Welcome To My Blog

Thanks for checking the blog out... Hope it offers something a bit different every now & again. Though I come from a pseudo - Mod background (Soul & Ska in particular), I have a diverse taste in music & hope my varied posts will reflect this.

Cheers Skamanc .... I'm not after your undying gratitude, but please leave your thoughts, comments & opinions on the posts & content. I regularly up- & download material, plus buy and trade items. As such, if I have inadvertently "trodden on anyone's toes" in posting anything then please let me know & accept my apologies. Also please support the artists involved & remember that the blog is merely a pointer toward these various downloads, which are stored elsewhere. Legally, any downloads should not be retained for more than a week. So now I've told you the legal bit !

Feel free to give me a shout : waltjabsco@hotmail.com

Manchester M22, September 2016

For my kids, Dylan & Tommy. Bollocks to the ex Mrs!

Special thanks to Steve White (software), Gordon Waring (music), Shaun Robinson (artwork), Paul Buddery (DVD's / software) & Sonchey Barrett (essential technical advice!).

"Thank you" also to regular contributors Herr Pauli (Malente, Germany), Phil (Shetland), Deco Mc Dermott & Mark Pengelly of Dublin, Martin Smith (Barnet), Paul Baily (London) and Rodd (Australia).

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

GEORGIE FAME : Rhythm & Blues At The Flamingo (1964)

Interesting live album from Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames, recorded at the Flamingo. This was a popular Soho Mod venue, also frequented by many US servicemen. Other bands on the circuit included Jimmy James & The Vagabonds, Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band and Zoot Money's Big Roll Band, all of whom can be downloaded on the blog.

Fame's set shows a wide range of influences in addition to the obliglatory James Brown / Tamla Motown material, including a stab at Bluebeat. As such, he must have been one of the very first English artists to do this, a decade and a half before the Two Tone era. An interesting download, if a bit patchy in places.

If you like this, then download Zoot Money's live album "Zoot!" (1966) and compare them...


  1. Spooky, was just listening to this last week...like you say , patchy, but the moods right.
    Haven't heard Zoot Money for ages, still can't...any chance of a re-up of the 3 earlier?
    My appetite is well and truly whetted...

  2. AS USAL..... wonderful post
    thanx or DANKE mein freund
    your`s pauli

  3. Another album to listen to on a lovely sunny day with a glass of wine and watch the world go by

  4. Got the Japanese only cd re-issue of this somewhere, it has about 10 extra tracks on it. If I can find it I'll upload it for you

  5. That would be great Stevo. Thanks a lot mate.

  6. I'll re - up the Zot stuff in a sec Dan...

  7. ... or even the "Zoot" stuff lol...

  8. OK... there's 4x Zoot Money files uploading to rapidshare. I've just drafted up the post with some sleeve artwork. Reckon this will be Friday's post...