180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl! Georgie Fame's swinging, surprisingly credible blend of jazz and American R&B earned him a substantial following in his native U.K., where he scored three number one singles during the '60s and a top ten hit with Bonnie & Clyde in the States. Fame played piano and organ in addition to singing, and was influenced by the likes of Mose Allison, Ray Charles, Booker T and the MG's and Louis Jordan. Early in his career, he also peppered his repertoire with Jamaican ska and bluebeat tunes, helping to popularize that genre in England; during his later years, he was one of the few jazz singers of any stripe to take an interest in the vanishing art of vocalese, and earned much general respect from jazz critics on both sides of the Atlantic. This set finds him in a suaver, jazzier vein accompanied by a band made up of the cream of jazz musicians on the UK scene at the time. It was at this time, 1967 and 1968, that to much acclaim, he toured as featured vocalist with the Count Basie Orchestra throughout the UK & Europe.
Originally released in 1968, this reissue mastered by Ray Staff at Alchemy from the 1/4 inch master tape!
Features: • 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
Musicians: Ian Hamer, Derek Healey, Derek Watkins, Les Condon, Albert Hall, trumpets John Marshall, Gib Wallace, trombones Tony Coe, Tommy Whittle, Art Ellefson, Harry Klein, Ronnie Scott, Cyril Reubens, saxes Gordon Beck, keyboards John Mclaughlin, Terry Smith, guitar Phil Bates, bass Bill Eyden, durms
Selections: 1. The Ballad Of Bonnie and Clyde 2. When I'm Sixty Four 3. Ask Me Nice 4. Exactly Like You 5. Someone To Watch Over Me 7. Blue Prelude 8. Bullets Laverne 9. This Is Always 10. Side By Side 11. St. James Infirmary 12. Mellow Yellow