“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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