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20 Beat Classics

26 Mar. 1991 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 26 Mar. 1991
  • Release Date: 26 Mar. 1991
  • Label: Polydor Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 1980 PolyGram International B.V.
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  • Total Length: 57:37
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  • ASIN: B001KWGVGY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,772 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful By spinner on 27 Mar. 2001
Format: Audio CD
This CD contains much of the material Georgie Fame played live in appearances at clubs like The Flamingo, Bromley Court etc when he was one of the mods' favourites. From his excellent rendition of John Hendrick's "Yeh Yeh", which became a number 1 hit, through material originally recorded by The Temptations, Lee Dorsey, Joe Hinton, Booker T, James Brown, Marvin Gaye and others, plus "Getaway" - another single release - this is a great record of Georgie Fame's mid-60's style
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By D. J. H. Thorn VINE VOICE on 16 Oct. 2008
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Georgie Fame could do little wrong from the moment he burst into the public consciousness with the no.1 hit, 'Yeh Yeh'. Not surprisingly, this collection of mid-1960s recordings opens with this and his follow-up chart-topper, 'Get Away'. These are among the poppier tracks, along with Bobby Hebb's 'Sunny' and 'Sitting In The Park', a languid, summery hit. All of the music contained here though is jazz-inflected r&b, led by Fame's organ, husky vocals and complemented by brass. Most of the tracks are uptempo and reflect a buoyant and exciting musical era. The album is a capsule of swinging Britain as we like to imagine it, even if the image isn't the truth. Perhaps the only mistake is the cover of 'Green Onions'. It's actually a good track in its own right, but against Booker T's awesome original doesn't stand a chance. James Brown fans might feel the same about 'Papa's Got A Brand New Bag'. Nevertheless, this is a superb compilation. Significantly, it's been around since 1980.
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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful By "vegasdjdino" on 28 Sept. 2004
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Georgie's first hit came in '64 with the John Hendricks song 'Yeh! Yeh!', which went all the way to number 1 and, in the process, knocked The Beatles off the top spot - I remember it well! This 20 track compilation, which kicks-off with that very song, was originally released by Polydor in 1980 but was re-released in '92 and, in my humble opinion, it's an absolute BLINDER.
Some of my other favourites on this 'must-have' CD include; 'Getaway' (which he wrote), 'My Girl' (produced by Denny Cordell), 'Get On The Right Track, Baby', a righteous cover of 'Ride Your Pony', a knockout version of Bobby Hebb's classic song 'Sunny', a quality workout of the Booker T & The MG's stalwart 'Green Onions', 'In The Meantime', Georgie's stonkin' take on James Brown's ' Papa's Got A Brand New Bag' (a guaranteed floor-filler that gets played regularly at the clubnight I DJ at - "Vegas"), 'Pink Champagne', 'Let The Sunshine In', and 'I Love The Life I Live'.
Like the man himself, this is seriously cool and I thouroughly recommend this brilliant value-for-money compilation to everyone. Don't waste anymore time reading when you could be listening.
Go and buy it NOW!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Colin C. Hawksworth on 7 Jun. 2011
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I love this album - even though it spans different genres, I love all the tracks and am fast becoming something of a Georgie Fame fan. There's a Jazz feel, a whole lotta Soul, a touch of Mod and some early Freakbeat too.
It was well worth taking a punt on.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Humberston on 16 Jun. 2013
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This is a good CD, representing the hits, and great other tunes from the days of the Blue Flames.
Some great stuff here, as well as a few so-so covers of Rand B classics.
If you like Georgie, this is a good CD to have
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Cynthia O'Neill on 1 Aug. 2013
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It brought back lots of happy memories from my youth. I love jazz and Georgie Fame was cool in the 60's
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I was lucky to see Fats Domino live in London decades ago, but Georgie Fame's "20 Beat Classics" CD ecllpses even the great Fats. If you've never heard of Georgie Fame don't hesitate to buy his wonderfully recorded CD at Amazon's current extremely cheap price. You won't be disappointed !
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By Terri on 5 Feb. 2011
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As someone who had a real crush on Georgie in the 60s and who had lost the ability to play his old LPs due to a lack of a turntable, this was a great blast from the past - made me feel very nostagic for my "Mod" days. And I still love the music
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