Soul Sugar

JIMMY MCGRIFF

$23
First vinyl reissue of Jimmy McGriff's soul jazz classic, 'Soul Sugar.' It features instrumental covers of Aretha Franklin and Motown songs. We have it on splatter vinyl.
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Exclusive Features
Record icon Color Clear With Magenta And Gold Splatter
Other Features
Release Type Reissue
Foil Stamped Yes
Numbered Yes
Label Blue Note
BY THE NUMBERS
1LP
Format
1000
Total Pressing Quantity
12
INCH
Vinyl Size
33 1/3
RPM
Speed
1970
Original Release Year
DESCRIPTION

"Jimmy McGriff, though he performed for Blue Note during his career, never wanted to be considered a jazz artist. He always considered himself a blues player who somehow got looped into jazz circles, an artist making the organ cry like Muddy made his guitar, which probably explains why his music sounded more like the M.G.’s than Miles’ Quartet. Born in 1936, and spending two years as a cop before entering Julliard to study the orgran, McGriff’s first big break came when a trio he was leading was offered the opportunity to cover an instrumental of Ray Charles’ “I’ve Got A Woman,” which was a massive hit at the time. McGriff’s version is light, almost off the rails, and showcases the fatback groove that McGriff would eventually perfect on later albums.

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