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Spencer Davis Group — Gimme Some Lovin
Album: The Best of the Spencer Davis Group
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Released: 1967
Length: 2:48
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Hey!
Well my temperature's rising
And my feet left the floor
Crazy people knocking,
'cause they want some more.
Let me in baby,
I don't know what you got
You better take it easy.
This place is hot.
And i'm
So glad you made it
So glad you made it
You gotta
Gimme some lovin'
Gimme some lovin'
Gimme some lovin' everyday.

Hey!
My head's a-spinning
And I'm floating to sound
Too much is happening
'cause you're not around
It's been a hard day
And nothing went too good
I'm gonna relax
Like everybody should

And i'm
So glad you made it
So glad you made it
You gotta
Gimme some lovin'
Gimme some lovin'
Gimme some lovin' everyday

Hey!
I feel so good
Everything is gettin' higher.
You better take some time out
'cause the place is on fire.
Better stop baby
I have so much to do.
We made it, baby.
And it happened to you.

So glad you made it
So glad you made it
You gotta
Gimme some lovin'
Gimme some lovin'
Gimme some lovin' everyday.

So glad you made it
So glad you made it
You gotta
Gimme some lovin'
Gimme some lovin'
Gimme some lovin' everyday.
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Went back 6 years in the comments and not one negative comment.
That says a lot for it
Holy crap. I knew Winwood was a teenager at the time but 14?? wowwww
 Skydog wrote:
the guy in the cover pic top right looks like Eric Clapton
 
That IS Spencer Davis - lucky enough to have bopped along to their performances in music clubs a few times. Yep, I'm that old ...
Wow. Another tune I used to play a LOT when a DJ in the 70s.

Floor Filler. . . every time. 
 VH1 wrote:
Great Song, but the background vocals are absolutely aweful! {#Lol}
 

I agree that the background vocals are pathetic warbles compared with Winwood's powerful singing.
But I think the song would be the worse off without those background vocals.
And I firmly believe many a good band could be better if only more members would sing.

Imagine how intimidating a prospect it would be to put your voice up there with Steve's.
The bass line alone gives it a 9!!!
8 -> 9 - O U T S T A N D I N G  
{#Devil_pimp}zesty! no mistaking that voice
Great Song, but the background vocals are absolutely aweful! {#Lol}
Incredible song  here, remembering when it came out,
 Skydog wrote:
the guy in the cover pic top right looks like Eric Clapton

 
That's Spencer Davis.
 kingart wrote:
The lyrics don't match the song. Or vice versa.  
I just retrieved these. I think they're somewhat different. 

..........
 
This is a live version.  Could that explain the difference?
the guy in the cover pic top right looks like Eric Clapton
The lyrics don't match the song. Or vice versa.  
I just retrieved these. I think they're somewhat different. 

Well my temperature's rising and my feet are on the floor
Twenty people knocking 'cos they're wanting some more
Let me in baby, I don't know what you've got
But you'd better take it easy, this place is hot

I'm so glad we made it, I'm so glad we made it
You've gotta gimme some lovin' (gimme some lovin')
Gimme some lovin' (gimme gimme some lovin'), gimme some lovin' every day

Well I feel so good, everything is sounding hot
Better take it easy 'cos the place is on fire
Been a hard day and I don't know what to do
Wait a minute baby, it could happen to you

I'm so glad we made it, I'm so glad we made it
You've gotta gimme some lovin' (gimme some lovin')
Gimme some lovin' (gimme gimme some lovin'), gimme some lovin' every day

Well I feel so good, everybody's getting high

Better take it easy 'cos the place is on fire
Been a hard day and nothing went too good
Now I'm gonna relax honey, everybody should

I'm so glad we made it, I'm so glad we made it
You've gotta gimme some lovin' (gimme some lovin')
Gimme some lovin' (gimme gimme some lovin'), gimme some lovin' every day

Gimme some lovin' (gimme some lovin') I need it
(Gimme gimme some lovin') I need it
Ooh, gimme some lovin', every day, every day
Read more at https://www.songlyrics.com/the-spencer-davis-group/gimme-some-lovin-lyrics/#l0TBSXL6eOxVI8sD.99 
Music with balls....
{#Drummer}{#Bananajam}{#Bananapiano}
Sixty-seven and still going strong. Can't wait for his next tour. 
Ray Charles ramped up. Classic. 
and next incarnation  Cerrone: Africanism - Gimme Some Lovin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTzdRsNWqWU :)
 kingart wrote:
Is Winwood 2nd from left on the cover? 

