Recorded in just thirty hours, Shake Down was released in September 1967. This debut studio album by the British Blues Rock band Savoy Brown is a collection of blues covers. It features songs penned by Willie Dixon, B.B. King, John Lee Hooker or Freddie King. The band was formed and led by legendary blues guitarist Kim Simmonds.
After their breakup in 1971, British Hard Rock Pioneers went right back to what they know best, with Paul Rodgers bearing his blues-Rock to Paul Kossof's gloomy electric guitar. Tracks like "Little Bit of Love," "Soldier Boy," and "Travelling Man" come out on top as some of the band's most emotive material, proving that had no real effect on their chemistry.