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Boogie Brothers
Savoy Brown
Boogie Brothers
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
 
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1974 album for the British blues rock act. 9 tracks.

      
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All Artists: Savoy Brown
Title: Boogie Brothers
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram Int'l
Release Date: 1/25/2000
Album Type: Import
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Blues Rock, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR)
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 042284402224

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1974 album for the British blues rock act. 9 tracks.

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BOOGIE BROTHERS;BLAZING HOT GUITARS!
kevorkian | San Diego,California | 03/11/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"IN 1974-75 SAVOY BROWN,THE BOOGIE BROTHERS VERSION,PLAYED SAN DIEGO TWICE,IF YOU WERE'NT THERE YOU MISSED THE BIRTH OF THE THREE LEAD GUITAR,ROCK AND ROLL BAND.NOW YOU CAN HAVE A COPY OF THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE ON CD.UNLIKE MOST SAVOY BROWN MUSIC(WHICH I ENJOY)THIS ALBUMS LINE UP WAS WRITTEN MAINLY BY MILLER ANDERSON-MORE HEAVY ROCK IN WITH HIS BLUES-AND KIM SIMMONDS-UNDOUBTEDLY AT THE TOP OF GUITAR PLAYING BLUESMAN-STAN WEBB-THE THIRD MIGHTY GUITARIST ON THIS CD-WROTE ONE SONG ON THE BOOGIE BROTHERS,THE FINAL TWO BOOGIE BROTHERS-JIMMY LEVERTON PROVIDES THE BACKBONE BASS-ALONG WITH ERIC DYLAN'S RHYTHM SETTING DRUMS.THE FIRST FIVE SONGS ARE SMOKING HOT BLUES-ROCK TRACKS,SONG NUMBER SIX IS WHERE THE SMOKE BECOMES SMOLDERING,TRACKS SEVEN AND EIGHT ARE BLAZING HOT GUITAR BURNERS,AND THE NINTH TRACK IS THE PERFECT ENDING,(A SPARKLING CLEAN BLUES INSTRUMENTAL)FOR A TRULY HISTORIC,TRAILBLAZING GUITAR BAND CD.THIS IS A MUST HAVE CD FOR TRUE ROCK AND ROLLERS 70'S STYLE! THE BAND IS; SAVOY BROWN...THE CD IS; THE BOOGIE BROTHERS..."YOU RIPPED YOURSELF OFF YOUR NOT WHAT YOU WERE,YOUR ONLY A FOOL OR A ROCK AND ROLL STAR"...MILLER ANDERSON SURE CAN WRITE AND HIS VOCALS(NOTICE HIM ON IAN HUNTER'S OVERNIGHT ANGELS CLASSIC CD?) ADD AN AGRESSIVE EDGE,THAT COMPLIMENTS HIS OWN AND KIM SIMMONDS WRITTING STYLES...I KNOW YOU WILL ENJOY THE BOOGIE BROTHERS."
Motts Boogie Brothers
Kim Fletcher | Pattaya, Chonburi Thailand | 06/01/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Boogie", what a wonderful word, I mean it just reeks of debauchery, late nights, and partying. Boogie: just try and say it quietly, it just can't be done. Boogie is just a loud word, & normally proceeded by "Lets" it's been screamed from every Rock `n' Roll stage in the world. Well perhaps not the ones occupied by "West Life" but then we were talking about Rock `n' Roll anyway. In 1973 Kim Simmonds once again found himself in the position of his band Savoy Brown, being a one man band, him, after the others had jumped ship after an American tour promoting last album "Lions Share". Fortunately help was near at hand, as support band for the last line-up tour had been a hastily put together outfit called "Hemlock" fronted by Glaswegan looner Miller Anderson (formerly of Keef Hartley band) with a rhythm section of Jimmy Leverton & Eric Dillon (both ex Noel Redding's "Fat Mattress") They were quickly coerced into Savoy Brown & rehearsals proceeded at pace. Twiddling his guitar meanwhile in London was Stan Webb erstwhile leader of British Bluesters "Chicken Shack" who had recently gone the some way as the previous line up of Savoy Brown, Eyebrows were raised, thoughts were thought, and an invitation was issued for Mr. Webb to bring his guitar to the party, and the ultimate triple guitar British Super Boogie band was born under the monitor of Savoy Brown. Signed to Decca they wasted no time is getting the contents of their proposed long player down on tape. The ever prolific Miller Anderson penning most of the numbers, with one from Stan, a brace from Kim, and a marvelous tilt at the old chestnut "You Don't Love Me" by Elias McDoniel - A.K.A. Bo Diddley. Democratically the guitar playing is shared out through all the songs, with perhaps special mention for Kim's slide playing, Stan's pickin, and Miller's harmony play, but its when hats are thrown to the wind & everybody has a dip, that the album really works, it's the two extended songs at the end of the album that especially cook, the title cut & the aptly titled "Rock `n' Roll Star". But how can anybody possibly dislike a collection of songs when one is called "Everybody Loves a Drinking Man", not I for sure. "Threegy Blues" is a live studio take of three of the biggest British blues boom guitar player's all living out their dreams of being Hank Marvin, tennis rackets in front of the mirror anybody. So much talent could not be contained in one band & in a year they all went their own way again, leaving Kim Simmonds to pick up the pieces of Savoy Brown & carry on with new Savoyians in line up number 83 or was it 84, who cares, in the words of Spinal Tap, turn it up to 11 & Lets Booooogie. Mott the Dog."
The Whole Doesn't Equal the Sum of the Parts!
chris meesey Food Czar | The Colony, TX United States | 10/03/2003
(2 out of 5 stars)

"In 1974, after producing the pub-rock classic Jack the Toad, with a very English sound, Kim Simmonds switches gears once again and teams up with fellow guitar stars Stan Webb and Miller Anderson and comes up with an All-American-style boogiefest. In concert, this works very well (A good friend of mine saw their 1974 tour, said they were much better than headliners Deep Purple, and that they rocked and boogied nonstop for an hour with encores; for good measure, my friend even caught one of Stan Webb's guitar picks!), but on disc, the results sound forced and lame. Kim has since admitted that this time period was a dry spell for him, as he was not writing any good material, and it shows. The only two worthwhile numbers are Miller Anderson's excellent "Everybody Loves a Drinking Man" and Stan's hard rocking opener "Highway Blues". The rest of the tracks sound like Lynyrd Skynyrd leftovers; this album was one of two times (along with 1992's disasterous Let It Ride) SB attempted a "Redneck Rock" style and failed. "Threegy Blues" seeks to put matters right and close the set with a first-rate instrumental; however, the three guitarists (3G: threegy, get it?) are just getting good and warmed up when the track fades out! That pretty well sums up this entire album: High expectations and (relatively) little payoff. Not to worry: All three guitarists are still working today (2003): Kim, with edition #897 of Savoy Brown, Stan Webb, still with Chicken Shack (in fact, Chicken Shack and SB just played a gig together in England, along with the Groundhogs), and Miller Anderson now holding down the guitar slot with Sixties icon Spencer Davis. Ah, well, a great album from these three was just not meant to be. Boogie on, guys!!"