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2023 Albums Thing 133 - Georgie Fame “Bonnie And Clyde”

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Another of those albums I own just for one track as to own it on a 7” would be financially prohibitive. “Somebody Stole My Thunder” was a flop single in 1970 for Mr Fame but these days I’d not expect much change (if any) out of £200 for a 7” copy, so this budget album including it will have to do until I stumble across one in a charity shop !

Georgie might be regarded as Britain’s king of the Hammond Organ and “Somebody Stole My Thunder” is a perfect ,fuzz guitar-tastic Hammond groover of the kind appreciated these days on both the Mod and Soul scenes. Play it alongside Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity’s “Indian Rope Man” and The Quik’s “Bert’s Apple Crumble” or Julien Covey & The Machine’s “A Little Bit Hurt” to instantly find yourself in Brit Hammond heaven.

At the age of 80 you’ll still find Georgie behind his Hammond, these days most commonly as part of Van Morrison’s band and, trivia fans, he is the only British music act to have achieved three UK No. 1 hits with his only top 10 chart entries, "Yeh, Yeh" in 1964, "Get Away" in 1966 and "The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde" in 1967, don’t ever say this thing ain’t educational.

Somebody Stole My Thunder - https://youtu.be/Llt_gKLmpaQ

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