The Spencer Davis Group - Autumn '66 (1966)

The Spencer Davis Group were a British R&B band active in the mid-60s.
The success The Spencer Davis Group had with "Keep On Running" was soon followed in 1966 by another #1 single, "Somebody Help Me", which like its predecessor was also written by Jackie Edwards. Their third album came out in September of the same year. Alongside "Somebody Help Me" was a selection of eleven more fantastic R&B tunes. These included covers of Percy Sledge's "When A Man Loves A Woman", Elmore James' "Dust My Broom", Jimmy Cox's "Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out" and Don Covay's "Take This Hurt Off Me". As always, the focus was fully on singer, keyboardist and lead guitarist Stevie Winwood (though Spencer Davis himself did sing lead on "Dust My Broom").
Another song from the album ("When I Come Home") was a modest hit, getting to #12.
It actually turned out to be their last LP with Winwood, as he left the band to form Traffic in 1967 (but they did manage to put out a few more classic singles with him before his departure).

The Second Album (1966) <|> With Their New Face On (1968)
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1 comment:

JennyD said...

Ahhhh, just loving this --- loving your whole site. What a sweetheart you are to joggle the memories of us oldsters and better yet, to share all these wonderful old albums. Doesn't seem like 'old' albums to me...seems like just the other day. Thanks sooo much :D