Savoy Brown have been around since the big British blues boom of the mid-'60s, but they remain rather overlooked in the pantheon compared to their contemporaries in Cream, Fleetwood Mac or even Ten Years After. We're attempting to correct that with this list of the Top 10 Savoy Brown Songs.

Although they had a string of successful albums from the late ''60s through the early '70s, developed a reputation as high-octane live act due to their non-stop touring and are still going today, they never had the commercial breakthrough that those others bands did. Maybe it is because they never had a consistent lineup. While founder Kim Simmonds, the only constant member, still leads the band, few other members lasted more than a couple of albums. Three band members left to form the more successful Foghat. One singer split for Fleetwood Mac and another wound up in Molly Hatchet. A teenaged Bill Bruford had a short stint as their drummer in his pre-Yes days -- and the list goes on and on.

The current lineup of Simmonds, bassist Pat DeSalvo and drummer Garnet Grimm, have been together since 2009, and are still touring and recording. Their most recent effort, 2017's Witchy Feelin' reveals that Simmonds can still play a nasty guitar. He certainly deserves attention alongside Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton or Peter Green as guitar heroes who came out of that ‘60s English blues-rock scene. You can hear Simmonds’ playing prowess throughout this Top 10 list of Savoy Brown’s most memorable tunes.

10. "Lay Back in the Arms of Someone"
From: Rock ‘N’ Roll Warriors (1981)

In the early ‘80s, Simmonds brought aboard ex-Joe Perry Project singer Ralph Morman as lead vocalist, and the band’s sound became mainstream rock as exemplified in this rousing power ballad. The British band Smokie had previously charted in the U.K. with this song, which was written by the successful hit-making songwriting/producing duo Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn.

9. "Louisiana Blues"
From: Blue Matter (1969)

This is one of the concert recordings found on the half studio/half live Blue Matter album. Savoy Brown here takes this Muddy Waters tune on a wild nine-minute adventure, which is highlighted by Simmonds’ massive and monumental guitar solo that commands the middle of the song. You can see why they were known for their live performances.

8. "Run to Me"
From: Greatest Hits Live in Concert (1981)

Another Ralph Morman-sung power ballad that also was originally done by the British group Smokie, “Run to Me” stands as Savoy Brown’s highest-charting Billboard tune, reaching No. 68. The band, in fact, released their “greatest hit” for the first time on their Greatest Hits Live in Concert album.

7. "Train to Nowhere"
From: Blue Matter (1969)

This track, which leads off the band’s third album Blue Matter (their first album of 1969), rumbles along to thumping beat, with Simmonds’ guitar picking up steam along the way, driving the song home to its train whistle-punctuated finish.

6. "Tell Mama"
From: Street Corner Talking (1971)

Not to be confused with the “Tell Mama” famously covered by Etta James and Janis Joplin, this “Tell Mama” is a Savoy Brown original and a minor hit for the band. With Simmonds’ potent guitar leading the way, the bluesy rave-up features a Savoy Brown lineup stocked with former members of the U.K. blues outfit Chicken Shack and future (and fleeting) Fleetwood Mac and Black Sabbath vocalist Dave Walker.

5. "Savoy Brown Boogie"
From: A Step Further (1969)

Filling up the entire second side of Savoy Brown’s fourth album, this mammoth live number clocks in at over 22 minutes. As the band boogies along, they detour into “I Feel So Good,” “Whole Lotta Shakin',” “Little Queenie,” “Purple Haze,” and “Hernando's Hideaway.” The guys impressively never lose their way due to the tremendous guitar-work of Simmonds and Lonesome Dave Peverett and the entertaining showmanship of frontman Chris Youden.

4. "I’m Tired"
From: A Step Further (1969)

This funky little workout, hailing from Savoy Brown’s second album of 1969, reached No. 74 on the Billboard Hot 100. Kicking off dramatically with a blast of horns, it weaves in some Jimi Hendrix and Yardbirds influences while showcasing Simmonds’ nimble fretwork and singer Youden’s soulful vocals.

3. "All I Can Do"
From: Street Corner Talking (1971)

This song isn’t the old Etta James tune, although it shares the same line “All I can do is cry.” On this Savoy Brown original, the guys show off their mellower side and, at nearly 11 minutes, gives everyone – guitarist Simmonds, singer Walker, keyboardist Paul Raymond, bassist Andy Silvester and drummer Dave Bidwell – a chance to shine.

2. "Hard Way to Go"
From: Raw Sienna (1970)

Savoy Brown packs a big punch into this early ‘70s FM mini-hit that only pushes just past the two-minute mark. Propelled by Tony Stevens’ bass, the band hits a Santana-like Latin-blues groove that is elevated by Simmonds’ smooth and (for him) short for him guitar solo.

1. "Hellbound Train"
From: Hellbound Train (1972)

Savoy Brown has always loved long jams, and this one is Savoy Brown at their jamming best. This nine-plus minute epic starts slowly, letting the organ, bass and drum build momentum. Then just around halfway through, Simmonds finally jumps in, and his furious guitar work ignites the song into a blues rock frenzy.

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