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- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 2006
- Label: Collectables Records
Description by OLDIES.com:
The Blues, in the capable hands of organ master Jimmy McGriff, become a happy, toe-tappin', finger-poppin', and head-shakin' experience recorded on this compact disc.
- 1.Discotheque U. S. A.
- 2.Cash Box
- 3.Blues For Joe
- 4.Blues For Mr. Jimmy
- 5.Dog (You Dog)
- 6.Bump De Bump
- 7.Party's Over
- 8.Turn Blue
- 9.Sho' Nuff
Includes liner notes by Rick Willard.
Personnel: Jimmy McGriff (organ); Jimmie Smith (drums).
Liner Note Author: Dean Rudland.
Recording information: 1965.
Blues for Mr. Jimmy was the last album Hammond B-3 ace Jimmy McGriff recorded for Sue Records before moving on to Solid State Records in 1965, and in some ways it is the archetypal McGriff record. Working in a trio format with drummer Jimmie Smith and guitarist Larry Frazier, McGriff is in fine form, bringing his patented blues- and gospel-inflected soul jazz to the edge of funk on a group of mostly original pieces ("The Party's Over" is the only cover). Highlights of this amazingly cohesive set are the two upbeat opening tracks, "Discotheque U.S.A." and "Cash Box," the undeniably funky "The Dog (You Dog)," and the gorgeous and heavily atmospheric ballad "Turn Blue." Collectables reissued the same set in the same running order in 1990 as Blues for Mister Jimmy, but this version from Stateside Records appears to have slightly better sound. ~ Steve Leggett
- Sales Rank: 17,020
- UPC: 090431514726
- Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
- International Shipping: 1 item
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