If you aren’t familiar with Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown, Simmonds formed the band in 1965 and has been the only member of the original line up. He had the reputation of hiring & firing musicians on a whim. 2 of their members in the late 60s went on to form Foghat - if you are familiar with Savoy Brown in that era, you can easily see that Foghat borrowed heavily from Savoy Brown
The new release is Goin’ To The Delta and from the previews on Amazon, its a keeper. Judging only from the previews and knowing Kim Simmonds abilities, I think this may turn out to be one of the best blues/rock albums available
I was really surprised when I found out a few months ago that Kim Simmonds was still performing. There are some good videos on him on youtube. It was actually the British bands like Savoy Brown that introduced me to the blues. The last time I saw them in concert was in 1972 along with Long John Baldry and pre-Buckingham/Nicks Fleetwood Mac, I think Lonesome Dave was the singer at the time. They had a singer in the early days named Chris Youlden who had one of the best blues voices, but he seems to have disappeared.
Keep rockin' the memories, GnLuy. I love it when I run across someone I forgot all about and see that they are still performing meaningful music and have not become caricatures of themselves.
I downloaded this album from Amazon last nite and it is 59 minutes and 59 seconds of electric blues any hard core fan would love to listen to. It is really good from start to finish and a $9.49 from Amazon, it is well worth it.
If you go to Savoy Brown's website and other sources, you will find that Kim has been very busy, not only with Savoy Brown but some acoustic albums as well. Savoy Brown may have had as much influence in the early days on British blues as Clapton but for some reason, all of the attention went to EC, Beck and Page. Great players but Kim Simmonds, Alvin Lee and Steve Marriott of Humble Pie never got the fanfare that they deserved.