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Electric Funk

28 Jan. 1997 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 27 Jan. 1997
  • Release Date: 28 Jan. 1997
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • Copyright: Blue Note (R) is a registered trademark of Capitol Records, Inc. (C) 1997 Capitol Records, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 32:15
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  • ASIN: B001J73MG2
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 88,328 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Julian Mascarenhas on 30 Mar. 2005
Format: Audio CD
Ahh Jimmy McGriff. The man who at the age of 16, having played the bass, the drums, alto sax and some other instruments, was still trying to find 'his' instrument. In the course of looking he had jammed as a session musician with some pretty big names, names he would learn the essentials of moving a crowd from. But it took the invention of the Hammond B3 to finally give Jimmy an instrument that "would push me more than I could push it."
It's worth understanding why he chose this instrument over others in order to understand the Jimmy McGriff style and why it sounds so funky. See the point is the Hammond B3 has the ability, with very few instruments accompanying, to sound like it is part of a much bigger band than it really is. In fact it has the ability to sound like a big band on its own, the type of big band that Count Basie and Duke Ellington used to lead. These were the sounds that really rocked Jimmy's musical world. While the whole jazz scene was being tempted and shocked in equal measures by the rock world, Jimmy kept thinking of that old, big band sound all along. And he carved out his own distinctive style with such an ear. This album's sleeve doesn't list the players, it simply says 'unknown' but if Jimmy's earlier bands are anything to go by it would have been recorded by just four musicians - Guitar, Alto or Tenor Sax, Drums and Jimmy plays bass with his foot peddles and/or his left hand and melody with his right - yet the sound is expansive, rich and full bodied for four instruments.
There were other factors why he chose the Hammond. His friend Shirley Scott (famed for a rip roaring version of the Isley Bros' "It's Your Thing") was literally tearing up every joint she played in with her heavy, funky, racey Hammond sounds.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tia on 20 Feb. 2014
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This is one of my favourite albums by Jimmy McGriff. The first track, 'Back on the Track' gives me tingles every time I hear it - it's so funky, smooth and sublime.

The rest of the album is more up-tempo, ranging from dancefloor filler organ wizardry to funky grooves.

If you like this album, then I would also recommend "Good Things Don't Happen Every Day", an album that features Junior Parker. It's an astoundingly soulful album, and damn groovy too.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By gary fahy on 18 Oct. 2013
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here we go again i am not the music press and why am i being asked to do a music review
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