Label: CBS - HS 3 • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation • Country: Australia • Genre: Rock, Pop • Style: Pop Rock
The original recording was a fast, Hammond organ -driven blues rock track released as a single by the Spencer Davis Group in earlyreaching number nine in the UK Singles Chart   and number 10 in the U. It was the last hit single by the band before the brothers Steve and Muff Winwood left to pursue their own separate careers. Although the recording is said to be latethis date is in fact controversial. Tapani Karhu, clearly states that the date of the show was 19 March When the band's popularity Im A Man - Chicago - Golden Highlights after their second album, "I'm a Man" was released as the B-side to a re-release of " Questions 67 and 68 ".
Radio stations ended up playing both sides, and "I'm a Man" reached 49 on the U. Billboard Hot chart in and got as high as the top ten in the UK, reached 8.
The song reached 13 in Ireland. Chicago's cover arrangement features an extended percussion and drum section with a total run time of 7 minutes and 40 seconds, and is based around the distortion-heavy blues-rock guitar of Terry Kaththe drumming of Danny Seraphinethe bass of Peter CeteraIm A Man - Chicago - Golden Highlights soaring Hammond organ of Robert Lamm and the horn players periodically switching over to auxiliary percussion instruments, such as clavescowbellmaracasand tambourine.
This version is featured on the four-record live album Chicago at Carnegie Hall and Chicago Live in Japan and has remained a fan favorite and concert staple throughout Chicago's career. Santana has also used a small part of this song in the track "Waiting" which appears on their self titled debut album. Their arrangement segued into Bo Diddley 's song of the same name. The performance featured Im A Man - Chicago - Golden Highlights drumset and percussion solos.
Marzio Vincenzi lead and background vocalist originally from BolognaItaly and Mauro Malavasi produced in a disco version of "I'm a Man" under the name Macho. A further disco-flavored version is the one released by keyboardist Keith Emerson in his soundtrack album Kim Carnes - Invitation To Dance the film Nighthawksfeaturing him providing unlikely lead vocals.
The song underpins a key scene in the movie in a slightly different version which features a longer instrumental coda not included in the original record. Ty Segall recorded a version of the song as a single inreleased by Girlfriend - DJ Danny Dee - Best Of Michael Jackson Blends the Red Records . Volkswagen aired a UK television commercial titled "Dog" in late winterShut Yo Face (Uncle F**ka) - Various - South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (Music From And Inspired B featured a dog miming singing "I'm a Man".
The version used in the advertisement for the Polo was a cover version by a young British singer-songwriter, Charlie Winston. An instrumental disco version of the song is occasionally featured in the game show The Price Is Right mostly for reveals of new cars. It is based on a composition called The Bean Stalker that also used the same melody, horn section and organ solo.
The song was featured in the film Pawn Sacrifice. The film Minions featured the song and is also on the film's soundtrack. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.
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