February 9, 2010

Savoy Brown



Finally my frickin computer is back online! While I was away I was looking at my office wall with this album in a frame and wondered if anybody remembers it? God I love this one. Just the right amount of rockin blues for me. Dont try and keep up with the changing band members as they were many. The only constant was Kim Simmonds. My understanding was he was a bitch to work with but when you listen to his music it really pays off.

Let me know your feeling on this band.




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11 comments:

Dan said...

What an album cover also. I love everything about this 1970 album!

Rockin' Jeff said...

I bought this album along with about 25-30 others at a flea market a few years back. I only remember listening to it once in the days following.
That's how it goes sometimes when you get a LOT of new music all at once, some things get lost in the shuffle...
I gotta dig it out, dust it off, and spin it again for the first time.

Bond said...

L-O-V-E this album Dan... still have the vinyl and have digitized it...

As you mentioned, this band was/is a revolving door or musicians with only Simmons as the constant.

This was released after Lonsome Dave Peverett, Roger Earl, and Tone Stevens all left to form Foghat.

They were replaced by piano player Paul Raymond, bassman Andy Silvester, and drummer Dave Bidwell, all from Chicken Shack and singer Dave Walker, who was the former frontman with the Idle Race.

Walkers vocals reign on this album from "All I Can Do" to "Tell Mama" and their most excellent rendition of "Wang Dang Doodle"...it was mainly about the guitars for Savoy Brown.

The next album HELLBOUND TRAIN is also a classic

JohnnyG's Blues said...

Raw rockin blues. Kim Simmonds might have been hard to work for, but he sure could play.

Savoy Brown was an early favorite for me and still make to my playlist.

Dan said...

Jeff: I highly recommend this one and Hellbound Train as Bond says. You will not be disappointed.

Bond: You are correct. He esentially started over and wow did he get it right. Walker was a great blues singer. He had a storied vocal past, singing in a band that backed the Beatles, years earlier and even went on to a short (2 songs) stint with Fleetwood Mac, circa 1972, the Penguin album, after Savoy. Guitars were the mainstay of Savoy and Kim and the boys played them well.

Johnny: I would include Street Corner and Hellbound Train in my top 50 albums for sure.

Dan said...

BTW....I saw them in concert a couple years ago and they were excellent! If you ever see them in your area go. It was only $25 at a small venue here in Milwaukee. Well worth it.

kanishk said...

I gotta dig it out, dust it off, and spin it again for the first time.
Beat Maker

Tom C said...

This album was a HUGE influence to me when I was just starting to play guitar. I wore out the tape. That was 1973! "All I Can Do Is Cry" got my attention even before I started to play the guitar. Great album!

Julie J said...

I definitely love this album! My dad used to play it when I was a kid and I pretty much grew up liking everything he likes. My favorite off of this album is Street Corner Talking. The into of the song is just great xD

Anonymous said...

I discovered Savoy Brown later in life and was amazed to find that I had not heard of them. After a recent concert I had the priviledge of meeting Kim Simmonds and he told me that he was on a quest to become the best guitar player that he could be. In my opinion, he is already there.

Admin said...

I love Savoy Brown. Great band and Great song (tell mama) thanks for sharing this.

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