The Savoy Brown Collection

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All Music Guide - Mike DeGagne
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mike DeGagne
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/20/1993
  • Label: Polydor / Umgd
  • UPC: 042284432825
  • Catalog Number: 844328
  • Sales rank: 276,233

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
Paul Young 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
Muddy Waters Composer
Barry Murray Producer
Terry Noonan Horn Arrangements
Joseph M. Palmaccio Mastering
Lonesome Dave Peverett Composer
Paul Raymond Producer
Harry Simmonds Producer
Kim Simmonds Composer, Producer
Neil Slaven Producer
Harry Vanda Composer
Norman Whitfield Composer
Tone Stevens Composer
Ben Cromer Liner Notes
Traditional Composer
George Young Composer
McKinley Morgan Composer
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