Geno Washington Rhythm and Blues singer from America, came on to the music scene with five albums released with The Ram Jam Band between 1966 and 1969. There are also eight solo albums from 1976. Without ever having had a number one single he had two of the biggest selling UK albums of the sixties. Amazingly both of these were live albums. ‘Hand Clappin’ Foot Stompin’ Funky Butt Live’, for example, was in the UK album charts for 48 out of 52 weeks in 1966. Geno and the Ram Jam Band are a true soul phenomenon.
As a U.S. airman stationed in East Anglia he became well known for his impromptu performances in London nightclubs. In 1965, guitarist Pete Gage needed a singer to front his new band (The Ram Jam Band) and replace the previous singer Errol Dixon and asked Geno Washington to join. When Washington was discharged from the U.S. Airforce, he became the band’s frontman. (Wikipedia).
Albums: Geno’s Back – DJM DJF 20457 – 1976.
Geno Live – DJM DJF 20486 – 1976.
That’s Why Hollywood Loves Me – DJM DJF 20561 – 1979.
Put Out the Cat – Teldec AP 624665 – 1981
Live Sideways – Ammunition GENO LP1 – 1986.
Take That Job and Stuff It – Konnexion KOMO 788027 – 1987.
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