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8 thoughts on “ Spear For Moondog - Part I - Jimmy McGriff - Electric Funk (Vinyl, LP, Album)

  1. Electric Funk is an album by the American jazz organist Jimmy McGriff of performances recorded in and released on the Blue Note label. Description provided by Wikipedia under Creative Commons Attribution CC-BY-SA Spear For Moondog, Part /5(4).
  2. Double-length work from Jimmy McGriff – 2 albums in 1 from the Groove Merchant label! The first half of the set features the album Fly Dude – some great down-home work from Jimmy McGriff, and a session that's a bit less funk-based than some of his others for the Groove Merchant label, but still plenty darn great!The set's kind of a nice link between the straighter soul jazz of McGriff 's.
  3. HMV issued the original vinyl album in , and Trunk Records reissued it on CD in Moondog inspired other musicians with several songs dedicated to him. These include "Moondog" on Pentangle 's album Sweet Child and "Spear for Moondog" (parts I and II) by jazz organist Jimmy McGriff on his Electric Funk album.
  4. An unusual double-length album for Jimmy McGriff – released during his funkier years at the Groove Merchant label, but with a gritty sort of sound that takes us back to his first few records on Sue in the 60s! The "blues" in the title is definitely well-chosen – as the tracks here are long, lean, and drawn out – blues-drenched soul jazz played by a small combo that includes Larry Frazier.
  5. Listen to your favorite songs from Electric Funk by Jimmy McGriff Now. Stream ad-free with Amazon Music Unlimited on mobile, desktop, and tablet. Download our mobile app now.
  6. Electric Funk ‎(LP, Album). 7 1 3, B1 What makes Jimmy McGriff Electric Funk such a great album is, simply, how well its' done. While a lot of soul jazz winds up with generic vamping, this album gives loving care to each song.
  7. The title of Electric Funk may lead you to believe that it's a set of unrepentant, rampaging hard funk, but that's not quite the case. The record is laid-back but undeniably funky, with Jimmy McGriff and electric pianist Horace Ott leading an unnamed group through a set of soul workouts. It's not jazz, it's jazzy soul, and it's among the funkiest of any soul-jazz records from the late '60s.
  8. Jimmy McGriff. 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.

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