Release Info: GEORGIE FAME - SEVENTH SON (CBS 1969) Jap mastering cardboard sleeve
Some of the hippest work ever recorded by the incredible Georgie Fame -- tracks pulled from his tremendous stretch at Columbia/CBS Records -- a time when he was really mixing up his groove! Although Georgie first rose to fame in the UK for his blend of Ray Charles soul and jazzier elements, when he hit Columbia/CBS Records he was really ready to experiment a bit more with his style -- let in some of the hipper, groovier sounds going down at the end of the 60s -- including elements of Latin, fusion, folk, and more! If you've only heard Georgie's earliest hits, these tracks will really blow your mind -- as they definitely offer up the jazz/soul grooves promised in the title, but also hit a lot more bases as well -- all with an energy that's catchy, funky, and extremely charming all the way through.
One of the most favorite album from the enigmatic Georgie Fame -- recorded right at a perfect point in his career! Seventh Son is a set that still has Fame working in some of the older American modes of his roots, but which also pushes past jazz and R&B towards some much hipper territory! The styles here show a bit of a singer/songwriter mode -- even though Georgie didn't write the tracks -- and the album makes great uses of that sweetly compressed sound that Fame brought naturally to his work, but balances that with some nicely dynamic arrangements played by a host of top-shelf British jazz musicians. The sound is quite hard to describe adequately, but let's call it a bursting forth of the charm and inventiveness that we always knew Fame had inside of him, but never got full exposure until now! Titles include "Blossom", "Ho Ho Ho", "Inside Story", "Am I Wasting My Time", "Is It Really The Same", "Bird In A World Of People", and "Somebody Stole My Thunder".Here