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Goodtime George

4.1 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews

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  • Audio CD (21 May 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Spectrum Audio
  • ASIN: B000058DFV
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 199,343 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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This CD is the best compilation I have come across of George's early work. From the lively rendition of Black Bottom to the dryly humerous Grandmothers Old Arm Chair, this album is upbeat throughout, you can't help but sing and dance along.
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Since George Melly died earler this year, I have tried to buy up some of the recordings that made him famous and brought back memories of the two occasions when I was lucky enough to see him perform live. Of all the available albums, this one may not have the most recognisable standards (though Frankie and Johnny are present and correct) but it perhaps sums 'Goodtime George' up best - the title really does say it all.

Even the more bluesy numbers feel quite swinging and up-tempo (check out Send Me to the 'Lectric Chair) and fun numbers like Mississippi Mud and Abdul Abulbul Amir - not one you could get away with singing these days, I should think! - transport you to a night at Ronnie Scott's just before Christmas, the booze flowing freely, cigarette smoking still permitted.

Good on you, George - you'll be sorely missed!
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These are early mono recordings when George's voice was at its most powerful. The honest interpretation & the depth of soul & emotion and that come out from these songs tell me that he was one of the best jazz singers ever, on any side of the Atlantic.
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I love listening to George Melly but admit that I enjoy his second wind more than what is offered on this cd. This is an offering of George's earlier work and his voice and delivery are much different from that of what I would consider his peak. He sounds young and reasonably inexperienced, which come's across to these ears as him still learning the ropes. They're great songs, but he seems to be going through the motions and there doesn't seem to be a great deal of feeling to his voice on this cd. Some people may prefer this era rather than his mid to later releases, but the final track aside, I was reasonably disappointed with this cd.
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This is a fabulous collection of George's work, the majority spanning his time with John Chilton, but also including some offerings from the Mick Mulligan days.

This is pure, unadulterated jazz delivered with gusto and style. There are other compilations out there offering a wider selection but if you want to start somewhere, look no further than this balanced collection.
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This cd is an album of VERY early work - 1950's to 1970's.
George Melly's voice and delivery is very little like the relaxed, lived-in style of later, possibly better known years.
Personally, I found it interesting but ultimately disappointing.
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