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Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown

Goin' To The Delta

2014-03-10

Guitar great Kim Simmonds will celebrate 50 years with Savoy Brown next year and the best way to sum up the sounds on this new disc is the following quote from Kim. "When I started the band back in 1965, the concept was to be a British version of a Chicago blues band. Now, here we are in 2014, and once again, the music on this recording echoes the blues sounds of Chicago." At age 66 Kim's guitar and vocals match and at times exceed the classic Savoy Brown days in the late 60's & 70's. This is a straight blues disc with 12 original tracks and though encompassing a full sound it is kept to Kim on guitar and vocals, Pat DeSalvo on bas and Garnet Grimm on drums. The CD begins with the upbeat roadhouse sounds of Laura Lee and then slows back with "Sad News" & "Nuthin' Like The Blues", a blues track about the blues. One of the real highlights is the instrumental "Cobra" that will get your adrenaline going and salivating for more. The title track "Goin' To The Delta" has a rocking Texas blues feel and is followed by the slow blues burner "Just A Dream". This CD concludes with all the energy that it began with in "Going Back". This disc is blues guitarist dream from one of the best in the genre. Reviewed By: Gregg Saur

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