Savoy Brown Collection

The Savoy Brown Collection

by Savoy Brown
     
 
With one of the smoothest and most compelling guitarists of the blues-rock style, Savoy Brown and the finger wizardry of Kim Simmonds unleashed some of the smoothest and most mesmerizing rock & roll of the 1970s. Their ingenious blend of contented blues and hard-edged rock resulted in some wholesome yet

Overview

With one of the smoothest and most compelling guitarists of the blues-rock style, Savoy Brown and the finger wizardry of Kim Simmonds unleashed some of the smoothest and most mesmerizing rock & roll of the 1970s. Their ingenious blend of contented blues and hard-edged rock resulted in some wholesome yet somewhat bypassed guitar music. The Savoy Brown Collection is a two-disc compilation that takes their best tunes from 14 different albums and presents the listener with a sufficient amount of material that never becomes tiresome. Some of the meatier material comes from 1971's Street Corner Talking, like the ultra-smooth "I Can't Get Next to You" and Willie Dixon's "Wang Dang Doodle." Equally impressive is the haunting "Poor Girl" or the desperate guitar cry of "Leavin' Again," both from the sensational Looking In album. The real treasures are the lone tunes taken from some of their lesser-known albums. "I'm Tired," from A Step Further, emanates pathos through instrumentation, while "Stranger Blues" is a startling example of prime guitar manipulation. Early material from albums like Shake Down and Blue Matter have former lead singer Chris Youlden at the helm, who departed before the Looking In album, replaced by Lonesome Dave Peverett who later formed Foghat. Overshadowed by bands like the Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin, Savoy Brown didn't get the acclaim they actually deserved. Rightfully so, the words "Featuring Kim Simmonds" are underneath the title of this two CD set, since his craftsmanship is truly the heart of this talented band. Everything that is even the least bit important from this group is strewn across this compilation.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/20/1993
Label:
Polydor / Umgd
UPC:
0042284432825
catalogNumber:
844328

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. I Ain't Superstitious
  2. Shake 'Em Down
  3. Stay With Me Baby
  4. Mr. Downchild
  5. Train to Nowhere
  6. She's Got a Ring in His Nose and a Ring on Her Hand
  7. Louisiana Blues
  8. Made up My Mind
  9. I'm Tired
  10. A Hard Way to Go
  11. Needle and Spoon
  12. Stay While the Night Is Young
  13. Poor Girl
  14. Money Can't Save Your Soul
  15. Sunday Night
  16. Leavin' Again

Disc 2

  1. Tell Mama
  2. I Can't Get Next to You
  3. Street Corner Talking
  4. All I Can Do
  5. Wang Dang Doodle
  6. Hellbound Train
  7. Shot in the Head
  8. Second Try
  9. Coming Down Your Way
  10. Everybody Loves a Drinking Man
  11. Stranger Blues
  12. Walkin' and Talkin'
  13. Double Lover

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Savoy Brown   Primary Artist
Kenny Wheeler   Trumpet
Bob Hall   Piano
Don Lusher   Trombone
Miller Anderson   Guitar,Vocals
Sue Glover   Background Vocals
Sunny Leslie   Background Vocals
Jackie Lynton   Vocals
Chris Youlden   Vocals
Stan Sulzmann   Soprano Saxophone
Ron Berg   Percussion
Dave Bidwell   Drums
Eddie Blair   Trumpet
Ray Chappell   Bass
Raymond Davis   Flugelhorn
Eric Dillon   Drums
Roger Earle   Drums
John Edwards   Trombone
Bob Efford   Tenor Saxophone
Ian Ellis   Bass,Background Vocals
Terry Flannery   Trombone
Bobby Haughey   Flugelhorn
Don Honeywell   Baritone Saxophone
Butch Hudson   Trumpet
Rivers Jobe   Bass
Jim Leverton   Bass,Background Vocals
Leo Manning   Drums
Keith Martin   Trombone
Alan Moore   Trombone
Rex Morris   Tenor Saxophone
Barry Murray   Percussion
Brian Perrin   Trombone
Lonesome Dave Peverett   Guitar
Bryce Portius   Vocals
Andy Pyle   Bass
Andy Rae   Bass,Vocals
Paul Raymond   Guitar,Keyboards
Frank Ricotti   Percussion
Andy Silvester   Bass
Kim Simmonds   Guitar,Piano,Slide Guitar
Martin Stone   Guitar
Derek Wadsworth   Trombone
Dave Walker   Vocals
Tone Stevens   Bass
Tom Farnell   Drums

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
Miller Anderson   Composer
Jackie Lynton   Composer
Barrett Strong   Composer
Mike Vernon   Producer,Horn Arrangements
Chris Youlden   Composer,Producer
Savoy Brown   Producer,Horn Arrangements
Ian Ellis   Composer
Robert John "Mutt" Lange   Producer
Barry Murray   Producer
Terry Noonan   Horn Arrangements
Lonesome Dave Peverett   Composer
Paul Raymond   Producer
Harry Simmonds   Producer
Kim Simmonds   Composer,Producer
Neil Slaven   Producer
Norman Whitfield   Composer
Tone Stevens   Composer
Ben Cromer   Liner Notes
Traditional   Composer
George Young   Composer

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