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Hank Crawford & Jimmy McGriffSoul Survivors ... LP
Milestone, 1986. Very Good ... $1.99
With Hank Crawford on alto, Jimmy McGriff on organ, George Benson on gu itar, and Bernard Purdie on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Richard Groove Holmes & Jimmy McGriffSupa Cookin' (Giants Of The Organ Come Together/Giants Of The Organ In Concert) ... LP
Groove Merchant, 1973. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... $1.99
A double-length set, with double-organ intensity – two killers from the team of Groove Holmes and Jimmy McGriff! First up is Giants Of The Organ Come Together – and album that features long tunes that open up with the same sort of solo-heavy approach that you'd get on Holmes' Prestige albums of the 60s – very stretched out, in a way that offers the keyboardists no cover at all, and forces them to keep thinking on their feet to come up with great notes! Bernard Purdie plays some nicely tight drums on the set, and guitar is by George Freeman and O'Donel Levy – both of whom add some nice superdope touches to the set! A winner all the way through, with great solos – and titles that include "Licks A Plenty", "The Squirrel", and "Finger Lickin' Good". Next is material from the follow-up album – a live date titled Giants Of The Organ In Concert – recorded live in Boston in 1973, edited down a bit for its appearance here. The set features some of the most furiously funky live organ grooving you'll find this side of Root Down – and a whole lot of super tight jazz jamming! The group's got three guitarists, one of whom is the great O'Donel Levy, plus Mike Moss on drums and Kwasi Jayourba percussion. Most of the tracks are nice and long, with lots of solo space, and titles include opening funky monster "The Preacher's Tune", plus "Beans", "Mozambique" and "Closing Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, split seams held with some tape, and a peeled spot on front.)

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Jimmy McGriffBlack & Blues ... LP
Groove Merchant, 1971. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $8.99
An unusual little album for Jimmy McGriff – released during his funkier years at the Groove Merchant label, but with a gritty sort of sound that takes us back to his first few records on Sue in the 60s! The "blues" in the title is definitely well-chosen – as the tracks here are long, lean, and drawn out – blues-drenched soul jazz played by a small combo that includes Larry Frazier on guitar, Rudy Johnson on tenor, and Saint Jenkins on drums – plus Gerry Jemmott on electric bass, adding a bit more vamp to the background than usual. There's a very earthy feel to most numbers – almost improvised jams at times, at least on the tracks that are credited to McGriff as the writer. Titles include "Blue Groove (parts 1 & 2)", "Blues For A Broken Down Funky Old Bus", "Bahama", "Mack The Knife", "Harp-er", "Mocha", "Hey Mrs Jones", "Amen", and "Penthouse Serenade". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original gatefold pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, light wear, and a sticker spot.)

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Jimmy McGriffHoney ... LP
Solid State, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $0.99
A nice little sleeper from Jimmy – a record that's hiding behind a title and cover that looks pretty corny, but one that features McGriff wailing away on a nice set of shorter tunes, most of which are 60s soul covers, done in that lean clean style he was using a lot at the time! Forget the "Honey" and go for "I Thank You", "I Got The Feelin", "Tell Mama", "We're A Winner", "Respect", and "Chain Of Fools" – all of which are quite nice! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, heavy edge wear, and a half split top seam.)

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✨✧ Jimmy McGriffMean Machine ... LP
Groove Merchant, 1976. Very Good Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Sweet 70s electric work from Jimmy McGriff – material that's different than his grittier grooves of the 60s, but still plenty darn great! The style's clearly influenced by CTI – as Jimmy's using electric piano as much as organ – and is getting some fuller support in the backings from Brad Baker and a host of great studio players. The sound is still plenty darn funky though – a soundtrack-styled approach that has Jimmy's keyboards soaring over the lush backdrops – still with plenty of rhythm, and elements that include choppy guitar and some nice work from a horn section. Joe Thomas solos a fair bit on tenor and flute – and the whole thing sounds like some nice lost cop show soundtrack! Titles include "It Feels So Nice (Do It Again)", "Please Don't Take Me Out", "Mean Machine", "Pogo's Stick", and "Overweight Shark Bait". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some marker.)

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Jimmy McGriffThing To Come By ... LP
Solid State, Late 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... $5.99
A real solid groover, and one that we passed up for many years, mistakenly, because the cover looks kind of boring! On the inside, though, the record's filled with lots of nice tasty tracks, and it's got a sinister bubbling under funky feel that's just great. Includes the monster cut "Charlotte", which has sort of a rolling, bassy intro that would make a great sample – plus the cuts "Up There, Down Here", "Thing To Come By", and "Down Home On The Moon". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jimmy McGriffBig Band ... LP
Solid State, 1966. Very Good Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A Basie tribute, but a really smoking one – thanks to some hard swinging arrangements from Manny Albam, and plenty of heavy Hammond from the great Jimmy McGriff! The tracks are mostly numbers from the Count Basie songbook of the 50s and 60s, but they're strongly reworked here with a swinging 60s vibe – played with lots of strong horn work in the background, all used as a perfect foil for Jimmy's leaner organ solos over the top! The style's quite similar to other big band organ work of the time – particularly records made by Jimmy Smith in collaboration with Oliver Nelson, or Jack McDuff with Benny Golson – and McGriff's organ comes through nice and clean in the mix, with that sharply fluttering sound that really made him one of the true standouts of the 60s. Titles include "Hob Nail Boogie", "Cute", "Every Day", "Blues Go Away", and "Slow But Sure". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and discoloration from age.)

