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The Famester at his Finest...,
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This review is from: Mod Classics 1964 - 1966 (Audio CD)
This is a very timely and thoroughly excellent Fame collection. If you wonder what his reputation is based upon, then look no further than this album. Sure, it has none of the hits, but it goes deeper into the earlier catalogue of Georgie's career, and does evoke memories of sweaty Soho 60's clubs. Georgie's impressive keyboard work and funky, down-home vocal approach is more than adequately showcased here, and, although as his career went on, he embraced (or was forced into) more MOR styles, he still applied a professionalism and craftsman approach that makes even that stuff never less than enjoyable. None of that gear here, though; this is R&B, Jazz, and Blues at it's least compromised and sounds irrepressibly fresh. There is absolutely no reason I can think of as to why you shouldn't snap up a copy NOW!