Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames - In The Meantime (1965)

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Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames were a noted British rhythm and blues/soul, jazz, ska, pop group during the 1960s. They were also the backing band for Billy Fury. At the end of 1961, their piano player Georgie Fame took over as vocalist and they went on to enjoy great success without Fury. They were influenced by Jon Hendricks, Mose Allison and blues musicians such as Willie Mabon. The group found other influences in ska, which could be heard in Jamaican cafes in and around Ladbroke Grove frequented by the group's Jamaican born trumpeter Eddie Thornton. During the group's three year residency at the "The Flamingo", Fame heard the latest jazz and blues from America and it was Booker T. & the M.G.'s "Green Onions" which inspired him to take up playing Hammond organ with the band. (source Wikipedia)

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