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KIM SIMMONDS JAZZIN' ON THE BLUES Kim has launched his own label, Panache Records, with this instrumental CD. Known as the founder and continuing leader of the legendary blues/rock band Savoy Brown and with a star on the Rock Walk Of Fame, Kim Simmonds is recognized globally as one of the world's finest guitar players. On JAZZIN' ON THE BLUES Kim shows off his acoustic playing with a beautiful mix of jazz and blues. He plays Guitar, Harmonica and Bass on the album. Kim wrote all the tunes except for tasty covers of She's A Woman (Lennon/McCartney) True Blue (Doggett/Butler) and Shop Around (Robinson/Gordy) The cover of JAZZIN' ON THE BLUES is a painting by Mr

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Doug Collette's Best Releases Of 2020

Read "Doug Collette's Best Releases Of 2020" reviewed by Doug Collette


Given the challenging year that was 2020, “Best of..." lists may turn out to be the high points of the last twelve months. Certainly there were times in the spring when it seemed as though a drought of new music might be inescapable, but as summer turned to fall, the titles kept rolling out, with the ...

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Ain't Done Yet

Label: Quarto Valley Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: All Gone Wrong; Devil’s Highway; River On The Rise; Borrowed Time; Ain’t Done Yet; Feel Like A Gypsy; Jaguar Car; Rocking in Louisiana; Soho Girl; Crying Guitar.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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JAZZIN' ON THE BLUES

Label: Panache
Released: 2017
Track listing: Dancing On A Memory; Walking The Guitar; Theme For Deborah; Surrender; Jazzin' On The Blues; The Maze; She's A Woman; Rollin' The Blues; Nightliner; True Blue; Shop Around; Fascination

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Article: Year in Review

Jim Worsley's Best Releases of 2017

Read "Jim Worsley's Best Releases of 2017" reviewed by Jim Worsley


As 2017 was another exceptional year in new music, choosing the recordings that rise above is a daunting task. It is also a lot of fun. Yes, such “drudgery" to listen to countless strong musical efforts from artists all over the world. The vast spectrum of seasoned pros, to new blood, and everything in between provided ...

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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 ...

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Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown: The Devil to Pay

Label: Ruf Records
Released: 2015
Track listing: Ain't Got Nobody; Bad Weather Brewing; Grew Up In The Blues; When Love Goes Wrong; Oh Rosa; The Devil To Pay; Stop Throwing Your Love Around; Snakin'; Got An Awful Feeling; I've Been Drinking; Watch My Woman; Whiskey Headed Baby; Evil Eye.

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Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown: The Devil to Pay

Read "Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown: The Devil to Pay" reviewed by Doug Collette


John Mayall may remain the so-called 'Godfather of British Blues," but if that's so, then Kim Simmonds is certainly his consigliere. After all, Simmonds did mentor three members of Foghat, among other stalwarts of the the British blues boom of the late Sixties. And like Mayall, Simmonds has followed a similar path of regular touring and ...


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