2019 – Quarto Valley Records
By Phillip Smith; September 23, 2019
I’m happy to hear anything by the British blues-master Kim Simmonds and his band Savoy Brown. Their latest release City Night, is no exception. This is the fortieth album from them, and is another smash hit record. With bassist Pat DeSalvo and drummer Garnet Grimm holding down the rhythm section, Simmonds takes charge as he does and delivers yet another round of stellar original straight-up, nose-to-the-grind blues.
Simmonds’ searing guitar licks, joined with a fearless driving beat, kicks this treasure-trove of blues-rock off with “Walking On Hot Stones”. It is scorching and fantastic. I love “Conjure Rhythm”, with its hypnotic hoodoo pulse. “Hang in Tough” is a rugged rocker of hard-hitting blues which cuts to the bone. A feel-good mood is set by title-track “City Night”, and fully enjoyed. It’s so great to hear Simmonds wail on guitar. Simmonds nicely closes the album out with a heavy dose of blues in the fabulous “Ain’t Gonna Worry”.
It’s amazing how Savoy Brown just keeps getting better and better with each release. City Night is as good as it gets. Blues fans are sure to enjoy this record.
Other PhillyCheeze reviews of Savoy Brown
Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown - Goin’ to the Delta - https://phillycheezeblues.blogspot.com/2014/02/kim-simmonds-and-savoy-brown-goin-to.html
Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown - The Devil to Pay - https://phillycheezeblues.blogspot.com/2015/11/kim-simmonds-and-savoy-brown-devil-to.html
Kim Simmonds - Jazzin’ on the Blues - https://phillycheezeblues.blogspot.com/2017/09/kim-simmonds-jazzin-on-blues.html
Savoy Brown - Witchy Feelin’ - https://phillycheezeblues.blogspot.com/2017/09/savoy-brown-witchy-feelin.html
#346 : Savoy Brown - You Should Have Been There! - https://phillycheezeblues.blogspot.com/2018/08/346-savoy-brown-you-should-have-been.html
#356 : Savoy Brown w/ The Satterfield – Erickson Project - Oct. 7, 2018 - https://phillycheezeblues.blogspot.com/2018/10/356-savoy-brown-w-satterfield-erickson.html
For more information about the artist, visit this website: www.savoybrown.com
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