[Buying the albums sampled on “You Can All Join In”.]
This was, of course, NOT sampled on the record; indeed, it only came into being in 1991, 22 years after this sampler came out. Nevertheless, it is a compilation of songs by a band a compilation album of whom was sampled there, albeit 2 years after the group had vanished. I freely admit that this must be the weakest link to a sampler I have ever dared to post here.
Tracks 1-4 are the standards “Keep On Running”, “Somebody Help Me”, “I’m A Man” and “Give Me Some Loving” [sic; c/f “Gimme Some Lovin'”], respectively. Here we have the familiar delta blues voice of Stevie Winwood, and all four are of course on the sampled “Best of…” LP. However, there are 8 more tracks on this CD, all of which showcase the band in a different light. The songs are all conventional, very catchy pop songs, which Stevie Winwood sings strongly, but without a hint of that blues feel. Moreover, none of those 8 songs is composed by the group or any one or more of them.
For the record, they are:
5. “Blood Runs Hot”
6. “Don’t Want You No More”
7. “Love Is On A Roll”
9. “Private Number”
10. “No Other Baby”
12. “It Must Be Love”
13. “Such A Good Woman”
I guess these are all numbers from an earlier period in the band’s history, before Stevie had decided to rock it up a bit with fuzz lead and that super bluesy voice.
Anyway, here we leave the Spencer Davis Group; next time, another sampled band.