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Savoy Brown - Witchy Feelin’ album review

The best Blues you can get this month

Cover art for Savoy Brown - Witchy Feelin’ album

It’s hands-down the year’s spookiest album sleeve, and on Witchy Feelin’ Kim Simmonds is plainly not afraid of the dark. Thunder, Lightning & Rain is a rolling black sea of wah-wah guitar, the lugubrious title track creeps under your skin and Close To Midnight is as bereft as they come. The pick, though, is Why Did You Hoodoo Me, a reminder that Simmonds is still a blues guitarist from the top table.

Henry Yates
Henry Yates

Henry Yates has been a freelance journalist since 2002 and written about music for titles including The Guardian, The Telegraph, NME, Classic Rock, Guitarist, Total Guitar and Metal Hammer. He is the author of Walter Trout's official biography, Rescued From Reality, a music pundit on Times Radio and BBC TV, and an interviewer who has spoken to Brian May, Jimmy Page, Ozzy Osbourne, Ronnie Wood, Dave Grohl, Marilyn Manson, Kiefer Sutherland and many more.