Discovered by the famous guitarist Peter Lynch at the Nugget record store in 1980’s Boston, Barrence Whitfield and the Savages have combined the essence of rock n’ roll with the soul of blues into their own unique albums that everyone can enjoy. Having had the privilege to listen to their newest album, Thy Savage Soul – debuting this summer on August 13th – let me just say…get ready to be transported back into rock n’ roll prime.
The fusion on rock n’ roll and blues elements are woven through out the entire album, creating a fun, energetic summer album. Each song in the album is unique and speaks volumes to anyone willing to go on a journey to the 1950’s. With both fast and slow tempo songs, there is a tune to fit everyone’s fancy.
The album opens with “ The Corner Man”, an upbeat song reminiscing of Ray Charles and Little Richard. However, it would not be a Barrence Whitfield song with out a twist. This song has the beat to make you want to get up and dance and let’s not forget the infamous vocals of Mr. Whitfield.
Although the album transports you to a different time, there is no way today’s listeners would not enjoy this album. In fact, with the combination of rock and blues elements, these songs can comfortably fit into anyone’s summer playlist. It goes with out saying but Barrence Whitfield and the Savages are back with force and get ready for the inner savage of the soul to be reawakened. Thy Savage Soul will be released August 13 through Bloodshot Records. Get it.