I'm a Man [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Stevie Winwood and Muff Winwood had left the Spencer Davis Group just a few months before the summer 1967 release of their second U.S. album, which nonetheless was entirely comprised of songs done by the original lineup. Like their first U.S. album, Gimme Some Lovin', it was a more or less arbitrary assortment of songs that had been recorded by the band at various points in the mid-'60s. And again, the big hit, "I'm a Man," was a classic soul-rock group original that outclassed everything else on the record. Otherwise it was standard British R&B-rock that varied from average to very good. The standouts were their covers of John Lee Hooker's "Dimples" and the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Stevie Winwood and Muff Winwood had left the Spencer Davis Group just a few months before the summer 1967 release of their second U.S. album, which nonetheless was entirely comprised of songs done by the original lineup. Like their first U.S. album, Gimme Some Lovin', it was a more or less arbitrary assortment of songs that had been recorded by the band at various points in the mid-'60s. And again, the big hit, "I'm a Man," was a classic soul-rock group original that outclassed everything else on the record. Otherwise it was standard British R&B-rock that varied from average to very good. The standouts were their covers of John Lee Hooker's "Dimples" and the relatively little-known American soul tunes "I Can't Stand It" and "Look Away." The cooking Stevie Winwood-penned instrumental "On the Green Light" had dynamic organ and blues guitar. The 2001 CD reissue on Sundazed adds add bonus tracks from the same era, including some of their best efforts: the percolating cover of "Watch Your Step," the anguished original blues ballad "Hey Darling," "Let Me Down Easy," "Strong Love," and the instrumental "Waltz for Lumumba," which anticipates Traffic with its unusual percussion and jazzy accents.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/24/2001
  • Label: Sundazed Music Inc.
  • UPC: 090771110428
  • Catalog Number: 11104

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Spencer Davis Group Primary Artist
Spencer Davis Indexed Contributor, Guitar, Vocals
Steve Winwood Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Muff Winwood Bass, Bass Guitar, Vocals
Pete York Drums, Vocals
Technical Credits
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
Mick Jones Composer
Joe Strummer Composer
Steve Winwood Arranger
Allen Collins Composer
Mississippi Fred McDowell Composer
Jimmy Miller Producer, Audio Production
Bobby Parker Composer
Chris Blackwell Audio Production
Eric Clapton Composer
Brenda Holloway Composer
Brian Humphries Engineer
Ronnie Van Zant Composer
Stuart Gorrell Composer
Jud Cost Liner Notes
Bob Irwin Mastering
Frank Gauna Cover Design
James McDougal Composer
Clark Besch Graphic Design
Wrecia Holloway Composer
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