Georgie Fame

"Yeh Yeh"


SHORT BIOGRAPHY:

At the age of 16 Georgie Fame ( born: Clive Powell ) entered into a management agreement with Larry Parnes. Fame was already playing piano for Billy Fury in a backing band called the Blue Flames, which later became billed as "Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames". The band had great success with rhythm and blues.
Fame's greatest success was "The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde" in 1968, which was a number one hit in the United Kingdom, and No.7 in the United States; Fame also had UK number one hits with "Yeh Yeh" (1965) and "Get Away" (1966).
Fame continued playing into the 1970s, having a hit, "Rosetta", in 1971. Georgie Fame recorded "Rosetta" with a close friend, Alan Price, ex-keyboard player of The Animals, and they worked together extensively for a time. He has also toured as one of the Rhythm Kings, with his friend, Bill Wyman, playing bass.
From the late 1980s, until the 1997 album The Healing Game, Fame was a core member of Van Morrison's band, as well as his musical producer, playing keyboards and singing harmony vocals on tracks like "In the Days before Rock 'n' Roll", whilst still recording and touring as an artist in his own right. He frequently plays residences at jazz clubs, such as Ronnie Scott's. He has also played organ on Starclub's album. Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames were the only act from the UK to be invited to perform with the first Motown Review when it hit London in the mid-'60s.
Fame has also collaborated with some of music world's most successful music names. He played organ on all of the Van Morrison albums between 1989-1997, and served as the musical director. Fame was also founding member of Bill Wyman's early band Rhythm Kings and he has also worked with the likes of Count Basie, Alan Price, Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran, Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters, Joan Armatrading and the band The Verve.


Discography :


1. Rhythm and Blues at the Flamingo (live) - Columbia 1964

Tracks:
1. Night Train / 2. Let the Good Times Roll / 3. Do the Dog / 4. Eso Beso / 5. Work Song / 6. Parchman Farm / 7. You Can't Sit Down / 8. Humpty Dumpty / 9. Shop Around / 10. Baby Please Don't Go
Rating :

2. Fame at Last - Columbia 1965

Tracks:
1. Get On The Right Track Baby / 2. Let The Sun Shine In / 3. The Monkey Time / 4. All About My Girl / 5. Point Of No Return / 6. Gimme That Wine / 7. Pink Champagne / 8. Monkeying Around / 9. Pride And Joy / 10. Green Onions / 11. I Love The Life I Live / 12. I'm In The Mood For Love
Rating : 7

3. Sound Venture - Columbia 1966

Tracks:
1. Many Happy Returns / 2. Down for the Count / 3.It’s for Love the Petals Fall / 4. I am Missing You / 5. Funny How Time Slips Away / 6. Lil´Pony / 7. Lovey Dovey / 8. Lil´Darling ' / 9. Three Blind Mice / 10. Dawn Yawn / 11. Feed Me / 12. Papa´s Got a Brand New Bag / 13. Something / 14. Outrage / 15. Getaway / El Bandido / 16. Sunny / 17. Don’t Make Promises / 18 Tan Tan´s Tune / 19 Soul Stomp / 20. Lil´Darling*
Rating :

4. Sweet Thing - Columbia 1966

Tracks:
1. Sweet Thing / 2. See Saw / 3. Ride Your Pony / 4. Funny How Time Slips Away / 5. Sitting in the Park / 6. Dr. Kitch / 7. My Girl / 8. Music Talk / 9. The "In" Crowd / 10. The World Is Round / 11. The Whole World's Shaking / 12. Last Night
Rating : 8

5. Two Faces of Fame - CBS 1967

Tracks:
1. Greenback Dollar Bill / 2. Things Ain't What They Used To Be / 3. River's Invitation / 4. Bluesology / 5. Don't Try / 6. Keep Your Big Mouth Shut / 7. You're Driving Me Crazy / 8. C'est La Vie / 9. El Pussy Cat / 10. It Could Happen To You / 11. Do It The Hard Way
Rating :

