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Savoy Brown — A Hard Way To Go
Album: Raw Sienna
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Released: 1970
Length: 2:15
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Ain't got time for doubts or fears
Ain't got time for shallow tears
Ain't got time to bare my soul
Because I still got a hard way to go

Said that you got a losing hand
Ain't no point in you raising sand
Ain't got time to bare your soul
Because I still got a hard way to go

And it's a crying shame
That you can't lay the blame
On anybody else but yourself

Wish that you had my sympathy
You ain't got no hold on me
And my heart is getting cold
And I still got a hard way to go

And it's a crying shame
That you can't lay the blame
On anybody else but yourself

And I still got a hard way to go
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 primm wrote:
{#Music} great track, great album, had this on the turntable few days ago ! thanks bill
 
I'm happy to hear this track on RP too. This was one of the 1000s of my dad's records I loved spinning as a kid.
Call it an 8 and I'll go +1 if I ever  re-obtain the vinyl.

LLRP and happy childhood memories!!
More cowbell!
It's nice hearing some SB on RP
I haven't heard Savoy Brown in years! ......Thanx RP!
{#Music} great track, great album, had this on the turntable few days ago ! thanks bill
One of my favorite LPs of that time, the art of chilling in the early 70's.  {#Guitarist}
you ever hear Chris Youlden's solo album "Nowhere Road"?
pretty good
here's a link to the entire album
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ot58g5HPyZ0 
outstanding : )
Savoy Brown was so popular around here that I knew people who thought they were from Detroit
also because of their music J Geils Band was like that too 

Bought this album when it first came out! Unfortunately it was lost in a house move about 15 years ago. I'm going to look on Amazon for the CD. Nice one Bill.
During the time of my favorite band member mix.  What a great album.

A friend got me this classic for my bday a few years back.  Great album.  Great memories!  Ah the 70s


Tell Mama, "Its a hard way to go."
I always thought this was a great underrated group.  Love this album and the Les Paul Custom work, yeah.
Yeah, baby!  Dancin' in my office chair!

In the same vein as others ... thanks Bill!
Wow! Great to hear these guys again. I date myself to say this but, I saw them live in Detroit at the Eastown Theatre (an old theatre with the sloped floors & all seats removed) on the same bill with Albert King and B.B.King. Might've been 1969. Probably their first north american tour. There was a blues resurgence going on. They opened the show, and everyone's eyes and ears!
Thank You!!!
Makes the trip easier when there's good rockin 
nice 1 Bill!
Ahh Yes ....... The good'ol days.
I dig it.

9.

Also makes me want to crank up some Atomic Rooster. 
Great band. I have this one (Raw Sienna) on vinyl and pull it out frequently. I may have to spin this one this evening
Actually from Raw Sienna, one of their very best, and one of my all time favs.   Every cut on the album is great.

1. A Hard Way To Go
2. That Same Feelin'
3. Master Hare
4. Needle And Spoon
5. A Little More Wine
6. I'm Crying
7. Stay While The Night Is Young
8. Is That So
9. When I Was A Young Boy
Another cool history lesson - Thanks B&R!
I love hearing 60's stuff I've never heard—-heard about them, but never any of their stuff.
Wow.  The Wiki page is an interesting read.  32 albums and a total of 45 various group members over the years.  

 i4niblind wrote:
What an exceptional afternoon of music today..  I think you're raising the bar for yourself Bill.  My eardrums are dancing.{#Bananajam}
 
Are you channeling romeotuma?  {#Roflol} This really is a great song, though... Savoy Brown was a little ahead of their time, I think - and now is the right time for them! {#Bounce}
Always dug this group.  My favorite song of theirs was I'm Tired.
My upload of Good Morning Little School Girl is stuck in perpetual "Reviewing" status in LRC
Almost forgot how good Savoy Brown was - nice to hear this again, makes me want to dig out the old vinyl copy.
{#Mrgreen}
 stkman wrote:
Are you sure about Peter Green? Am a big fan of both bands but don't recall Peter ever being in SB, he was in the Bluesbreakers with Mayall pre Mac
 
The Green God was never in Savoy Brown. He replaced EC in Mayall's Bluesbreakers before leaving to form Fleetwood Mac.

Dave Walker did SB vocal duties after Chris Youlden left. Walker was briefly with Fleetwood Mac during their Penguin LP days, but Mick subsequently felt he wasn't quite a right fit.

Youlden has a couple of solo releases. I've listened to them a couple of times because I really like Chris, but they're nothing like his work with SB.

