Jimmy McGriff - Pullin' Out The Stops! The Best Of Jimmy McGriff (1994)
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 67:22 min | 155 Mb (5% Rec.)
Jazz-Funk, Soul-Jazz | Label: Blue Note Records
One of the all-time giants of the Hammond B-3, Jimmy McGriff sometimes gets lost amid all the great soul-jazz organists from his hometown of Philadelphia. He was almost certainly the bluesiest of the major soul-jazz pioneers, and indeed, he often insisted that he was more of a blues musician than a jazz artist; nonetheless, he remained eclectic enough to blur the lines of classification. His sound – deep, down-to-earth grooves drenched in blues and gospel feeling – made him quite popular with R&B audiences, even more so than some of his peers; what was more, he was able to condense those charms into concise, funky, jukebox-ready singles that often did surprisingly well on the R&B charts. His rearrangement of Ray Charles' "I Got a Woman" was a Top Five R&B hit in 1962, and further hits like "All About My Girl," "Kiko," and "The Worm" followed over the course of the '60s (included on this collection).