Georgie Fame heading for Wakefield

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Rhythm and blues legend Georgie Fame is heading for Wakefield for a rare gig in the city.

The musician and bandleader who drew from jazz, soul and Jamaican bluebeat to create his own dynamic sound and pave the way for a hugely successful career now into its sixth decade will be appearing at the Theatre Royal on Monday, October 26.

His tour is commemorating the release of ‘The Whole World’s Shaking The Complete Recordings 1963-66’, with the living legend performing with his band, which features his sons Tristan and James.

Georgie Fame’s reputation as a true master of his trade is very firmly assured. Hugely admired and respected by his fellow musicians, he has either recorded with or played live for Van Morrison, Diana Krall, Count Basie, Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters, Elvis Costello, Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings, Mose Allison, Boz Scaggs, Alan Price, Prince Buster, Jools Holland and many more.

‘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 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”.