SB is Kim Simmonds group, so a visit to https://www.savoybrown.com tells you about everything related to SB and Simmonds' solo projects.




 That_SOB wrote:

Savoy Brown has served as a sort of springboard for musicians to jump to other bands, like Peter Green to Fleetwood Mac, Andy Pyle to the Kinks, Stan Webb to Chicken Shack, Paul Raymond to UFO, and of course the Foghat connection ect.
S.B. is considered a British Blues Band in Europe, while many here in the US think of them as straight on R & R.  The innovative rock and roll they created has influenced hundreds of great musicians, and I hear they still tour although I have no idea who "they" are
after all these years.. The memories from their past work lives on and on.
 
Are you sure about Peter Green? Am a big fan of both bands but don't recall Peter ever being in SB, he was in the Bluesbreakers with Mayall pre Mac


Savoy Brown has served as a sort of springboard for musicians to jump to other bands, like Peter Green to Fleetwood Mac, Andy Pyle to the Kinks, Stan Webb to Chicken Shack, Paul Raymond to UFO, and of course the Foghat connection ect.
S.B. is considered a British Blues Band in Europe, while many here in the US think of them as straight on R & R.  The innovative rock and roll they created has influenced hundreds of great musicians, and I hear they still tour although I have no idea who "they" are
after all these years.. The memories from their past work lives on and on.
What an exceptional afternoon of music today..  I think you're raising the bar for yourself Bill.  My eardrums are dancing.{#Bananajam}
 jagdriver wrote:
Well, it's about FREAKIN' TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

More Savoy Brown, please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This track, and this LP (Raw Sienna) sure made junior year in HS more palatable.

 


{#Iamwithstupid}
saw Savoy Brown open for several bands and flat steal the show, great band and tight as a....... well nevermind

more Savoy Brown Please & thanks.......

Anybody have the chords to the bridge.....?


Well, it's about FREAKIN' TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

More Savoy Brown, please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This track, and this LP (Raw Sienna) sure made junior year in HS more palatable.

well this reminds ME of Frank Zappa...
A sweet part of a funky, smooth 60's infused set this morning. An RP morning, to be sure. This song is kind of like Three Dog Night meets Sonic Youth.
polkadude wrote:
Doesn't this have a great jazz vibe?
Yes, yes it does.
MUCH MORE COWBELL!!!
Doesn't this have a great jazz vibe?
More SB!
wferrier wrote:
The COWBELL is really, really satisfying. . .
Quite so.
MoM$CooKin wrote:
WoW...1st concert I went to as a 16 year back in 1972 was a double bill of Savoy Brown and the group Nice at Northeastern University Boston...Show was stopped short as guitarists were getting electrical shocks on stage. Make up concert was given at the club Tea Party...Thanks for the trip on the WayBack Machine Machine Mr Peabody....
Saw Savoy Brown on a triple bill with Joe Cocker & his Grease Band and Rod Stewart with the Faces in Fresno, CA. I believe it was back in 1972 or 1973. Smokin' show!!!
The COWBELL is really, really satisfying. . .
Groooooovy, baby.
liser wrote:
Kim Simmonds in concert is spectacular and I used to love the cover of "Looking In" - thanks, RP!
Bought my first Savoy Brown album (Lookin In) because of the cover.I've been a huge fan ever since.British blues at it's absolute best.
Cool transition from Kings of Leon to Savoy Brown. KOL could be modern successors to Savoy.
Kim Simmonds, now there is a guitarist!
MoM$CooKin wrote:
WoW...1st concert I went to as a 16 year back in 1972 was a double bill of Savoy Brown and the group Nice at Northeastern University Boston...
A year before that I saw them at a small college in Wooster. They were on the bill with Family. (Keith Emerson's) The Nice were also supposed to be there, but had just disbanded as ELP was formed. (This doesn't correlate with your date: I know it was '71 as I was a senior having a look at Boston University.) The breakup of the The Nice put Savoy Brown at the top of the bill, with the opening act now being a Russian outfit named Troika. In between was Family.

