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One of the all-time giants of the Hammond B-3, Jimmy McGriff (April 3, 1936 – May 24, 2008) 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… read more

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  • Avatar for cowey
    Jesus is this guy under-appreciated.
  • Avatar for floatondc
    yeeaa-uhh
  • Avatar for djwithoutaneye
    this guy is awesome :-)
  • Avatar for Muskie
    Does anyone make music like this now, besides Maceo?
  • Avatar for Kedafi
    jimmy have the best organ
  • Avatar for A1enochka
    !!
  • Avatar for surazul
    pretty GOOD! needs more listeners
  • Avatar for s0ber
    Fuckin' epic music!
  • Avatar for btwiP
    !!
  • Avatar for jonw2319
    i first heard the Electric Funk album back in 98' - it promptly blew me away. Thanks last.fm for hooking me back up with Jimmy's awesome tunes! McGriff, you sir are a legend!

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