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Savoy Brown


Savoy Brown - Raw Live 'N' Blue - 2001 - Akarma Italy

Most if not all of the tracks on "Raw Live 'N' Blue" have been already released on other Savoy Brown albums and compilations. The first disc contains live material recorded on June 27th, 1981 at the Rainbow Music Hall, Denver, Colorado. The second disc features studio sessions from 1980 plus the bonus track 'Run To Me'. CD 1 is a great album which shows this legendary band at their blues boogiein' best. CD 2 contains mostly studio versions and do not necessarily represent SB's best '80's work. However, the music is still top notch, and anything by Kim Simmonds and/or Savoy Brown is worth a listen. Listen to SB's "Blue Matter", "Raw Sienna", "Live at the Record Plant", and "Looking In" albums. Search this blog for more Savoy Brown info.


CD 1

1 Street Corner Talkin' - Simmonds 4:38
2 I'm Tired - Youlden 2:47
3 Hellbound Train - Simmonds 9:18
4 Train to Nowhere - Simmonds, Youlden 4:04
5 I Can't Get Next to You - Strong, Whitfield 4:43
6 All I Can Do Is Cry - Simmonds 7:43
7 Needle and Spoon - Youlden 2:58
8 Tell Mama - Raymond, Simmonds 13:22
9 Wang Dang Doodle - Dixon 5:30
10 Louisiana Blues - Morganfield 4:25
11 The Boogie - Simmonds 6:34

CD 2

12 Cold Hearted Woman - Chatman 2:39
13 Georgie - Simmonds 2:52
14 Bad Breaks - Simmonds 5:43
15 Don't Tell Me I Told You - Simmonds 2:44
16 This Could Be the Night - Simmonds 4:02
17 Lay Back in the Arms of Someone - Simmonds 4:19
18 Shot Down by Love - Simmonds 3:04
19 Bad Girls (Make Me Feel Good) - Blackmore, Glover 3:37
20 Got Love If You Want It - Simmonds 3:16
21 Nobody's Perfect - Blacker, Simmonds 3:36
22 Run to Me - Norman, Spencer 3:45


Kim Simmonds - Guitar, Vocals, Slide Guitar
Barry Paul - Guitar, Guitar (Rhythm), Vocals
Tom Boxwell - Guitar
John Humphrey - Bass, Vocals
Peter Schless, John Sinclair - Keyboards
Keith Boyce - Drums
Andrea Robinson, Sue Richman, Ralph Mormon, Linda Lawley, Riba Gleich - Vocals


Part of the late-'60s blues-rock movement, Britain's Savoy Brown never achieved as much success in their homeland as they did in America, where they promoted their albums with nonstop touring. The band was formed and led by guitarist Kim Simmonds, whose dominating personality has led to myriad personnel changes; the original lineup included singer Bryce Portius, keyboardist Bob Hall, guitarist Martin Stone, bassist Ray Chappell, and drummer Leo Manning. This lineup appeared on the band's 1967 debut, Shake Down, a collection of blues covers. Seeking a different approach, Simmonds dissolved the group and brought in guitarist Dave Peverett, bassist Rivers Jobe, drummer Roger Earl, and singer Chris Youlden, who gave them a distinctive frontman with his vocal abilities, bowler hat, and monocle. With perhaps its strongest lineup, Savoy Brown quickly made a name for itself, now recording originals like "Train to Nowhere" as well. However, Youlden left the band in 1970 following Raw Sienna, and shortly thereafter, Peverett, Earl, and new bassist Tony Stevens departed to form Foghat, continuing the pattern of consistent membership turnover. Simmonds collected yet another lineup and began a hectic tour of America, showcasing the group's now-refined bluesy boogie rock style, which dominated the rest of their albums. The group briefly broke up in 1973, but re-formed the following year. Throughout the '80s and '90s Simmonds remained undeterred by a revolving door membership and continued to tour and record. Their first album for the Blind Pig label, Strange Dreams, was released in 2003. Steel followed in 2007 from Panache Records. © Steve Huey © 2010 Rovi Corporation. All Rights Reserved http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:3vfexq95ldhe~T1