 
I think that photo was taken after the Winwood brothers left the band.
As much as I realize that Winwood is a great and important force in rock and roll, I have almost never liked his non-traffic stuff. Ah well. There are plenty of other tunes out there.
Is Winwood 2nd from left on the cover? 
One of my all time favorite songs.
So glad to have seen him play it a few years ago.
Danced to it on a local TV show "Teenage Dance Party" 1966.
What fun.
Saw Steve Winwood this summer at the Gorge when he opened for Tom Petty.  He still rocks!!
 it's amazing - that voice is coming from a teenager...


WonderLizard wrote:
 

And what's amazing is that, even at that tender age, he gets it. I'm still in awe—even 45 years later—at the vocal's ferocious passion.
 


A bona fide classic. 48 years later and it still cuts right through the brain cob webs. 
The posted lyrics don't match the sung ones.  I didn't hear the word "higher". I think this may be the Top 40 version? 
Stevie Winwood. Something like 17 years old.  
10, next
 kurtster wrote:
segue from R L , perfect ...

 
{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}{#Clap}
Well, THIS makes me smile and tap my feet!!!
{#Dancingbanana}Great example of RnR in the '60s!! I loved those Brits!
segue from R L , perfect ...
 Aud wrote:


Huh??
 

i think he's making a joke...they were from birmingham..(england)....follow?    unless one begins to refer to duane allman in muscle shoals a couple years later...then the statement is correct
That's a 16 year-old Stevie Winwood cranking out that vocal.  Eat your hearts out you aspiring RnR teenagers!
 cc_rider wrote:
It's funny, the 'go-to' band for a lot of the big soul and R&B artists was a bunch of white guys in North Alabama.
 

Huh??
 cc_rider wrote:
It's funny, the 'go-to' band for a lot of the big soul and R&B artists was a bunch of white guys in North Alabama.
 
Love it!  I didn't know either.  Just goes to show you, some stereotypes and prejudices really are bull shit.
Chicken Wire?

I think of one thing when this song comes on, Iron Eagle.

Doug Masters: This is Iron Eagle, he's not being moved, what's the hold-up? 
Control tower operator: We are having trouble finding a jeep suitable for your, um, purposes. 
Doug Masters: Bullshit, you've got a whole country full of them! 
<pauses
Doug Masters: You just lost a refinery!



 Mikvalia wrote:
I honestly thought these guys were black!
  It's funny, the 'go-to' band for a lot of the big soul and R&B artists was a bunch of white guys in North Alabama.


 helenofjoy wrote:
This was one of my favorite songs to dance to in the old days!  I was a go-go dancer at Mickie's A Go Go in Omaha, Nebraska. 
  Pictures or it didn't happen...


 helenofjoy wrote:
This was one of my favorite songs to dance to in the old days!  I was a go-go dancer at Mickie's A Go Go in Omaha, Nebraska. 
 

Must have been a lot of fun!
 JIan wrote:

Mikvalia wrote:
I honestly thought these guys were black!
  
??
 
Because it's a classic example of Blue-eyed Soul music.

Defines true classic of the '60s! {#Bananapiano}


 
Posted: Aug 08, 2012 - 13:36 < Reply >

 Mikvalia wrote:
I honestly thought these guys were black!
  


JIan wrote:

??
 
Well, so did I!  Classic boomer song! 
cant sit still when this one comes on.
no way to feel sad, either.
love it.
This was one of my favorite songs to dance to in the old days!  I was a go-go dancer at Mickie's A Go Go in Omaha, Nebraska. 
{#Group-hug}  Reminds me of Richard Simmons' Sweatin' to the Oldies!!  Freaking love those dvds!
 Mikvalia wrote:
I honestly thought these guys were black!
 
