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Nuts / Son Of Nuts

30 November 2006
 A seminal figure in British jazz, Georges Melly’s reputation as a peerless entertainer has grown throughout the years in this country, as well as the USA, Canada, Australia, the Far East and Europe, and his unique blend of jazz, blues, humour and showmanship has won him fans everywhere.A noted raconteur, art critic, autobiographer and keen fisherman, as well as a living legend as a jazz singer, Melly guested throughout the ‘60s and ‘70s with a variety of bands but it was his partnership with John Chilton’s Feetwarmers that cemented his popularity as a jazz artist. · Recorded in 1972 at Ronnie Scott’s, and 1974 at Merlin’s Cave respectively, Nuts and Son Of Nuts, available for the first time on CD, include covers like Bessie Smith’s ‘I Need A Little Sugar In My Bowl’ and ‘Young Woman’s Blues’, Joe Turner’s ‘Roll’Em Pete’ and Fats Waller’s ‘The Joint Is Jumping’ to which Melly and the Feetwarmers bring their inimitable touch, as well as Sykes’ infamous ‘Nuts’ and Chilton’s ‘Good Time George’.· Remastered and repackaged, this 2 CD set features original liner notes with quotes by the likes of Annie Ross, and Mick Mulligan, as well as new annotations by George Melly himself.