Gimme Some Lovin’ 45 by The Blues Brothers

December 20, 2010

John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd performed as the Blues Brothers for a skit on an episode of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. This led to a series of appearances and finally too a huge movie of the same name.

They decided to record as The Blues Brothers and sold millions of albums. “Gimme Some Lovin,” was one of four singles to reach The American charts. It was released May 31, 1980 and climbed to number 18.

They had the good sense to surround themselves with the likes of Steve Cropper, Donald “Duck” Dunn, and Paul Schaffer.

Their time as music and movie stars ended with Belushi’s death on March 5, 1982.

Gimme Some Lovon’ 45 by The Spencer Davis Group

December 20, 2010

The Spencer Davis Group had a number of successful single releases in their home country of Great Britain including “Keep On Running” and Somebody Help Me,” which both went to number one.

Their biggest hit in The United States came in early 1967 when “Gimme Some Lovin’ made it to the number seven position.

The group at the time featrured the Winwood Brothers. Muff Winwood was the bass player and fifteen year old Stevie was the keyboardist/vocalist. He also co-wrote the song.

Stevie Winwood’s raw vocal would propel the song to being ranked as the number 247 best song of all time by ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE.

Steve Winwood would go on to front Traffic, become a member of Blind Faith, and become a superstar in his own right. Spencer Davis still tours with the group that bears his name.