fredriley wrote:
Nice to hear a cow bell - you don't get those much on tracks these days.
Needs MORE cowbell!!
WoW...1st concert I went to as a 16 year back in 1972 was a double bill of Savoy Brown and the group Nice at Northeastern University Boston...Show was stopped short as guitarists were getting electrical shocks on stage. Make up concert was given at the club Tea Party...Thanks for the trip on the WayBack Machine Machine Mr Peabody....
Nice to hear a cow bell - you don't get those much on tracks these days.
I always thought these guys sounded a little cheesy. But I still liked them. I'll always like Hell Bound Train.
That Again !!!! mojoman wrote:
Boy, you can say that again!
I saw Savoy Brown in '72 at the Sunshine Inn in Asbury Park NJ - Kim Simmonds has to be one of the best guitarest I've ever seen.
marktberry wrote:
Okay oldsters, let what remains of our freak flags fly. There was indeed life before Foghat!
More importantly, there was life after Foghat. Ducking now... :propeller:
There are a couple of oldsters--excuse me, I mean contemporaries, bcs I'm one of them--who tour a bit now and again and are still really good. Kim Simmonds is one and Alvin Lee as well (more too, I'm sure).
mojoman wrote:
Boy, you can say that again!
"Again!!" I keep "Looking In" and "Raw Sienna" on my MP3 player. Perhaps they lacked a little polish in absolute terms but this is real music!!
marktberry wrote:
Okay oldsters, let what remains of our freak flags fly. There was indeed life before Foghat!
Kim Simmonds in concert is spectacular and I used to love the cover of "Looking In" - thanks, RP!
Okay oldsters, let what remains of our freak flags fly. There was indeed life before Foghat!
WOW, I love RP. Thanks for the Savoy Brown...time to dig up the vinyl. :cheers:
ThePoose wrote:
If we're going this far back, let's do Canned Heat.
I second that. I had forgotten about Savoy Brown. Nice to hear them again after all this time.
If we're going this far back, let's do Canned Heat.
wore out 2 copies of their "Jack the Toad" LP. Good to hear 'em again.
Yeah, cowbell!
mizgeee wrote:
now here's an underrated, underplayed band.
Boy, you can say that again!
now here's an underrated, underplayed band. play more of these guys, bill! brings me way back to my college days....
8) This band was at the Chicago Bluesfest in June. I missed their performance! :(
Spliff wrote:
One of the best forgotten bands.
I tried listening to some old Savoy Brown a while back. Time was not good to the music. A lot of it sounded a wee bit dated. Que Lastima...
this would be great followed by something by Greg Kurstin... anyone got any Geggy Tah or Action Figure Party to upload?
Great song from yesteryear. Originally released in 1970. Off their best albumn "Raw Sienna". I don't think the title had anything to do with minivans. Kim Simmonds still touring as Savoy Brown after almost 40 years.
Zygomatic wrote:
Man I have never heard this song before in my life, but it KICKS ASS. Thanks Bill.
Same here!
Boy, what a day. Dead End Street by the Kinks, Oh Well by Fleetwood Mac, and now Savoy Brown........ Bill is hitting us hard.
Spliff wrote:
One of the best forgotten bands.
There seem to be a lot of those types of groups here. I'm from motown, so I never forgot about 'em, baby.
One of the best forgotten bands.
Catchy and all, but it bugs me when the guitar plays the same melody as the singer is singing.
replace the jazz guitar with a hamond b organ, and you'd have an Action Figure Party Tune. i'd love to hear something from them.
I LOVE this song.
drH, The original album this came from was "Raw Sienna". It was probably done at least 3-4 albums before "Hellbound Train". The personnel of the band changed for "Street Corner Talking" and "Hellbound Train" and the albums that came after. drH wrote:
Oh baby, yes! Which album was this on? Hellbound Train? I wonder how many know that this band---sans the guitar player Kim Simmons---morphed into Foghat.
Oh baby, yes! Which album was this on? Hellbound Train? I wonder how many know that this band---sans the guitar player Kim Simmons---morphed into Foghat.
Fabulous. Don't mind my groovin' :wave:
A deeeeep cut! Puts those goddamned classic rock stations to shame...
Man I have never heard this song before in my life, but it KICKS ASS. Thanks Bill.
Wow, I'm to young to know these guys, but fortunately I DO! I'm a little under the weather today, yet, I cant..stop...grooving... THANKS RP!
Does this border on jazz? A great tune from a great band that got a lot of airplay on Detroit underground radio in the late 60\'s!
Great memories - one of the first bands I ever saw live.
Yeah, yeah, \"Hellbound Train.\" But far stronger, more compact and listenable is \"Train to Nowhere.\" Now that I think of it, this band had a bit of a train obsession. Mixed in well with their shuffle/boogie-woogie sound. So I agree, more Savoy Brown.
yeah, now we're talkin! :D