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BLUE FLAMES, THE THE BLUE FLAMES EP VINYL 7"

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BLUE FLAMES, THE
THE BLUE FLAMES EP
VINYL 7"

Item no. :LTDEP029 Barcode :0029667031677 Artist :BLUE FLAMES, THE Product type :Vinyl 7" Label :BGP Release Date :30 June 2023

Last year, Ace were delighted to include the Blue Flames’ ‘Orange Street’ on our “A Snapshot In Time” CD

compilation (CDTOP 1623). This track was originally released on the R&B label back in October 1963 as the Bside to ‘J.A. Blues’. In December 1963, another Blue Flames 7” was released by R&B featuring ‘Stop Right
There’ and ‘Rik’s Tune.’
• The reason why these four tracks were instrumentals was due to bandleader Georgie Fame inking a deal with
Columbia before they were recorded. His manager deemed it unwise to let his distinctive voice loose outside
the confines of live venues like the Flamingo. Thus, he sang on the first Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames 7”
‘Do The Dog’ that appeared in January 1964.
• The Blue Flames 7” singles are highly collectable and sought out by lovers of early R&B and the proto-Mod
sound as well as those who take their pleasure in the ska beat of ‘Orange Street’. Despite being released
nearly half a century ago, no one has actually reissued them on vinyl. It seemed like a no-brainer for Ace to
combine them on this Blue Flames EP.
• When it came to packaging, we licensed the cover photo of Georgie directly from the legendary Val Wilmer,
who snapped him all those years ago. Dean Rudland also tips his hat in the liner notes to the story beyond
the recordings. To say that these four tracks sound amazing is an understatement - these Blue Flames are
cooking on gas.

SIDE ONE
1. J.A. BLUES
2. ORANGE STREET

SIDE TWO
1. STOP RIGHT THERE
2. RIK’S TUNE