Buying the albums sampled on “You Can All Join In”.
This is on the back of the CD insert, and must be a near facsimile of the back cover of the original LP:
The words below the group photo identify the members of the band as the viewer sees them, from left to right:
“Spencer Davis – Rhythm guitar and vocal on “She put the hurt on me” only.
Pete York – Drums
Stevie Winwood – Organ, lead guitar, piano, harmonica and lead vocal.
Muff Winwood – Bass guitar”
The CD has no bonus tracks, and contains 14 tracks each of which is between 2.30 and 3.00 minutes. My guess is that Tracks 1 – 7 were on Side 1 of the LP, and those numbered 8 – 14 comprised Side 2.
Track 1 is the brilliant rocker “I’m A Man”, a track I first heard as performed by Chicago Transit Authority (before they shortened their name to Chicago), which was a hit single in the UK in 1969. Stevie Winwood is in classic US blues style on this one.
Track 2 is another stormer called “Gimme Some Lovin'”, which has a superb, driving bass intro, with Stevie Winwood’s organ coming dramatically in. It is a slightly frantic song, but it was a hit in the UK, and I had quite forgotten until now that it was by these people. It is a truly classic pop song.
More next time.