The Whole World’s Shaking – The 5-CD and 4-LP box sets of Georgie Fame’s era-defining 1963-1966 period are out now. Including newly remastered versions of ‘Rhythm And Blues At The Flamingo’, ‘Fame At Last’, ‘Sweet Things’ , and ‘Sound Venture’ plus a bonus disc of rare and unreleased bonus singles ‘The Whole World’s Shaking’ is a one-stop guide to the great man’s early-’60s hot streak.
Housed in a tasty box with 48-page hardback book containing scores of photos and a new essay by Chris Welch , the 5-CD beauty features gatefold reproductions of the original artwork plus a bundle of postcards of Georgie from the period.
The boxed vinyl set of the four original albums also comes with a download code to get the all of the audio from the master CD collection .
To help commemorate this landmark release in Georgie Fame’s catalogue, BBC4 recently repeated their 2008 film ‘The Birth Of Cool’.
It features a stunning “live autobiography” recording of Georgie and his band with some very special guests including original members of the Blue Flames and icons of the rhythm ‘n’ blues ‘n’ jazz scene such as Guy Barker, Zoot Money, Madeline Bell and more.
We think the new box is a work of art but don’t just take our word for it.
Here are some of the great things the specialist music writers are saying about ‘The Whole World’s Shaking’… And don’t forget to pick up your copy of the latest MOJO which contains a stunning new 6-page feature and interview with Georgie Fame.
“It’s imperative not to trust anyone who doesn’t love Georgie Fame”
“You simply have to get it. It’s not just entertainment, it’s a musical education”
“Gathered in one place they underline what a terrific singer / bandleader Fame is