Keep On Running

Keep On Running (The Spencer Davis Group)

  • 20 Jan 11:40
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"Keep on Running" is a song written and originally recorded by Jackie Edwards, which became a number one hit in the UK when recorded by The Spencer Davis Group.

"Keep on Running" was written by Jamaican singer-songwriter Jackie Edwards, who as well as having a successful singing career, was working in the UK for Island Records as a songwriter. The song was recorded by Edwards for his 1965 album Come on Home, and he recorded it again in the mid-1970s for his Do You Believe In Love album.

The song was recorded by the Spencer Davis Group who had a number one hit with it in 1966.

It was also a UK hit for John Alford in 1996, released as a double A-side with "If", and peaking at number 24.

"Keep on Running" has also been recorded by several other artists including Robben Ford (as the title track of his 2003 album), and The Romantics (on Live on Stage).

The song was most successfully recorded by The Spencer Davis Group and released as a single in November 1965 on Fontana Records, backed with "High Time Baby". At the time, Chris Blackwell, who produced the recording, was trying to get his Island label established in the UK and was managing the Spencer Davis Group. He was loaned funding...


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