Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Song of the Week: The Spencer Davis Group -- On The Green Light

The Spencer Davis Group is perhaps best known for being the launching pad for the very talented, multi-instrumentalist, teen prodigy, Stevie Winwood. Fair enough. The kid could play everything and had a voice that stood out from the crowd. Today's SoTW doesn't feature his voice, however. It's a Booker T. and The MG's styled instrumental written by Stevie Winwood. In the US, it was the Flip-Side of their second release of Somebody Help Me as it appeared on the United Artists label in June of 1967 (Somebody was also released on Atco a year prior with the flip-side Stevie's Blues, another instrumental). The song also appears on the band's US LP, I'm A Man.

Stevie is on that big sounding Hammond and Spencer Davis lays down one of the tastiest sounding guitar leads you will have the opportunity to hear. Muff Winwood on the Harmony H22 bass, and Pete York on drums.

Until next time, we'll see you On The Flip-Side!
Post inspired by and photo pinched from the blog, Magic Mac. Check it out. 


  1. Here in the UK, the song appears on their third album entitled Autumn '66. Solid record. I don't recall it appearing on a 45. Keep up the good work.

    1. Thanks for the view from the other side of the pond. Keep coming back.