FlinterFile: The Spencer Davis Group- Keep On Running
In 1965, the Spencer Davis Group released a record which was written by a ska artist. Chris Blackwell, an impresario by Island Records, had brought Wilfred Edwards from Jamaica to England. He had written the song Keep On Running, which was suitable for recording. Steve Winwood took the song, reworked it to a rock sound and recorded it with the band. Muff Winwood, the bass guitarist, used a fuzz guitar as Keith Richards also had done in the recording of Satisfaction. It worked well in the UK, where it became number 1. In the US, it first was played on the black stations, but as the boys were white, the song was removed from the playlists and it only became a number 76 hit in the US. Enjoy
The Spencer Davis Group- Keep On Running
Posted on July 9, 2016, in 1960-1969, FlinterFiles Song Archive and tagged 1966, chris blackwell, FlinterFiles Song Archive, hit, keep on running, Music, number 1, rock, sixties, ska, spencer davis group. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.