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✨✧ Jimmy McGriff & Richard Groove HolmesGiants Of The Organ Come Together ... LP
Groove Merchant, 1973. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Twin organs back to back – and a heck of a hard-wailing set from Groove Holmes and Jimmy McGriff! The album cooks from the very first note – and features long tunes that open up with the same sort of solo-heavy approach that you'd get on Holmes' Prestige albums of the 60s – very stretched out, in a way that offers the keyboardists no cover at all, and forces them to keep thinking on their feet to come up with great notes! Bernard Purdie plays some nicely tight drums on the set, and guitar is by George Freeman and O'Donel Levy – both of whom add some nice superdope touches to the set! A winner all the way through, with great solos – and titles that include "Licks A Plenty", "The Squirrel", and "Finger Lickin' Good". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jimmy McGriff & Richard Groove HolmesGiants Of The Organ In Concert ... LP
Groove Merchant, 1973. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Groove Holmes and Jimmy McGriff go head to head in this double-organ extravaganza! The set was recorded live in Boston in 1973, and it features some of the most furiously funky live organ grooving you'll find this side of Root Down – and a whole lot of super tight jazz jamming! The group's got three guitarists, one of whom is the great O'Donel Levy, plus Mike Moss on drums and Kwasi Jayourba percussion. Most of the tracks are nice and long, with lots of solo space, and titles include opening funky monster "The Preacher's Tune", plus "Beans", "Chopper", "Boston Whaler", "Mozambique" and "Brown Bread". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has splitting on the bottom seam and light surface wear.)
Also available Giants Of The Organ In Concert ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ Jimmy McGriffGroove Grease ... LP
Groove Merchant, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A nice bit of funky organ work from Jimmy McGriff – a set that's got his famous talents on the Hammond out front of a larger ensemble – but in a way that's very different than some of his albums of that type from the 70s! There's lots of electricity in the mix – electric piano from Horace Ott, bass from Richard Evans, and guitar from Wayne Bennett – mixed with sharp work on horns from Cliff Davis on tenor and flute, Murray Watson on trumpet, and Johnny Beard on baritone – three players who really flesh out the sound! The album's got some excellent stone funky classics – like "The Bird", "Groove Grease", and "Plain Brown Bag" – plus some surprisingly funky readings of standards like "Canadian Sunset" and "Mr Lucky", both made to sound super-nice, thanks to excellent work on bass and drums! LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Brian AugerBrian Auger (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BYG/Replay (UK), 1965. New Copy ... $14.99
The earliest work ever recorded by the mighty Brian Auger – a key link between the British jazz, rock, and soul scenes of the 60s – and singer and organist with a sound that won him huge fans in a wide variety of audiences! Brian borrowed heavily from the styles of US soul artists like Ray Charles, Booker T, and Jimmy McGriff – working the Hammond organ with incredible skill for a UK player – in ways that were very different than the style of the guitar heroes of the period, who were more focused on straighter sounds from blues. Auger can sing with a soulful charm, but also focuses maybe even more of his energy on the organ – serving up great solos here with just guitar, bass, and drums behind his lead. Titles include "Tiger", "Holy Smoke", "Come Back To Croydon", "Own Up Lady Astor", "Foolkiller", "Kiko", "Let's Do It Tonight", "The In Crowd", and "Back At The Chicken Shack". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bobby ForresterBobby Forrester Organist ... LP
Dobre, Early 70s. Very Good- ... $69.99
One of the greatest albums of Hammond jazz ever recorded – and a darn funky one at that! Bobby Forrester may not look like a hipster on the cover, but this set grooves like some of the best early 70s work by Jack McDuff, Jimmy McGriff, and Groove Holmes – hitting hard with some really funky tracks that have made the album a must-have with collectors for years. The sound here a lean, mean revision of the Prestige Hammond jazz groove of the 60s – Bobby grooving on organ with just drums by Johnny Kirkwood and guitar by Elijah Williams Jr – all coming together in a totally solid sound that has plenty of funky riffs, nice rdrums, and soaring organ lines! Given the lean, compact approach to the groove, we might compare Forrester most with Charles Earland at his best – although the album's got a voice and depth that's certainly all its own. Titles include the classic groover "Uncle Funky", a great cover of "Sanford & Son Theme", and the cuts "Blues For Razz", "Don't Misunderstand", and "Funky Fly". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear and staining.)

