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Georgie Fame: Fanning the Flames

Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 3 August 1974

TEN YEARS HAVE elapsed since Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames pioneered a brand of funky jazz in the sweating cellars of Soho and fought their way from obscurity to the chart. They never achieved an international following, never went to America, and missed out completely on the age of gold albums and giant concert tours.

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