20 Beat Classics
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The best compilation of Fame's work, finding his R&B-jazz fusion at its most potent (and most commercially successful) on these 20 cuts from the mid-'60s. Like a Mose Allison for the British Invasion, Fame sings and plays with a soulful verve on this set of blue-eyed soul. Includes the #1 British hits "Yeh Yeh" and "Get Away," although "Ballad Of Bonnie And Clyde" is missing.
I was 16 when I first heard Mr Fame at the Flamingo Club in Wardour St and this album takes me back 44 years.Georgie is a national treasure and it's about time he was fully recognised. His voice is wonderful and phrasing as good as any. The songs are varied but include his main hits and some of my personal favourites from his live sessions. Now can we get "Live at the Flamingo" on CD.....it's an atmospheric album that deserves a wider audience
Ill agree with the 2 reviews above, its pure quality. Im a bit younger than the gentleman above and Im jealous,id have loved the chance to spend a night at the Flamingo!
As above, i also am to young to have seen Geogie live, i heard him through my eldest brother and was instantly hooked on him. I dare anyone to NOT like this man, his voice just hits a spot in your heart, long live Georgie Fame!!!
Born: 26 June 1943 in Leigh, England
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s