A Step Further

A Step Further

by Savoy Brown


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A Step Further

With Kim Simmonds and Chris Youlden combining their talents in Savoy Brown's strongest configuration, 1969's A Step Further kept the band in the blues-rock spotlight after the release of their successful Blue Matter album. While A Step Further may not be as strong as the band's former release, all five tracks do a good job at maintaining their spirited blues shuffle. Plenty of horn work snuggles up to Simmonds' guitar playing and Youlden's singing is especially hearty on "Made up My Mind" and "I'm Tired." The first four tracks are bona fide Brown movers, but they can't compete with the 20-plus minutes of "Savoy Brown Boogie," one of the group's best examples of their guitar playing prowess and a wonderful finale to the album. This lineup saw the release of Raw Sienna before Lonesome Dave Peverett stepped up to the microphone for Looking In upon the departure of Youlden, but the new arrangement was short lived, as not long after three other members exited to form Foghat. As part of Savoy Brown's Chris Youlden days, A Step Further should be heard alongside Getting to the Point, Blue Matter, and Raw Sienna, as it's an integral part of the band's formative boogie blues years.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/29/1990
Label: Polydor / Umgd
UPC: 0042284401524
catalogNumber: 844015
Rank: 24676

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Savoy Brown   Primary Artist,Hand Clapping
Kenny Wheeler   Trumpet
Bob Hall   Piano,Trumpet,Violin
Don Lusher   Trombone
Mike Vernon   Percussion,Bells,cowbell
Chris Youlden   Trumpet,Violin,Vocals
Eddie Blair   Trumpet
Bradley   Violin
Raymond Davis   Flugelhorn,Horn
Roger Earl   Trumpet,Violin,Conga,Drums,Vocals
John Edwards   Trombone
Bob Efford   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Bobby Haughey   Flugelhorn,Horn
Don Honeywell   Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Butch Hudson   Trumpet
Rex Morris   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Terry Noonan   Conductor
Lonesome Dave Peverett   Guitar
Phil Reid   Violin
Lionel Ross   Cello
John Shineborne   Cello
Kim Simmonds   Guitar,Harmonica,Trumpet,Violin,cowbell
Tony Stevens   Bass,Percussion
Charles Vorzanger   Violin
Tone Stevens   Bass,Trumpet,Violin,Conga,Drums
David Bellman   Viola
Percy Coates   Violin
Jack Fields   Violin
Maurice Loban   Viola
John Meek   Viola
John Ronayne   Violin
Louis Rose   Viola
John Tonayne   Violin
Don Honeywill   Baritone Saxophone
Lonesome Dave   Guitar,Trumpet,Violin
Louis Rosen   Viola

Technical Credits

Mike Vernon   Producer
David Grinsted   Engineer
Terry Noonan   Arranger
John Tracy   Liner Notes

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