Yes, we've reached back to The Spencer Davis Group, for "Keep On Running," as we bring you the widest variety
of American music of any show online.
That was originally a Jamaican ska song.
The Spencer Davis Group's version was a hit in 1966. And the shouting you can hear in the background?
That's Jimmy Cliff, who was in the studio,
whooping with excitement
as the band laid the track down.
We've got it all this week on
-- soul, blues, country, bluegrass, and loads of fun.
And we've got a few songs where
the backup singer was as famous
as the lead performer -- or even more so.
Hold on a second, is that really Bruce Springsteen
in the background there on a Joe Ely song?
Among the other performers featured this week:
Gladys Knight, Rhiannon Giddens, Marvin Gaye
Paul Simon, Randy Newman, Delbert McClinton
Robben Ford, Rhiannon Giddens
Martin Harley & Daniel Kimbro
Carly Simon, Taj Mahal and Robben Ford
Not to mention some very famous backup singers.
Enjoy! And crank it!