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Georgie Fame is a true hero of rhythm and blues, a musician and bandleader who drew from jazz, soul and Jamaican bluebeat to create his own dynamic sound, paving the way for a hugely successful career. Now into its sixth decade, Georgie Fame’s reputation as a true master of his trade is very firmly assured.

‘The Whole World’s Shaking: The Complete Recordings 1963-66’ is a five-disc CD Box Set with expanded editions of the albums, ‘Rhythm And Blues At The Flamingo’, ‘Fame At Last’, ‘Sweet Things’ and ‘Sound Venture’ – each featuring a multitude of extra tracks. The fifth disc, entitled ‘Bend A Little: Demos, Rarities, B-Sides And Outtakes’ is packed with rare treasures (including 18 previously unreleased tracks) from the period, sourced following a worldwide search of tape libraries.

Extensive liner notes come courtesy of author Chris Welch, and the inner booklet features many previously unseen photos.

It’s a very classy collection from a superb musician who avoids the limelight, and simply maintains,

“Some people think I’m a rock’n’roll musician and some think I’m a jazz musician but, for me, there is no difference”.

To commemorate the release of ‘The Whole World’s Shaking: The Complete Recordings 1963-66’, Georgie Fame will be touring with his band (featuring sons Tristan and James) in October.
Oct 17th Black Box,Belfast
Oct 18th Rose Theatre,Kingston
Oct 19th White Rock Theatre,Hastings
Oct 20th Playhouse, Nottingham
Oct 22nd Kenton Theatre,Henley On Thames
Oct 23rd Sturmer Hall,Cambridge
Oct 24th Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury
Oct 25th Stables, Wavendon
Oct 26th Theatre Royal, Wakefield
Oct 28th Mercury Theatre, Colchester
Oct 29th Nells, West Kensington
Tickets and further information regarding Georgie’s Tour can be found here. Preorder ‘The Whole Word’s Shaking’ box set from Amazon.

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