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Savoy Brown is a British blues band formed in the 1960s, originally known as the Saveloy Brown Blues Band. Their 1969 single, Train to Nowhere (with singer Chris Youlden), was viewed by many as the last gasp of the blues scene in Great Britain. Although Savoy Brown never reached much acclaim in their home nation, they developed a loyal core following in the United States. In the 1960s and 1970s, the band managed to penetrate the Billboard Hot 100. Superstardom perpetually evaded them, perhaps in part because of their frequent lineup changes. Indeed, while the band is still active today, only one founding member, Kim Simmonds, has been with the band since the beginning. Guitarist “Lonesome” Dave Peverett, bassist Tony Stevens, and drummer Roger Earl went on to form Foghat. Original member and harmonica player John O’Leary is still active on the British blues circuit with The John O’Leary Band. Savoy Brown’s first album, Shake Down, featured lead vocalist Bryce Portius. Portius was one of the first black blues musicians to be a part of a British rock band. Another singer, Dave Walker, would later join Fleetwood Mac and Black Sabbath.

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  • rockopa53

    Hallelujeah Hellbound Train, roundabout 40 years later - KLASSIKER - !!!

    4 Aug 2:41pm Reply
  • Drazba

    Heard these guys back in the 80s, about 3years ago a friend started me with them again.

    30 Jan 11:15pm Reply
  • Drazba

    Classic

    30 Jan 11:12pm Reply
  • Aghruhl

    so good

    18 Mar 2013 Reply
  • tom_eskinc

    Correction... Joe Whiting is no longer with the band. They are currently playing as a 3 piece band with Kim, Pat and Garnett. Kim has taken on the vocals. .

    15 Feb 2013 Reply
  • tom_eskinc

    @WSteven, Savoy Brown is still alive and well and based out of upstate New York. Still one of the best live shows you'll ever see. New lineup adds a new dimension with Joe Whiting on vocals and sax. Pat deSalvo on bass and Garrett Grim on drums. Along with Kim's screaming guitar they're hard to beat live. Check their 2011 album 'Voodoo Moon' at Savoy Brown .com

    5 Dec 2012 Reply
  • CDPETE01

    never heard of these until earlier tonight and now I'm hooked bloody excellent.

    13 Jul 2012 Reply
  • WSteven

    wish they come back to the usa

    7 May 2012 Reply
  • TabooEv

    "Voodoo Moon" is awesome. [2]

    30 Apr 2012 Reply
  • WSteven

    Miss you Kim Simmons

    20 Dec 2011 Reply
  • zoborey

    Voodoo Moon album is fckin amazing.!

    19 Dec 2011 Reply
  • sloan1989

    A Man Alone 4life :)

    3 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Kriegertod

    "Voodoo Moon" is awesome.

    1 Dec 2011 Reply
  • JLucasACDC

    poor girl

    16 Nov 2011 Reply
  • donato_roque

    I was listening to Savoy Brown before I know what Blues is. I was listening to Savoy Brown before I know heartache and all that shit. Their music tells me now 'we told you so' but they are one hell of a band, then and now.

    8 Nov 2011 Reply
  • yvong_

    what a band! I cannot believe that they are coming to brazil.

    7 Nov 2011 Reply
  • salesman_mw1960

    If your feel'in "Tell Mama"

    6 Oct 2011 Reply
  • fevereb

    Marvellous. One of the most underrated bands ever...

    27 Aug 2011 Reply
  • xdreamx19

    these guys know how to boogie

    2 Jul 2011 Reply
  • DrSplash63

    I like the songs that Chris Youdlin wrote, plus his vocals...man that was Savoy Brown. But I have most of their vinyl.

    20 Jun 2011 Reply
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