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Barrance Whitfield

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    Barrence Whitfield and The Savages On World Cafe After a decade-long hiatus, the Boston outfit reunited in 2011; this year, it released Dig Thy Savage Soul. Here, the blues band plays a soulful, toe-tapping set live at the WXPN studios.
Barrance Whitfield And The Savages Back Together To Urge You To Dig Thy Savage Soul

December 19, 2013 - The fact that the original lineup of Barrance Whitfield and the Savages has reunited and put out a new album Dig Thy Savage Soul is noteworthy. It gives us the opportunity to sing the praises of this Boston band that packed clubs in that city with sweaty souls back in the 1980's.


The band was founded when R&B vocalist Barrance Whitfield met Peter Greenburg of the band The Lyres in a record store, where else. The band proceeded to put on fabulous shows with Barrance bar walking and in general making a spectacle of himself. They reunited after more than a decade apart in 2011 and joins us today.

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Just Moved In
Oscar Levant
I'm Sad About It

Recent Release: Dig Thy Savage Soul
Release Date: August 13, 2013
Label: Bloodshot Records

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Philly Local Covers 2014 Looking back on 2014, we asked some Philly local musicians to cover their favorite songs of the year. Listen to their studio recordings on The Key.

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