Monday, November 10, 2008
I'm usually not a huge fan of cover versions of songs, especially when it's a song I've known and loved by the original band. In this case though, I'm not going to say it's better, but I think it's just as good. This version of "Gimme Some Lovin'" was recorded by the Colored Rain, a Canadian band as far as I can tell, in 1969 and released in 1970. It's a killer danceable version of the classic that really grooves along. Of course, the song was written by Stevie Winwood and recorded and released in the UK by the great Spencer Davis Group. It's also interesting that the bands name was Colored Rain, as this was a song by Stevie's later group Traffic, except they spelled it without the "u", as in "Coloured", even though they were Canadian(?). Again though, most importantly, listen to the track below and just dig that fuzzzzz!
COLORED RAIN - GIMME SOME LOVIN'