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Georgie Fame

Cool Cat Blues

Georgie Fame - Cool Cat Blues

Georgie Fame - Cool Cat Blues

Limited Double LP Edition

Re-Mastering By Sean Magee at Abbey Road Studios

Pressed at Pallas in Germany

33 1/3 RPM Speed Edition

Pressed on 180 gram Vinyl

Gatefold Jacket

Label: Pure Pleasure Records (Go Jazz)

Your Price $95.00
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The hardest part of making this album was chosing the material - the musicians kind of chose themselves (anybody you called to perform on a Georgie Fame session immediately said yes). Because Georgie is equally adept at blues, R&B and bebop, they narrowed the repertoire down to their favourites from the books of Louis Jordan, Ray Charles, Mose Allison, Hoagy Carmichael, Van Morrison (Georgie's band-mate at the time) and of course several of his sophisticated originals. 

Album Overview

"At last!...British blues and pop legend Georgie Fame finally has his Magnum Opus committed to the stuff we all love. Contained within is a collection of Blues, Jazz and R&B standards mixed with some originals. This musicians' musician is backed by a world class band and yes, there is a slowed down, super sexy "Yeah,Yeah" and a blistering take on Willie Dixon's "I Love The Life I Live". On an audiophile note, this studio album was recorded "live" with most tracks done in one or two takes, no overdubs and entirely in the analogue domain. A great album, beautifully recorded, finally done justice on two slabs of 180g by Pure Pleasure." - Steve Hoffman Music Forums

On Cool Cat Blues, which was originally released in 1991, Ben Sidran assembled some of the coolest jazz cats around to record on an album with the celebrated Georgie Fame. Among these were jazz drumming giant Steve Gadd, percussionist Ralph MacDonald, bassist Will Lee, blues guitarist Robben Ford, legendary jazz vocalist Jon Hendricks, pop icon Boz Scaggs, and Irish soul king Van Morrison. Apart from the great selection of vocal standards, there is a revamp of Fame's "Yeah Yeah" and a dynamic version of Morrison's "Moondance".

Originally recorded and mixed by James Farber at Skyline, New York City in 1990 Along with additional recording by Tristan Powell at Abbey Road, Steve Weiss at Creation Audio, Dave Luke at Fantasy. This version re-mastered at Abbey Road Studios around 2008

Featured Musicians

Robben Ford; Steve Gadd; Jon Hendricks; Will Lee; Ralph MacDonald; Bob Malach; Van Morrison; Boz Scaggs; Richard Tee; Ronnie Cuber; Lawrence Felden; Dennis Irwin; Hugh McCracken; Michael Weiss

Album Features

  • Limited Edition
  • Re-Mastering By Sean Magee at Abbey Road Studios
  • Pressed at Pallas in Germany
  • 33 1/3 RPM Speed Edition
  • Pressed on 180 gram Vinyl
  • Double LP Set
  • Dust Free Inner Sleeve
  • Gatefold Jacket
  • Label: Pure Pleasure Records (Go Jazz)

Track Selections

LP 1

  • Cool Cat Blues
  • Every Knock Is a Boost
  • Moondance
  • It Should Have Been Me
  • Yeah Yeah
  • I Love the Life I Live

LP 2

  • Big Brother
  • Georgia
  • Cat's Eyes
  • You Came a Long Way from St. Louis
  • Survival
  • Little Pony
  • Rocking Chair

Additional Information

Additional Information

Name Cool Cat Blues
Artists Georgie Fame
Music Genre Jazz, Vocalist
Record Speed 33.33 RPM
Record Weight 180 Gram
Record Type Double LP
Record Label Pure Pleasure Records
Shipping Weight (kg) 0.2500
Price Range $95.00


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