6. The Third Face of Fame - CBS 1968

Tracks:
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 / 6. Blue Prelude / 7. Bullets La Verne / 8. This Always / 9. Side by Side / 10. St James Infirmary / 11. Mellow Yellow
Rating :


7. Seventh Son - CBS 1969

Tracks:
1. Seventh Son / 2. Blossom / 3. Inside Story / 4. Am I Wasting My Time / 5. Is It Really the Same? / 6. Somebody Stole My Thunder / 7. Ho Ho Ho / 8. Bird in a World of People / 9. Fully Booked / 10. Tequila
Rating :

8. Georgie Dies His Thing With Strings - CBS 1970

Tracks:
1. And I Love Her / 2. Maybe in the Spring Again / 3. In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning / 4. What´s New / 5. Woe is Me / 6. House is Not a Home / 7. This Guy´s in Love With You / 8. Girl Talk / 9. Who's Kissing You Blues / 10. Everything Happens to Me / 11. Guess Who I Saw Today / 12. Need Your Love so Bad
Rating :

9. Together - CBS 1971

Tracks:
1. Rosetta / 2. Yellow Man / 3. Dole Song / 4. Time I Moved On / 5. John and Mary / 6. Here and Now / 7. Home Is Where Your Heart Is / 8. Ballad of Billy Joe / 9. That's How Strong My Love Is / 10. Blue Condition / 11. I Can't Take It Much Longer
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10. Going Home - CBS 1971

Tracks:
1. Believe in Love / 2. It Won't Hurt to Try It / 3. Going Home / 4. Easy Lovin', Easy Livin' / 5. Sister Jane / 6. Peaceful / 7. Happiness / 8. Children of My Mind / 9. Lay Me Down / 10. Pass It Around / 11. Foolish Child / 12. Stormy
Rating :

11. All Me Own Work - Reprise 1972

Tracks:
1. Super Road / 2. Too Good to Be True / 3. Train / 4. Seven Power / 5. City Hicker /6. Narcolepsy / 7. Passed me By / 8. Hey Baby / 9. Dream Pony
Rating :

12. Georgie Fame - Island 1974

Tracks:
1. Everlovin' Woman / 2. Don't "B" Movie Me / 3. Donut Man / 4. Ozone / 5. Leaving the City Behind / 6. Country Morning / 7. Johnny Too Bad / 8. That Ol' Rock & Roll / 9. Survival
Rating :

13. Right Now - Pye 1978

Tracks:
1. Different Dream / 2. Funny How Time Slips Away / 3. Little Samba / 4. I'm in Love With Ya Baby / 5. Ollie's Party / 6. Eros Hotel / 7. Across a Lazy Afternoon / 8. Country Girl / 9. Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing / 10. Too Shy to Say / 11. Zulu / 12. Last Song
Rating :

14. That's What Friends are for - Pye 1979

Tracks: 1. Maybe Tomorrow / 2. Lovely Day / 3. L. in L.A. /4. You / 5. I Don’t Care Who I Dance With / 6. That’s What Frineds are For / 7. Don’t Hit Me When I’m Down / 8. Sitting in the Park / 9. If I Didn’t Mean You Well / 10. Cat’s Eyes

Rating :

15. In Hoagland - Bald Eagle 1981

Tracks:
1. The Old Music Master / 2. Hong Kong Blues / 3. Georgia on My Mind / 4. One Morning in May / 5. My Resistance is Low / 6. I Get Along Without You Very Well / 7. Rockin Chair / 8. Drip Drop / 9. Stardust / 10. Up a Lazy River / 11. Two Sleepy People / 12. Hoagy’s Help / 13. Hoagland
Rating :

16. I Love Jamaica - Telefunken 1983

Tracks:
1. Give a Little More / 2. Run Away With Me / 3. I Love Jamaica / 4. Eros Hotel / 5. Every Thing I Own / 6. Lean on Me / 7. Uptight / 8. Bring Back My Love
Rating :

17. A Portrait of Chet - 1989

Tracks: 1. The More I See You / 2. On A Misty Night / 3. Dancing On The Ceiling / 4. How Long Has This Been Going On? / 5. But Not For Me / 6. Do It THe Hard Way / 7. It Could Happen To You / 8. Go Go / 9. You're Driving Me Crazy / 10. Everything Happens To Me / 11. Lament For Chet

