Big Al

Keepin' it greazy!!!

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Here's a piece o'greaze that I don't think has been mentioned much around here:

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Who is Jerry Z? Can't truss it!

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I thought that too myself, before I heard it. He is actually a fairly progressive organist...maybe in the Larry Goldings vein? I'm not sure what his full last name is.

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Got the Billy Larkin & the Delegates CD the other day - it's on some UK EMI label. Since there's almost nothing out by this group (a stray track here or there on some Blue Note compilations) (and they made at least half a dozen records for World Pacific) this is a great introduction - cuts from almost all their albums. (Dusty Groove has it.)

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released on feb 15th

anyone pick this up?

i think i love shirley scott

ss1

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For me, Shirley steals the show on VERY SAXY. I love the settings she uses! Grab your skates and give it a listen!

I just got QUEEN OF THE ORGAN on Ebay! (trying to obtain the required organ discs as mandated by Alfredson!)

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QOTO is on my shirley scott radar....

do you have it yet?

i am trying to get all the shirley scott stuff over on e-music

ss1

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any classical organ music considered greazzzzy???

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Soulstation1 Posted on Mar 31 2005, 06:19 PM

  any classical organ music considered greazzzzy??? 

Check out any of the (tragically small) output of Jehan Alain. The piece 'Litanies' in particular is a mutha.

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i like "gambler's life" a lot! just found it used on CD after having it on vinyl for a long time.

"gears" is nice too, though i like "gambler's life" better since it sounds more original to me.

"breakout" is ok and i especially like the title track which has some great drumming on it-by billy cobham i think.

"wild horses rock steady" is ok too though i don't need it on CD and am fine with my scratchy record. actually has some decent bob james arrangements.

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Ok, I know I mentioned it in a thread of its own, but greazeheads and funkateers should really give a listen to this one:

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"Sweet Thang" positively drips with the greaze.

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OK you guys are gonna love this (and apologies if this has already been mentioned):

It's called Hammond Heroes - 60s R&B Organ Grooves and it's on the German lable Bear Family.

Nup, it's not Jimmy Smith et al.

Frankly, a lot of it is pretty rough, and as far as I can make out none of them are good enough to play the pedals.

But there's lots of spirit and - yes - lots of grease.

Also intriguing are the number of names in the booklet (always good with Bear Family) whose past is forgottten: Rod Stewart, Peter Frampton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker among them.

A lof of these outfits are well known but usually only remembered for their poppier stuff, thus relegating the role of R&B and jazz in their development.

WYNDER K. FROG (Organ: Mick Weaver): Jumping Jack Flash

SPENCER DAVIS GROUP / Mk. I (Organ: Steve Winwood): Stevie's Groove

ARTWOODS (Organ: Jon Lord): A Taste Of Honey

BOBBY GRAHAM (Organ: Kenny Salmon): Zoom, Widge And Wag

JULIE DRISCOLL, BRIAN AUGER & THE TRINITY (Organ: Brian Auger): Ellis Island

DAVE DAVANI FOUR (Organ: Dave Davani): Working Out

MANFRED MANN (Organ: Manfred Mann): One Way

GRAHAM BOND ORGANISATION (Organ: Graham Bond): Wade In The Water

PEDDLERS (Organ: Roy Phillips): Horses Collar

GEORGIE FAME & HIS BLUE FLAMES (Organ: Georgie Fame): The In-Crowd

REMO FOUR (Organ: Tony Ashton): Jive Samba

TEN YEARS AFTER (Organ: Chick Churchill): Adventures Of A Young Organ

ZOOT MONEY'S BIG ROLL BAND (Organ: Zoot Money): Zoot's Sermon

ALAN PRICE SET (Organ: Alan Price): Critic's Choice

FREE (Organ: Steve Miller/UK): Guy Stevens Blues

SMALL FACES (Organ: Ian MacLagan): Grow Your Own

MOTHERHOOD (Organ: James Jackson): Back In The Grass

SPENCER DAVIS GROUP / Mk. II (Organ: Eddie Hardin): New Toy

HERD (Organ: Andy Bown): Impressions Of Oliver

SOUL SURVIVAL (Organ: Nicky Hopkins): Soul Soup

STEAMPACKET (Organ: Brian Auger): Holy Smoke

SANTA BARBERA MACHINE HEAD (Organ: Jon Lord): Rubber Monkey

NICE (Organ: Keith Emerson): Sombrero Sam

http://www.bear-family.de/index_english.htm - look under new releases, spring 2005.

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james jackson must be jimmy jackson who has graced some of my favorite albums including embryo's "embryo's rache" and mal waldron's "the call" and embryo's "steig aus". i am interested in hearing more material he is on. i would also like to know his story. he seems to have left for germany pretty early on. what was he doing in america beforehand? who did he play with?

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anyone hear

jimmy mcgriff's "bad to the bone" cd??

i likezzzz

:tup

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I like a lot of the Legends of Acid Jazz series. These are Prestige two-fer reissues. I've got a bunch of them, but am still missing a few. Pretty good "soul-jazz."

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I found this at a used CD store, St. Louis Breakdown, The Best Of Oliver Sain and it turns out to be incredibly greasy. It comes from a Soul/Funk/R&B place more than jazz as a starting point. But as we all know, categories are meaningless. Oliver Sain, anybody know about this guy?

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My wife is upstairs (I'm in the basement) clunking away on the piano.

It's payback for all that organ soul jazz I crank up at night...

;)

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