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Savoy Brown: Blues All Around

Read "Blues All Around" reviewed by Doug Collette


In keeping with this Savoy Brown album title, Blues All Around, Juan Junco's front cover photo looks like one of those rare painting that captures the essence of its subject. It is a ghostly apparition of an image, with the late guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Kim Simmonds shown wringing notes from a Gibson Flying-V, immersed in the emotion(s) of the moment. As such, it's an ideal summation of the creative process behind this forty-second album by the seminal blues-rock band that originated in ...

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Savoy Brown: Ain't Done Yet

Read "Ain't Done Yet" reviewed by Doug Collette


Kim Simmonds might not be quite as highly regarded in the contemporary blues milieu as “The Godfather of British Blues," John Mayall, but the former's forty-first album under the Savoy Brown monicker suggests he ought to be. As his profile has risen over the last five years, commensurate with his increased activity on the road and in the studio, this once and future (perpetual?) leader of the seminal band has come to be the definition of dignity and discipline and ...

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Savoy Brown: City Night

Read "City Night" reviewed by Doug Collette


Savoy Brown's City Night is a declarative return to the blues after the group digressed into more rock-oriented territory on Witchy Feelin' (Ruf Records, 2017). As a result, this album under the aegis of founder and titular leader Kim Simmonds has more in common with The Devil to Pay (Ruf Records, 2015), an equally uncompromising tribute to his roots. As on the previous album, the once and future Savoy Brown bandleader does continues to half-mumble like Dire Straits' ...

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Savoy Brown: Witchy Feelin'

Read "Witchy Feelin'" reviewed by Doug Collette


Even though the impact of the music isn't any less potent, the artist designation for Witchy Feelin' is notably different than that of the prior album by Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown. In an act of combined humility and self-confidence on the part of the leader, the billing goes wholly to the band and that spirit of generosity bespeaks their unity and devotion to each other as an ensemble, not to mention a loyalty to the blues genre that dates ...


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