Rating :

18. Cool Cat Blues - Go Jazz 1991

Tracks:
1. Cool Cat Blues / 2. Every Knock Is A Boost / 3. You Came A Long Way From St Louis / 4. Big Brother / 5. It Should Have Been Me / 6. Yeh Yeh / 7. Moondance / 8. Cats' Eyes / 9. I Love The Life I Live I Live The Life I Love / 10. Survival / 11. Little Pony / 12. Rockin' Chair
Rating :

19. The Blues and Me - Go Jazz 1992

Tracks:
1. Blues For Ann Marie / 2. Bluesology / 3. Everybody Cryin' Mercy / 4. How Long Has This Been Going On / 5. I Ain't Got Nothin' But The Blues / 6. I Almost Lost My Mind / 7. I Want To Know / 8. Jumpin' With The Symphony Sid / 9. Maybe It's Because Of Love / 10. Passed Me By / 11. Roll With My Baby / 12. Blues And Me / 13. Woodshed
Rating :

20. Three Line Whip - Jumpcut 1993

Tracks:
1. It Happened To Me / 2. Kan Tsukete / 3. Vinyl / 4. Mercy Mercy Mercy / 5. Since I Fell For You / 6. Zavalo / 7. You Are There / 8. Declaration Of Love / 9. Will Carling / 10. It Happened To Me
Rating :

21. Endangered Species - Music Mecca 1993

Tracks: 1. Blues for Ann-Marie / 2. I still care about ... / 3. For my lady / 4. Drip drop / 5. Little samba / 6. Angel dust / 7. The ballad of Bonni... / 8. I put a spell on you / 9. City life / 10A declaration of lo...

Rating :

22. Poet in New York - Go Jazz 2000

Tracks:
1. Tuned In To You / 2. But Not For Me / 3. Doodlin' / 4. Declaration Of My Love / 5. Symphony Sid / 6. On A Misty Night / 7. That's The Way It Goes / 8. It Could Happen To You / 9. Accentuate The Bass / 10. Lush Life
Rating :

23. Charlestons - Three Line Whip 2002

Tracks:
1. Anthem For A Band / 2. Charleston Walk / 3. Preach `n' Teach / 4. How Blue / 5. Flamingo All-Nighter / 6. Wide Eyed & Legless / 7. Your Face / 8. Skiing Blues: I Lost My Sugar In Salt Lake City / 9. Wogan's Air / 10. Charleston Proposition / 11. Hymn For Him
Rating :

Essential Albums!

Original albums as listed and rated on “Rate Your Music” - December 25 - 2005

142 Rhythm and Blues at the Flamingo - 1964
596 Fame at Last - 1965
646 The Two Faces of Fame - 1967
878 Sweet Things - 1966
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My Suggestion For a 80 minutes (app.) Best Of Compilation: ( More to come )


1. Yeh Yeh ( Grant/Patrick/Hendricks) Single 1964
2. Donut Man ( Benno ) Georgie Fame
3. Getaway ( Powell ) Sound Venture
4. Do Re Mi ( King ) Single 1964
5. My Girl ( Robinson/White ) Sweet Thing
6. Sunny ( Hebb ) Sound Venture
7. Sitting in the Park ( Stewart ) Sweet Thing
8. Ask Me Nice ( Allison ) Third Face of Fame
9. In the Meantime ( Burch ) Single 1965
10. Yellow Man ( Newman ) Together
11. Peaceful ( Rankin ) Goin' Home
12. The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde ( Murray/Callander ) Third Face of Fame
13. St James Infimery ( Primrose ) Third Face of Fame
14. Seventh Son ( Dixon/Mabon ) Seventh Son
15. This Guy's in Love with You ( Bacharach/David ) Dies His Thing with Strings
16. Knock on wood ( Floyd/Cropper ) Single 1967
17. Try My World ( Powell/Landesman ) Single 1967

LINKS:

Georgie Fame Website

Discography


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