Sunday, 17 March 2013

Lexie's Chain: The Hundred and Thirteenth Chain

Hello pals! Welcome to week 113 of #lexieschain. Last week the winner wos Tucker aka @bvfeyj wiv Gimme Some Lovin' by The Spencer Davis Group. So lets see wot we got dis week.

I have thought of a link for last weeks winner chosen by Tucker who chose Spencer Davis Group from the 1960s their chart topper Gimme Some Lovin. I had to chose Abba singing Give me a Man After Midnight. Why both are songs yearning for love. So many songs offer love.

The SDG used a Hammond organ as a main instrument in "Gimme some loving". The organ was really popular in the 60ies and is also a leading instrument in the amazing song "A Whiter Shade of Pale" from Procol Harum. This song is inspired by a several organ pieces of Johann Sebastian Bach. So "A Whiter Shade of Pale" is my this weeks
suggestion. And hoping for a Hammond organ revival!

OMD! My head is spinning with all the linkies this win " Gimme Some Lovin " does bring to mind. Well done Tucker. Steve Winwood did form The Spencer Davis Group along with his brother Muff and Spencer Davis in 1963. The brothers both left the group in 1967.  Steve went on to form Traffic, one of my all time fav groups, and Blind Faith with Eric Clapton. Muff Winwood became an A & R man for Island records. In 1978 Muff moved to Columbia Records. The first album Muff produced for Columbia was " Dire Straits " . Dire Straits was formed by two brothers, David & Mark Knopfler, along with John Illsley. My linky this week is " Brothers in Arms " by Dire Straits with Eric Clapton.

My linky dis week be abowt love! How oome you says? Well says, me. Steve Winwood was a key member of Spencer Davis Group and also went on to be in Blind Faith. Blind Faith of course was an awesome band featurin the equally awesome Eric Clapton. Some would say you need blind faith that you will find love! Eric Clapton is known for his wonderful blues songs bout love and one of ma personal favrits dues be Old Love from Eric Clapton, which tells us how you never forget your old loves no matter how long it be.

Fanks, Maggie! Me see you did pick my linky so me is da winner and dat means me does hab to judge dis week. Since me is judging me not need to do linky for dis week, but... just in case you did not get enough ob da fabulous Hammond organ you can listen to dis- it get you toesies tapping and da Hammond- well, she sings purdy! Booker T & the MG's Time is Tight.

Hello Miss Lexie. We see that Mr Tucker won last week with a sonf by the Spencer Davis Group. We are embarrassed to say that apart from knowing that Steve Windwood was in the group we did not know much about the SDG….but we see on the internet that they are from Birmingham. We have some old connections with that City and so we are going to choose a song by our favourite group from Birmingham…ELO…and in tribe to the role the internet has played in our choice this week we have selected the song "telephone Line" !

Tucker gave us “Gimme Some Lovin” by the Spencer Davis Group. The vocalist was Stevie Winwood who went on to join the super group Blind Faith. One of the tracks on their album was “Prescence of the Lord” written by Eric Clapton. In view if the religious news wiv a new Pope this week it would seem appropriate group name & track to choose this as a linky but I gives you a more recent live version to enjoy wiv Stevie & Eric playing together in 2007 at the Cross Roads Guitar Festival.

Another week another chain suggestion - time flies by. Last weeks winner was the Spencer Davis Group who were famous for their use of the Hammond Organ. I have used that to link to one of my favourite bands The Charlatans who were unusual amongst Indie Guitar bands in their use of the Hammond. My choice is probably their best known song North Country Boy so that's my link this week good luck everyone.

And ............. da winner dis week .... as chosen by @bvfeyj  du be ............. @patchdacat wiv Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood an Presence Of The Lord! Yay!! Well done ma pal.

Tucker said: Me was bery surprised dat wif da Hammond organ link dat no one picked anyfing by Emerson, Lake and Palmer wif da insane Keith Emerson on da Hammond organ. 

Now is time to get your finkin caps on an send me (find out how on da guidelines page fing) the next link in the chain. Da winner dis week dus be pickin da winner next week and dat means you Patch!!

It's over to you! Email me: lexie at toxicpenguin dot com or DM me on twitter (@dogstoyevsky) wiv your link suggestion followin on from dis one! You has until noon (GMT) Sunday 24 March 2013 (gots to get it to me by 2pm UK time if poss). Oh sometimes I dus accidentally delete em! Heehee. So good idea to type DO NOT DELETE in the title!  

Lexie's Chain dus be inspired by da pawsome Radcliffe & Maconie Show wot you can has a listen to on dere website. Follow me @dogstoyevsky or #lexieschain on Twitter to join da fun. Remember anyfink goes! Rock, classical, opera, ballads, punk, reggae - is up to you! Fanx for playin!

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