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America On CoffeeWe’re simply inviting you to take a timeout into the rhythmic ambiance of our breakfast, brunch and/or espresso alternatives. We’re comfortable everytime you cease by.“Yeh Yeh” – Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames




Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames had been a British rhythm and blues group through the Nineteen Sixties whose repertoire spanned R&B, pop, rock and jazz.

They had been initially the backing band for rock and roll singer Billy Fury.

On the finish of 1961, their piano participant Georgie Fame took over as lead vocalist and so they went on to take pleasure in nice success with out Fury. They had been iNFLuenced by Jon Hendricks, Mose Allison and blues musicians equivalent to Willie Mabon.

The group discovered different iNFLuences in ska, which could possibly be heard in Jamaican cafes in and round Ladbroke Grove, England, and frequented by the group’s Jamaican born trumPeter Eddie Thornton. In the course of the group’s three-year residency at The Flamingo Membership, Fame heard the most recent jazz and blues from America, and it was Booker T. & the M.G.’s recording “Inexperienced Onions” which impressed him to take up enjoying Hammond organ with the band.

In October 1964, the album Fame at Finalreached No.15 within the U.Okay. album chart. The band’s model of the tune “Yeh, Yeh” was launched as a single within the U.Okay. on 14 January 1965 and reached No.1 on the U.Okay. Singles Chart for 2 weeks (out of a complete of twelve weeks on the chart).

From 1966 and all through many live performance excursions,  the band underwent completely different reformations.  There have been band identify adjustments with new musician lineups.

For the 1980 tour, they had been known as the Thrill Seekers, and had been led by a entrance line of Keith Stirling (trumPet), Col Loughnan (saxophones, flute), and Herb Cannon (trombone) with Steve Murphy (guitar), Greg Lyon (bass), and Willie Qua (drums) finishing the line-up. The subsequent yr the band modified their identify to the Aussie Blue Flames.