bonus Track)
15. I'll Drown In My Own Tears(Bonus Track)
16. Goodbye Stevie(Bonus Track)
17. My Babe(Us Version)(Bonus Track)
18. Searchin'(Us Version)(Bonus Track)
19. Every Little Bit Hurts(Us Version) (Bonus Track)
20. Midnight Train(Us Version)(Bonus Track)
21. Incense(As The Anglos)(Bonus Track)
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