вторник, 6 мая 2014 г.

Georgie Fame - Get Away (1966)

Artist: Georgie Fame
Album: Get Away
Label: Imperial Records
Catalog#: LP-9331
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: US
Released: 1966
Genre: Rock, Jazz Rock, Funk
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Bitrate: lossless
Duration: 00:37:34

Джорджи Фэйм, а его настоящее имя Клайв Пауэлл (Clive Powell) с 13 лет играет на клавишных в любительских ансамблях. Мальчика не интересует в жизни ничего, кроме музыки, и его родители с пониманием и надеждой присматриваются к своему юному гению. Талант Клайва привлекает внимание акулы британского шоу-бизнеса, импресарио Ларри Парнеса. Он устраивает шестнадцатилетнего Клайва в группу Билли Фюри «Блю Флеймз» (the Blue Flames). А заодно Ларри Парнес меняет неблагозвучное для сцены имя парня на Джорджи Фэйма. Именно под этим именем Клайв войдет в историю мирового ритм-энд-блюза. Именно на концертах Джорджи Фэйма в шестидесятых годах познакомились сразу две знаменитые рок-н-рольные семейные пары - Пол Маккартни и Линда, а также Роберт Плант и его первая жена Морин. Это говорит о том, что помимо особой, «чувствительной» атмосферы его концертов, Джорджи Фэйм был еще очень и очень популярен.

Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames funktioned as the house band of the now legendary Flamingo club in London from about 1963 to 1966, were they served an audience of mainly American GIs mixed with a handful of brave British boys. In a time when you rarely heard American soul hits on British radio (or any other European radio), Fame covered material from Stax, Atlantic etc. According to Fame, the first time he heard "Green Onions" was in fact not on the radio but when a GI brought the 7inch to the Flamingo. An experience that immediately triggered him to change from piano to organ.
What makes these cover versions vital even today - and in that they are similar to the Stones' early recordings of blues songs - is the enthusiasm and adoration the group has for it's source material. This exuberance is combined with a tightness and professionalism developed in many long nights at the Flamingo, which becomes especially clear on the album's b-side.
A wild and driving version of "See Saw" already announces what to expect of the album's second half and as soon as the needle drops on "Music Talk" and you hear the often-sampled opening drum-break, you know this is gonna be a party. There's not a dull moment following with the jubilating "Whole World Shakin' ", the jazzy "El Bandido", the irresistible "World Is Round" and raving covers of "The In Crowd" and "Last Night".
This is the American issue of what appeared on the British market as the group's third album, called "Sweet Things". Only "My Girl" and "Dr. Kitch" were replaced by "Get Away", Fame's big hit of the time, and "El Bandido". 

 • Side One:
A1. Get Away 2:32
A2. Sweet Thing 2:30
A3. Ride Your Pony 2:38
A4. Funny How Time Slips Away 3:10
A5. Sitting In The Park 3:25
A6. See Saw 2:44
  Side Two:
B1. Music Talk 3:19
B2. Last Night 5:06
B3. It's Got The Whole World Shakin' 3:10
B4. El Bandido 3:08
B5. The World Is Round 2:38
B6. The "In" Crowd 2:55

      Art Direction – Woody Woodward
      Design – Bernard Yeszin
      Producer – Denny Cordell

Georgie Fame - Hammond Organ, Vocal
Colin Green - Guitar
Glen Hughes - Baritone Sax
Peter Coe - Alto Sax
Eddie "Tan Tan" Thorton - Trumpet
Cliff Barton - Bass
John "Mitch" Mitchell - Drums
Speedy Acquaye - "African" Percussion

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