KEEP ON RUNNING

Latest update on 11/03/2016

Artist: Jackie Edwards
Author: Jackie Edwards
Label: Island
Year: 1965

A Jamaican in England. His oldest (non reggae)version as B-side of Come On Home (see there). He recut it for Fontana in a reggae version.

Covers:

1965:

Spencer Davis Group [n°1 UK]

1965:

Patrick Samson & Les Phéniciens [as Chi Puo Dirmi]

1966:

Dick Rivers [as Prends ma place]

1966:

Salvajes [as Corre Corre]

1990:

Milli Vanilli [rap version; for once not lip-synched]

1990:

Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas

1992:

Ramon Pipin [as J'm'appelle René]

1997:

Trojans

In 1964, the year Steve Winwood reached the age of 16, his band The Spencer Davis Group turned full pro. They signed with Chris Blackwell, back from Jamaica, reggae connaisseur, Bob Marley discoverer and Island label boss. Their biggest hits in England (and Europe for that matter) were Keep On Running and Somebody Help Me (see there), both written by Jamaican Jackie Edwards. Chris Blackwell was more than go-between. Jackie also wrote Come On Home, a hit for Wayne Fontana and Come Back Girl, a hit for Belgians Brian & the Hi-Five.

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