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Savoy Brown: Lookin' In, Lookin' Out

Dave Marsh, Circus, October 1970

IF THE BRITISH blues scene seems circular, both in terms of the way it has progressed over the last few years and in terms of the music itself, it's probably because it is. Most of the intuitive emotional feeling that black Americans have created in the blues has been lost in trans-Atlantic transition; worse, the English bluesmen have, by and large, substituted excess for excellence, glitter for emotion, glamour for the hunger which embodied what the blues have meant to the last few generations of American bluesmen.

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