If you are a boomer of my era you just might be a longtime fan of Stevie Winwood of Birmingham, England. Guess you could say we grew up together.
As a teen, I loved Steve’s soulful, teen lead vocals and keyboard playing with the The Spencer Davis Group in the Sixties.
Of course I was a big fan of the group he left TSDG to form – Traffic! – while I attended college in the Seventies.
And naturally I loved the blue-eyed soul croonings of Winwood, the solo artist of the Eighties!
But this March 2012 I am going to be sharing with you some of my British Invasion faves.
Previously I posted on the Jimmy Miller and Steve Winwood composition, “I’m a Man.” This was one of the three biggest hits of the group (consisting of guitarist Davis, organist Winwood, bassist Muff Winood and Peter York on drums) here in the States. Unfortunately the group never toured here before disbanding completely.
Thanks to YouTube, we all are lucky enough to enjoy vintage life performances of The Spencer Davis Group like this one.