Georgie Fame

Georgie Fame (geboren als Clive Powell, 26 juni 1943) is een Engelse rhythm and blues en jazzzanger en keyboardspeler. Hij had een aantal grote hits in de jaren 60. Tegenwoordig treedt hij nog regelmatig op met tijdgenoten als Van Morrison en Bill Wyman.
Powell was born in Leigh, Lancashire, England. He took piano lessons from the age of seven and played piano for a band called the Dominoes in the evenings. After taking part in a singing contest at the Butlins Holiday Camp in Pwllheli, North Wales, he was offered a job there by the band leader, early British rock and roll star Rory Blackwell. Fame played piano for Billy Fury in his backing band, the Blue Flames. When the backing band got the sack at the end of 1961, it was re-billed as "Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames" and went on to enjoy great success with a repertoire largely of rhythm and blues numbers.
Fame continued playing into the 1970s, having a hit with "Rosetta" with his friend Alan Price in 1971, and they worked together extensively. In 1974, he reunited the Blue Flames and began to sing with European orchestras and big bands. The artist released two singles produced by Stock Aitken Waterman in 1986, a cover of Richie Cole's "New York Afternoon", (credited as Mondo Kané featuring Dee Lewis, Coral Gordon and Georgie Fame) and a cover of a Gilberto Gil track, "Samba", under his own name, for which he wrote the English-language lyrics. He became a member of Van Morrison's band, as well as his musical producer. He played keyboards and sang harmony vocals on "In the Days Before Rock 'n' Roll" from the album Enlightenment while recording and touring as a solo act. He played organ on Van Morrison's albums between 1989 and 1997 and starred at Terry Dillon's 60th-birthday party on 10 May 2008. Morrison refers to Fame in the line "I don't run into Mr. Clive" in his song "Don't Go to Nightclubs Anymore" on the 2008 Keep It Simple album. Fame was a founding member of Bill Wyman's band Rhythm Kings. He also worked with Count Basie, Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters, Joan Armatrading, and the Verve. Meer op Wikipedia

released March 29, 2000

Georgie Fame: Vocals
David Hazeltine: Piano
Peter Washington: Bass
Bob Malach: Saxophone
Louis Hayes: Drums
Ben Sidran: Vocals

released March 28, 1992

Georgie Fame: Piano, Organ, Vocals
Ronnie Cuber: Saxophone
Dr. John: Vocals
Will Lee: Bass
Chris Parker: Drums
Grady Tate: Drums
Peter King: Saxophone
Hugh McCracken: Harmonica
Mike Mainieri: Vibraphone
Bob Malach: Saxophone
Paul Shaffer: Organ
Stanley Turrentine: Saxophone
Phil Woods: Saxophone

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