Savoy Brown- The British Blues-Rock Band With “Tell Mama”
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Featured on Savoy Brown’s seventh studio album Street Corner Talking, Tell Mama was its opening track and written by Paul Raymond & Kim Simmonds. This was the band’s first record since Lonesome Dave, Roger Earl, and Tone Stevens left to form Foghat. Simmonds was left to recruit new members for their new LP.
Listen to the song below.
In an interview with Martine Ehrenclou, Kim Simmonds talked about Savoy Brown’s longevity. He said, “I was married to the band. I started the band. I think that there was something there that was beyond me. There were times when I was just a figurehead and not really playing as big a part as I should have in many ways, because sometimes you have family, life gets in the way. But that’s probably being self-critical. The band just went on, and I just stuck to it.”
He added, “I hit some very low spots in my career and I was taking work on that other people perhaps wouldn’t do. But that’s just the way I am. I think that perhaps my stick-to-itiveness has brought the band through to this point, the name through to this point. It’s a mystery in many ways.”