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Saturday, June 30, 2007
Jimmy McGriff - Blues For Mr Jimmy

I bought this vinyl from a Leeds carboot sale in 1999. It was part of my frenzied quest for rare grooves, especially those of the organ-guitar-drums combos. I was expecting the usual hammond groove stuff before listening to the album and, my expectations were met, albeit with a small difference: reverb! Indeed, Blues For Mr Jimmy contains a lot of it! Every instrument is drenched in auditorium reverb and you sometimes get the feeling that the combo are playing in a haunted cavern! This gives the tracks a certain dark feeling that collides with the overall "uplifting" effect of hammond grooves. I don't know if Jimmy McGriff had this in his mind but it is definitely true that the sound is unique.

Great instrumental stuff.
Line-up: Jimmy McGriff (org); Larry Frazier (g); Jimmie Smith (d)
Production year: 1964
01 Discotheque U.S.A.
02 Cash Box
03 Blues For Joe
04 Blues For Mr. Jimmy
05 The Dog (You Dog)
06 Bump de Bump
07 The Party's Over
08 Turn Blue
09 Sho' Nuff

(note: this is a vinyl rip)


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