Shake Down/Getting to the Point

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All Music Guide
BGO brings together the first two Savoy Brown albums in this double-disc set to great effect. Much of Shake Down, recorded in 1968, has been forgotten -- which is easy to do given that virtually the entire band turned over after its release, including singer Bryce Portius who was replaced on Getting to the Point by the great Chris Youlden. On the former album, Portius relies on the early Yardbirds philosophy to try and phrase like the great bluesmen -- from Howlin' Wolf to John Lee Hooker. It doesn't actually work. On the latter set, Youlden, with bassist Tony Stevens, drummer Roger Earle, second guitarist Kim Simmonds and bandleader Lonesome Dave Peverett, dug deep into songwriting and interpreting the blues their ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
BGO brings together the first two Savoy Brown albums in this double-disc set to great effect. Much of Shake Down, recorded in 1968, has been forgotten -- which is easy to do given that virtually the entire band turned over after its release, including singer Bryce Portius who was replaced on Getting to the Point by the great Chris Youlden. On the former album, Portius relies on the early Yardbirds philosophy to try and phrase like the great bluesmen -- from Howlin' Wolf to John Lee Hooker. It doesn't actually work. On the latter set, Youlden, with bassist Tony Stevens, drummer Roger Earle, second guitarist Kim Simmonds and bandleader Lonesome Dave Peverett, dug deep into songwriting and interpreting the blues their own way. Youlden's totally unusual voice made that possible whether he was singing a standard such as Muddy Waters' "Honey Bee," or Willie Dixon's "You Need Love" or the smoky , steamy original tunes like "Flood in Houston," and "Mr. Downchild." Hopefully this means that BGO -- one of the coolest labels in the reissue biz -- will be bring out remastered versions of all the Savoy Brown classics.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/6/2005
  • Label: Bgo - Beat Goes On
  • EAN: 5017261206770
  • Catalog Number: 677
  • Sales rank: 39,598

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Savoy Brown Primary Artist
Bob Hall Piano
Chris Youlden Vocals
Ray Chappell Bass Guitar
Roger Earle Drums
Rivers Jobe Bass Guitar
Lonesome Dave Peverett Rhythm Guitar
Kim Simmonds Guitar
Martin Stone Guitar
Leo Mannings Drums
Dave Peverett Guitar
Brice Portius Vocals
Ray Chappell Bass Guitar
Technical Credits
John Lee Hooker Composer
Mike Vernon Producer, Audio Production
Chris Youlden Composer
Roy Baker Engineer
Gus Dudgeon Engineer
Neil Slaven Liner Notes
Andrew Thompson Remastering
John O'Regan Liner Notes
Traditional Composer
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