??
I honestly thought these guys were black!
 cc_rider wrote:
When is the application of cowbell NOT tasteful? Hello?
 
Beethoven was a cowbell freak, I hear. 

To every thing, there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.

Bruce Dickinson, GFY. 


Nice!
I played this so many times when I was a kid, I'll be playing it on air-bass in my coffin. <9> Essential.
Steve  played the organ on this and my recollection is that he asked, quite seriously, that the fans treat him as a keyboard player, rather than the vocalist.

And Stingray, Spenser Davis was promoted as a rock musician who had a (gasp) B.A.
Imagine.
I have had a very stressful day - not bad, but full of serious decisions and outside influences.  I need me some down-time, and wow - here it is!  Gotta dance while I can.  Thanks, SDG - if I never walk again, I won't regret a single second of the music that rendered me crippled. {#Dancingbanana}
That is super. Long time no hear!
 Jeff09 wrote:
tasteful application of cowbell on this one...
  When is the application of cowbell NOT tasteful? Hello?


{#Clap}  Must.  Dance.  Now.   {#Dancingbanana}{#Dance}{#Dancingbanana}
 jpfueler wrote:
He was 15 when they formed the band, and 18 when this song was charting. Likely he was 17 when they cut the song 

And what's amazing is that, even at that tender age, he gets it. I'm still in awe—even 45 years later—at the vocal's ferocious passion.

Oldie but goodie...
tasteful application of cowbell on this one...
Dance to the music, baby
This song effing rocks
Never understood
who SPENCER
and who DAVIS was!

PS
...and who is missing on the terrible cover?

Wonderful classic—and a great way to get a speeding ticket!

Hey!
 Darkmatter wrote:
The album cover looks like a commercial for vintage wristwatches or something.

Can't beat the energy of the song though!

 
Well played

The album cover looks like a commercial for vintage wristwatches or something.

Can't beat the energy of the song though!

One of the best rock songs ever.
Bill, you're on fire today!  RL then this - perfect to get the day dancing!
Stevie was really young when he sang with Spencer Davis and this song is still a great one.  A great dance tune that also had bite.
Rock'n'Roll?
 
Atlantic/Stax R&B/Soul surely?
 
 
Danced my arse off and made a complete tit of myself to this soooo many times in my dim and distant.
Every bit as fabulous as the first time I heard it !  Just a flat out great rock and roll song in my opinion.  Thanks for running it RP.  
11 - Pure Rock Legend! This song always rocks the roof off the building... crank it up!
 HazzeSwede wrote:
This is NOT a piano!!!
 
Ceci n'est pas une pipe.

Now that's some really nice cow bell. 10
Nice!  Love this music!

 albupp wrote:
Love or hate the Dead, they did a great cover of this tune in concert, always brought down the house.  I hasten to add that this version here rates a 10 in my book.

 

HELL YEAH!!!  One of Brent Mydland's finest moments!!! 
The power and energy in that tune!  I'm sweatin' here.

Lighters in the air!


Rock on!
 vit wrote:
Just don't watch TV
 
Good Advice. I just wish I could take it myself. {#Sad}
...he's so glad they mated...

Sorry, nothing more profound than that to say about this one. 
needs more cowbell
HarrO wrote:
Yeah, Steve was like 16 or 17 years old on this cut. Great vocals, great guitarist, great keyboard player. And still putting out great music today.


He was 15 when they formed the band, and 18 when this song was charting. Likely he was 17 when they cut the song

Love or hate the Dead, they did a great cover of this tune in concert, always brought down the house.  I hasten to add that this version here rates a 10 in my book.

Yeah, Steve was like 16 or 17 years old on this cut. Great vocals, great guitarist, great keyboard player. And still putting out great music today.
What a career Steve's had! I loved his extended appearance on Clapton's (2007) Crossroads benefit concert DVD shot somewhere in the western Chicago burbs.

jbtidwell wrote:
Commercials don't normally do this to me for songs that I love, but Ameriprise and Dennis Hopper have ruined this song for me.


