100% Pure Funk

100% Pure Funk

by Jimmy McGriff

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Overview

100% Pure Funk collects portions of three performances by Hammond B-3 player Jimmy McGriff, two from 1973 and one from 1974. McGriff has a laid-back, comfortable, and lived-in sound, mixing blues and gospel influences into a small combo jazz setting, best showcased here on an original composition (written by McGriff and producer Sonny Lester) called "Blues for a Broken Down Funky Old Bus," which perfectly catches the warm tone and feel of these sessions. The only problem here is the title of the album, since these aren't funk outings, and given McGriff's later exploration of funk rhythms on albums like Tail Gunner, it is bound to confuse folks looking for heavier McGriff material.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/06/2001
Label: Groove Merchant
UPC: 0046172003029
catalogNumber: 20030

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jimmy McGriff   Primary Artist,Organ
George Freeman   Guitar
Von Freeman   Tenor (Vocal)
Illinois Jacquet   Saxophone
Buddy Rich   Drums
Bob Cranshaw   Bass
Kenny Barron   Electric Piano
Marion Booker   Drums
Eddie Gladden   Drums
Lawrence Killian   Harmonica
James Peacock   Conga
Ronald Arnold   Tenor Saxophone
John Thomas   Guitar

Technical Credits

Memphis Slim   Composer
George Freeman   Composer
Ben Bernie   Composer
Gary Freeman   Composer
Huddie Ledbetter   Composer
Maceo Pinkard   Composer
Kenneth Casey   Composer

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