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Jake Mason TrioStranger In The Mirror ... LP
Soul Messin', 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 21.98
Sweet Hammond work from Jake Mason – a keyboardist who definitely loves the sound of 60s soul jazz, but also has a great ear for the soulful instrumental too! The organ lines on the set move nicely between territory of Jack McDuff and Jimmy McGriff, but also have some of the warmer glow of Booker T as well – on tunes that are well-written little numbers that are mostly by Mason – sometimes with less of the jazz flourishes around the edges that you'll hear on other contemporary Hammond albums – which makes for a nice focus on some of the melodic elements and grooves! The trio features guitar and drums – and titles include "Rib Eye", "Grain Store", "Sunfall", "People Two & One", "Please Please Please", "Candy Smack", and "The Stranger In The Mirror". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Jackie MittooJackie Mittoo – The Keyboard King At Studio One ... LP
Universal Sound/Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $29.99 32.99
Killer funky organ – and 100% Dynamite! Jackie Mittoo is one of the all-time great organists – as essential to Jamaica as Booker T was to Memphis, or Jimmy McGriff was to New York. He's legendary these days as the player who completely transformed the Hammond sound with his unique Jamaican instrumental style during his early years with the Skatalites, and on his later solo recordings for Studio One. This set's probably the first time Mittoo's work has been properly packaged and remastered – and the folks at Soul Jazz have done an amazing job of selecting just the right tracks for such a project. The whole thing wails along with a stone rocksteady groove – with plenty of nice drum parts and funky rhythm bits underneath Jackie's soulful organ. If you dug the label's 100% Dynamite series, you'll really dig this one – and the whole thing's very much in the same vein. Tracks include "Drum Song", "Reggae Rock", "Hot Tamale", "Killer Diller", "Black Organ", "Stereo Freeze", "Wall Street", "Darker Shade Of Black", "Juice Box", and "Killer Diller". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lonnie SmithThink! (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A seminal album from Hammond giant Lonnie Smith – a bold statement that really gives the organist his own identity after some killer work in the combos of Lou Donaldson and George Benson! Lonnie's one of the key flag-fliers of the new style of funky organ jazz – a mode different from the earlier styles of Jimmy Smith or Jimmy McGriff – leaner, cleaner, and often tied heavily to the drums – which, in this case, are handled by Marion Booker Jr, but in a way that recalls some of the Idris Muhammad greatness on other Blue Note albums of the time. The mighty Pucho (of Latin Soul Brothers fame) plays added timbales, and there's also two more conga players – ensuring a tight, yet complex sort of groove – and the frontline features Lee Morgan on trumpet, David Newman on tenor and flute, and Melvin Sparks on guitar. Tracks are long, with complicated rhythms – and soulful yet sophisticated solos to match – and titles include the seminal "Son Of Ice Bag", a great cover of "Think", and the tracks "Slouchin", "Call Of The Wild", and "Three Blind Mice". LP, Vinyl record album

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Earl Van Dyke & The Soul BrothersThat Motown Sound ... LP
Motown, 1964. Very Good ... $24.99
A heavy batch of Motown soul instrumentals – headed up by Funk Brother Earl Van Dyke! The set features backings that are often very similar to the vocal versions on Motown – but are topped with sweet organ solo work from Earl – who has this lean, mean style that's mighty nice – kind of a Jimmy McGriff groove that really fits the soul of the recordings! Most of the backings are exactly the same ones used for vocal hits, but the use of Hammond really transforms them nicely – making the whole record a sweet popcorn soul version of Motown – almost a bit grittier, with a nice sort of backroom jukebox flavor. Titles include "Try It Baby", "Can You Jerk Like Me", "Money", "Can I Get A Witness", "Come See About Me", and "All For You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Also available That Motown Sound ... CD 13.99

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VariousBlues In Concert ... LP
Groove Merchant, 1973. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
Don't think "blues", think "jazz" – as most of the work here is done by jazz musicians recording for the Groove Merchant label in the early 70s – although with some definite bluesy undercurrents at times! The set features a variety of live recordings done by Sonny Lester in Chicago, Newark, Boston, and New York City during the early 70s – and together, the tunes present a variety of Groove Merchant artists doing their thing in a slightly looser setting than the studio! Titles include Jimmy McGriff and Junior Parker on "Pretty Baby", "I Need Love So Bad", and "C Jam Blues"; Buddy Rich on "Cardin Blue" and "Jumpin At The Woodside"; Dakota Staton on "Cry Me A River" and "It's The Talk Of The Town; Jimmy McGriff & George Freeman on "Freedom Suite (part 1)"; and Groove Holmes on "Groovin Groove" and "Rainy Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has moderate wear.)

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✨✧ Wynder K FrogOut Of The Frying Pan (with bonus track) ... LP
United Artists/Wah Wah (Spain), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A lost Hammond classic – from organist Mick Weaver, who famously worked with the group Traffic! This set's a lot different than the work he did in that band, though – as the album's all instrumental, and has a quick-stepping, all-soul sound that's a lot like the best Jimmy McGriff organ jazz albums on Sue Records – mixed with maybe a bit of the mod sound of London at the time! Tunes are tight and short, but pack plenty of punch – and the album also features great work on saxes from Chris Mercer and Dick Heckstall-Smith. Titles include "Green Door", "Bad Eye", "Willie & The Hand Jive", "House That Jack Built", "Gasoline Alley", and "Harpsichord Shuffle" and the bonus track "Baldy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 – includes bonus track not on the original vinyl pressing!)
 
 
 



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