Georgie Fame – Samba (1986)

Georgie Fame (born Clive Powell, 26 June 1943) is an English rhythm and blues and jazz singer, and keyboard player. The one-time rock and roll tour musician, who had a string of 1960s hits, is still a popular performer, often working with contemporaries such as Van Morrison and Bill Wyman.

Fame is the only British pop star to have achieved three number one hits with his only Top 10 chart entries: “Yeh Yeh” in 1964, “Getaway” in 1966 and “The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde” in 1967.

In 1986, the unlikely team of Georgie Fame and Stock, Aitken & Waterman released the single “Samba”, the original lyrics were by Gilberto Gil with English lyrics by Georgie Fame.

Mixed by Pete Hammond and produced by Stock, Aitken & Waterman, the “Samba” single was released in the same year as the Mondo Kane single “New York Afternoon” which also featured Georgie Fame.

Samba (Toda Menina Baiana Mix)                          7:19

Samba (Toda Menina Baiana 7″ Edit)                      4:09

Willow King                                                          3:41


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