Where to start with the Spencer Davis Group? A brilliant slice of blue eyed soul with a sound akin to the legendary Stax house band Booker T & The MG’s, and just as tight, it is the amazing vocal prowess of Stevie Winwood that still excite. To think this sound, the band and vocals, originated in Birmingham is still extraordinary.
Stevie would go on to help form the supergroup Traffic and is still a relevant and revered artist today, his brother Muff became a well known and powerful music industry executive and members of the Spencer Davis Group are still touring.
The fact that Island Records has named their book celebrating 50 years of business after a Spencer Davis Group track – Keep On Running – says it all.