Well my temperature is rising got my feet on the floor
Crazy people rocking ’cause they want to go more
(Learn & sing along)
Doo-Doo-Doo-Doo-Doo-DOOMP. That’s really all you need. Unless you dig it when Lil Stevie Winwood (then only 18 and fronting The Spencer Davis Group) gets all churchy on the organ and rings the rafters with that piercing high tenor. And some funky tambo. And the delicious “cloonk” of a cowbell as it was meant to be played. This song just has one of those simple, timeless, driving, primal rhythms that you can just imagine hunters and gatherers rocking to as they went about a day’s activities. Perhaps talking over Mastodon and Barely Edible Root Stew later that evening about how they couldn’t get the song of their heads… It is a little known fact, that Kwog, famous cave painter of Lascaux, France (The Memphis of Prehistoric France) some 17,000 years ago wrote “Gwotch nuk sul barp Gimme Some Lovin, drok meep!” Kwog, you were right on the money. Gimme Some Lovin IS the guano!
Hmm, another Steven-based musical wunderkind (on your score card you will have already noted the likes of Wonder and Ray Vaughn). In addition to raising a roof with his voice, this Stevenite can shred on a guitar, blister on an organ, beat up some drums, make a violin weep and a mandolin ploonk. (Ok, no more onomatopoeia.) From Spencer Davis Group to Traffic to the supergroup Blind Faith, Winwood blazes a trail of some mighty fine music. One of my favorite pieces of his work is on an organ backing Jimi Hendrix on a blues jam version by the name of “Voodoo Chile”. Let that marinate in your earpieces for a few…