“Wait…” you say, “that’s two Steve Winwood songs in a row!” Indeed. Only, this one is shorter and hotter. And anyhow, it’s a Spencer Davis Group song, so there.

You have to feel a little sorry for Spencer, he’ll always be known as The Guy Who Had Steve In His Band. So, the world owes him one.

This is the most primitive major-progression rave-up imaginable, which shouldn’t be surprising since Winwood was still a teenager; he was 14 when the Davis band launched. And the lyrics, well, don’t go there: Well, if I had my choice of matter I would rather be with cats / All engrossed in mental chatter showin’ where our minds are at is a high point.

“I’m a Man” on Finnish TV

This is part of the Song of the Day series (background).

Links · Spotify playlist. This tune on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon. Now, as for live video, here’s a good one from Finnish TV. Get up and dance!


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From: Mag (Mar 02 2018, at 17:23)

Haha, no need to post this insubstantial comment please, but yes, that is EXACTLY what I thought when I saw the song title and before I read your posting.


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