Jimmy McGriff Obituary

Posted on: Saturday, May 31, 2008

The article starts….

For a span of several years in the 1960s, you couldn’t walk through wide swaths of Philadelphia without hearing the burble of a Hammond B3 organ. The instrument came to embody a hip-hugging Philly jazz sound that was equal parts churchyard hum, speakeasy sizzle and slash-and-burn bar-room blooze. And few would master the jazz organ sound like Jimmy McGriff, who served up heaping slabs of greasy cheesesteak funk on and off for four decades until his death this week, at 72, of multiple sclerosis……..

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May 31st, 2008 at 11:30
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Very sad news and predictably ignored in the wonderful world of modern music. This guy was the business! RIP Jimmy.