Just don't watch TV

 Ag3nt0rang3 wrote:
You've got to admit it's a little discordant to see Dennis Hopper, a counter-culture hero, shilling for an investment company. I have no problem with people licensing their music or image for commercials, and I don't think much of the false culture/counter-culture dichotomy, but the irony there is just too much.
 
It is, but Dennis Hopper's been vocal about being a Republican since Reagan, so not surprising, but still anachronistic.

I can't believe I haven't rated this song before.  What a great tune, a solid 9 in my book!
smackiepipe wrote:
I'm not quite there yet, as I do love this song. I just flip the channel. Plus, I like Dennis Hopper.
You've got to admit it's a little discordant to see Dennis Hopper, a counter-culture hero, shilling for an investment company. I have no problem with people licensing their music or image for commercials, and I don't think much of the false culture/counter-culture dichotomy, but the irony there is just too much.
Bill, you are KICKIN' ASS this morning!! Magic Slim & James Cotton Led Zep R.L. Spencer Davis Keep it comin' , man!
This song rocks!!!! Perfect way to finish the week!
...flashback to marching the smallest bass drum in high school...
jbtidwell wrote:
Commercials don't normally do this to me for songs that I love, but Ameriprise and Dennis Hopper have ruined this song for me.
I'm not quite there yet, as I do love this song. I just flip the channel. Plus, I like Dennis Hopper.
physicsgenius wrote:
So very, very, very sick of this song.
Is there ANYTHING that you like? ---------------------- I take that back. I looked at your ratings and there are a lot of 10's and 9's, most of which I agree with.... But you do have strong negative opinions, too.
innovations of HARD ROCK
Commercials don't normally do this to me for songs that I love, but Ameriprise and Dennis Hopper have ruined this song for me.
zaknafein wrote:
I have a sudden urge to sit down with an advisor and redefine my investment strategy.
:cool: I was wondering if that had occured to anyone else...
Don't care what you're made of..Gotta boogie hard on this one!
i give you my ears. do you want?
THIS IS MUSIC!
TimeWaster wrote:
I wish there was a B3/122 emoticon...
This is NOT a piano!!!  
Play that Hammond B3 Funky white boy!!
I wish there was a B3/122 emoticon...
meydele wrote:
19 per Wiki. . . still pretty darn young to have pipes like that! " . . .when Steve Winwood, lead singer of the Spencer Davis Group at the time, was only 19 years old."
I know this to be wrong. (A few days later..) The liner notes of Winwood's Chronicles CD state that he joined the SPG in '64 at age 15. Gimme Some Lovin' charted prior to the beginning of '67, so Stevie, as he was known then, would have been 16, possibly 17.
HazzeSwede wrote:
Outstanding almost 40 years ago,still is!!
That's right. Still sounds fresh and is "instant party" frame of mind music. Not bad for a kid who hadn't even reached his 18th birthday yet!
I got a fever. And the only cure is MORE COWBELL!
Steve Winwood, a star then and still today! Few songs rock harder than this!
Outstanding almost 40 years ago,still is!! Could tell you a story about, when the group choose my PA system instead of their own,but I won´t.


These guys rocked. And it still sounds pretty tight.
Got this album........when it was just out; still have it.
...one I could do with not hearing again, or at least not very often. One of those songs you can't get away from even if you don't listen to commercial radio much, it's everywhere.
I'm still in love with these boys. Seeing their faces just makes me smile; hearing their music just makes me groove. :bananapiano:
Go little Stevie.
"Better take it easy, the place is on fire." Startin' to heat me up, Stevie!
This song was used perfectly in the Iron Eagle movie.
I have a sudden urge to sit down with an advisor and redefine my investment strategy.
This is one of my favorite songs with that classic Hammond B3/Leslie speaker combination sounds. And little 15 year-old Stevie Winwood belting it out over his organ playing tops it off.
capandjudy wrote:
This is in fact a great song but it is on TV so much that is starting to be a start up for any number of commercials for the AARP generation of which I am a member.
Just Ameriprise, as far as I know. I hate it when that happens, but this is still a great song!