Get Away (Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames)

21 JULY 1966


1966 was the Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames' best chart year, when they had three Top 20 hits in Britain, including the jazz/R&B number 'Get Away' which went to #1 during this week in July. Success was more elusive in the US, but Georgie would have his biggest seller there in 1967 with 'The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde'.

This song (titled 'Getaway' on some early pressings) was originally written as a jingle for a petrol company TV ad (another ad jingle to chart that year was the T-Bones 'No Matter What Shape Your Stomach's In'.

B-side: 'El Bandido'
Released: June1966
Highest chart position: #1 (UK), #70 (US)
Length: 2:24
Label: Columbia DB7946, Imperial Records (USA)
Writer: Clive Powell (Georgie Fame)
Producer: Denny Cordell

Getaway (Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames)