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Getting to the Point with Kim Simmonds: The Savoy Brown Interview, Part Four

Continued from Part Three… In many ways, Witchy Feelin’ hearkens back to the band’s most well-known period. As displayed on the cover of its last few album, the lettering of the band name is nearly identical to the stylized lettering used on Looking In. But beginning with 2014’s Goin’ to the Delta and continuing to

Getting to the Point with Kim Simmonds: The Savoy Brown Interview, Part Three

Continued from Part Two… Overseas, it was a different story. The band made a point of touring regularly in the United States, building a loyal fan base in the process. But Simmonds says that the group’s prominence on American stages was only part of the key to its success there. “Touring is important, but it

Getting to the Point with Kim Simmonds: The Savoy Brown Interview, Part Two

Continued from Part One… Released in the UK only, Savoy Brown’s debut album Shake Down was a collection of eleven songs; all but one (guitarist Martin Stone’s “The Doormouse Rides the Rails”) were classic blues covers. But a mere ten months later, Getting to the Point was released; more than half of that album featured

Getting to the Point with Kim Simmonds: The Savoy Brown Interview, Part One

An edited version of this feature appeared in Record Collector. Savoy Brown was among the first groups to kick off the British blues boom of the 1960s. Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated and John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers were already on the scene by 1965 when guitarist Kim Simmonds put Savoy Brown together, but the widespread explosion of