Savoy Brown's new release

Geoff Bell bellg@GOULBURN.NET.AU
Tue May 11 07:05:48 EDT 1999


I have just received a copy of Savoy Brown's latest CD. Titled 'The Blues
Keep Me
Holding On' out on the Mystic Music label
( http://www.mysticmusic.com )

Eleven tracks including seven originals.

The line-up is  Kim Simmonds (guitar/vocal), Nathaniel Peterson
(bass/vocal) and Tom Compton (drums).

There are a few guests on the CD, notably  Dave Maxwell (piano), Duke
Robillard (guitar) and Paul
Oscher (harp).

Produced by Kim Simmonds. Engineered by Ben Elliott. Recorded and Mixed at
Showplace Studios New Jersey.

A good mix of big shuffles, slow cruisey blues, funkier straight ahead
things, Simmonds even trots out the National Steel on 'Ain't No Need To
Worry'.
I don't think there will be too many in the global blues community reaching
for the 'barf' bags. There is something for nearly everyone.
The thing about this set is that it has not been over-produced like recent
releases from some of the 'big' labels.
Well played, catchy tunes. IMHO it wouldn't be out of place in a serious
blues collection. Even the done-to-death Dixon classic 'Little Red Rooster'
comes up big on this.
Savoy Brown have been part of the blues scene for over 30-years and going on
this they could well be part of it for another 30.

Geoff Bell



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