Savoy Brown: Goin’ To The Delta Review

With their latest release, Goin’ To The Delta, Savoy Brown has provided another solid release, showcasing the groove, gritty vocals, and classic guitar playing that has made this British blues band legendary.

Naturally, the allure of this record is the fabulous guitar playing of bandleader Kim Simmonds.  Simmonds has been quite a name in the blues world for about the last 50 years, and with good reason: he’s simply a phenomenal player.  Kim’s voice and songwriting prowess are solid as well, and the combination provides for an all-around enjoyable listening experience.

The record kicks off with “Laura Lee,” a classic blues shuffle that is one of the most enjoyable tracks on the album.  Among the other highlights are the driving blues-rock tune “Nuthin’ Like the Blues,” “Cobra,” a driving instrumental, and “Just a Dream,” the only true slow blues track on the album, which Savoy Brown absolutely nails.

Really the only knock on this record is that there isn’t really any innovative material on the album.  The playing is good, the tunes are nice enough, but it’s a straight-ahead blues record without a lot of variety.  Bandleader Kim Simmons sums it up when he says, “Maybe Shuffles, Boogies and Blues should have been the album’s title; it’s certainly what you’ll be listening to for the next hour or so.”  Granted, all of the shuffles, blues, and boogies are solid and enjoyable, but if you’re looking for something adventurous, this probably isn’t the record for you.

The Review: 7.5/10

Can’t Miss Tracks

– Laura Lee
– Nuthin’ Like the Blues
– Cobra
– Just a Dream

The Big Hit

– Nuthin’ Like the Blues

Review by Nik Rodewald

Buy the album: Amazon | iTunes

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Bulk Email Sender