As recalled by bassist Muff Winwood, the song was conceived, arranged, and rehearsed in just half an Gimme Gimme Good Lovin - Various - 20 Original English Super Hits . At the time, the group was under pressure to come up with another hit, following the relatively poor showing of their previous single, "When I Come Home", written by Jamaican-born musician Jackie Edwardswho had also penned their earlier number one hits, " Keep On Running " and " Somebody Help Me ".
The band auditioned and rejected other songs Edwards offered them, and they let the matter slide until, with a recording session looming, manager Chris Blackwell took them to London, put them in a rehearsal room at the Marquee Cluband ordered them to come up with a new song.
The original UK version, which is the 'master' take of the song, differs in several respects from the version subsequently released in the US on the United Artists label, being slower, lacking the 'response' backing vocals in the chorus, some percussion, and the "live-sounding" ambience of the US single. These additional overdubs which were performed by some of the future members of Trafficand the 'tweaking' of the recording's speed to create a brighter sound, were the work of producer Jimmy Millerwho remixed the song for its US release.
The single features the sound of the Hammond B-3 organ. A live recording is included on the Traffic album Welcome to the Canteen. The song is from the movie soundtrack The Blues Brothers.
Their version reached number 18 on the U. Billboard Hot and number 16 on Cash Box. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Sketchpads - Smokers Die Younger - Sketchpads from Gimme Some Loving. Chris Blackwell Jimmy Miller. This section needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.
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