Wednesday 12 February 2014

Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown: Goin' To The Delta

Goin' To The Delta
Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown

It's been 10 months since we last reviewed Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown. Now they are back, with a self-confessed blend of ''Shuffles, Boogies and Blues'' in the true Delta tradition.

Goin' To The Delta is released today and it sees the group going all the way back to their roots.

''When I started the band back in 1965,'' says, Simmonds, ''the concept was to be a British version of a Chicago blues band.''

There's been a lot of water under the bridge since then, but the essential style, the core of what Savoy Brown set out to achieve, is still very much in evidence.

''Now we've come full circle...the songs, and playing, on this album are straightforward in focus and as basic as the blues should be.''

Track List

Laura Lee
Sad News
Nuthin' Like The Blues
When You've Got A Good Thing
Backstreet Woman
Goin' To The Delta
Just A Dream
Turn Your Lamp On
I Miss Your Love
Sleeping Rough
Going Back

All were written by Kim Simmonds.

Although Savoy Brown has seen many changes in personnel (only Simmonds has remained constant), the group on this album is essentially the same as it was for the last (live) album, Songs From The Road, namely: Kim Simmonds - guitar, vocals; Pat DeSalvo - bass, vocals; Garnett Grimm - drums.

With the rhythm section admirably anchoring each song, Kim's exemplary guitar is allowed free reign to wander wherever it feels like going.

Delta blues should, almost by definition, contain elements of the fiery, passionate, introspective and soulful. Savoy Brown repeatedly deliver the goods - and in style.

Stand out tracks:  Laura Lee; Nuthin' Like The Blues; Goin' To The Delta

Keep up to date with new and tour dates over at the official Savoy Brown website. There should be some exciting developments as the band countdown to their 50th anniversary!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

The legendary Kim Simmonds is on tour to support GOIN' TO THE DELTA
Can't wait to see him when he plays the Towne Crier in Beacon NY on Friday March 14th