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Celebrating Georgie Fame at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Duration:
1 hour, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 03 May 2013

He's an icon. A jazz and blues legend; a songwriter and composer; and a stormin' player of the Hammond organ. This year, at the prestigious Cheltenham Jazz festival, Radio 2 presented a Friday Night Is Music Night special, celebrating the 70th year of Georgie Fame. With special guests Madeline Bell, Zoot Money and Alan Price.

Georgie looks back on a career that has included hit records; rhythm and blues classics; and jazz standards. From The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde to Yeh Yeh; from Rosetta to The Old Music Master; from the influences of Hoagy Carmichael to the magic of Ray Charles. Georgie and his guests will tear through some of the greatest feel good music of all time, with the BBC Concert Orchestra and the Guy Barker Big Band, conducted by Guy Barker.

During the interval, we focus on the Flamingo Club. Liverpool had the Cavern, but for jazz and RnB fans it was all about London's Flamingo Club in Wardour Street. It was the shop window for the swinging British music scene of the 60s, showcasing what was new and hip and ever so daring. The club was THE place for up and coming acts to break their sound and build a fan base. So cool that established stars and the next generation would just come and hang out, catching the acts, making contacts and feasting on the amazing line-up of singers and musicians. The list of artists to have passed through its portals includes Rod Stewart, Stevie Wonder, Billie Holliday, Jimi Hendrix, The Who and Status Quo. Famous for its all-nighters, the star of this week's Friday Night, Georgie Fame, was a regular performer at the club with his band the Blue Flames.

Music Played

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  • Image for BBC Concert Orchestra/Guy Barker Big Band cb Guy Barker

    BBC Concert Orchestra/Guy Barker Big Band cb Guy Barker Georgie Fame Overture

  • Image for BBC Concert Orchestra

    BBC Concert Orchestra High School Confidential

    Artist: Georgie Fame

  • Image for Alan Price

    Alan Price What'd I Say

    Artist: Bbc Concert Orchestra Artist: Georgie Fame Artist: Guy Barker Big Band Artist: Madeline Bell Artist: Zoot Money

  • Image for Georgie Fame/BBC Concert Orchestra/Guy Barker Big Band CB Barker

    Georgie Fame/BBC Concert Orchestra/Guy Barker Big Band CB Barker King Pleasure Medley

  • Image for Georgie Fame/Zoot Money/Guy Barker Big Band

    Georgie Fame/Zoot Money/Guy Barker Big Band It Should Have Been Me

  • Image for Georgie Fame/BBC Concert Orchestra/Guy Barker Big Band CB Barker

    Georgie Fame/BBC Concert Orchestra/Guy Barker Big Band CB Barker Everything Happens To Me

  • Image for Alan Price

    Alan Price Flamingo All Nighter

    Artist: BBC Concert Orchestra Artist: Georgie Fame Artist: Guy Barker Big Band Artist: Madeline Bell Artist: Zoot Money

  • Image for Georgie Fame/Guy Barker Big Band/BBC Concert Orchestra CB Barker

    Georgie Fame/Guy Barker Big Band/BBC Concert Orchestra CB Barker Yeh Yeh

  • Image for BBC Concert Orchestra

    BBC Concert Orchestra Sunny

    Artist: Georgie Fame Artist: Guy Barker Big Band

  • Image for Georgie Fame/BBC Concert Orchestra/Guy Barker Big Band CB Barker

    Georgie Fame/BBC Concert Orchestra/Guy Barker Big Band CB Barker When My Dreamboat Comes Home

  • Image for Georgie Fame

    Georgie Fame Seventh Son

    Artist: Guy Barker Big Band

  • Image for Alan Price

    Alan Price Rosetta

    Artist: BBC Concert Orchestra Artist: Georgie Fame Artist: Guy Barker Big Band

  • Image for Georgie Fame/Guy Barker Big Band CB Guy Barker

    Georgie Fame/Guy Barker Big Band CB Guy Barker The Ballad of Bonnie & Clyde

  • Image for BBC Concert Orchestra

    BBC Concert Orchestra Sweet Georgie Fame

    Artist: Guy Barker Big Band Artist: Madeline Bell

  • Image for BBC Concert Orchestra

    BBC Concert Orchestra Entertaining Mr Sloane/Eros Hotel Medley

    Artist: Guy Barker Big Band

  • Image for Georgie Fame/Guy Barker Big Band CB Guy Barker

    Georgie Fame/Guy Barker Big Band CB Guy Barker The Singer

  • Image for Georgie Fame/Madeline Bell/BBC Concert Orchestra/Guy Barker Big Band CB Barker

    Georgie Fame/Madeline Bell/BBC Concert Orchestra/Guy Barker Big Band CB Barker The Old Music Master

  • Image for Madeline Bell/Georgie Fame/Piano

    Madeline Bell/Georgie Fame/Piano Nearness of You, The

  • Image for BBC Concert Orchestra

    BBC Concert Orchestra Get Away/Little Red Rooster/Rhythm King

    Artist: Georgie Fame Artist: Guy Barker Big Band

  • Image for BBC Concert Orchestra

    BBC Concert Orchestra Funny How Time Slips Away

    Artist: Georgie Fame Artist: Guy Barker Big Band

  • Image for Ensemble/BBC Concert Orchestra/Guy Barker Big Band CB Barker

    Ensemble/BBC Concert Orchestra/Guy Barker Big Band CB Barker Saturday Night Fish Fry

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