100% Pure Funk

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
100% Pure Funk collects portions of three performances by Hammond B-3 player Jimmy McGriff, two from 1973 and one from 1974. McGriff has a laid-back, comfortable, and lived-in sound, mixing blues and gospel influences into a small combo jazz setting, best showcased here on an original composition written by McGriff and producer Sonny Lester called "Blues for a Broken Down Funky Old Bus," which perfectly catches the warm tone and feel of these sessions. The only problem here is the title of the album, since these aren't funk outings, and given McGriff's later exploration of funk rhythms on albums like Tail Gunner, it is bound to confuse folks looking for heavier McGriff ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
100% Pure Funk collects portions of three performances by Hammond B-3 player Jimmy McGriff, two from 1973 and one from 1974. McGriff has a laid-back, comfortable, and lived-in sound, mixing blues and gospel influences into a small combo jazz setting, best showcased here on an original composition written by McGriff and producer Sonny Lester called "Blues for a Broken Down Funky Old Bus," which perfectly catches the warm tone and feel of these sessions. The only problem here is the title of the album, since these aren't funk outings, and given McGriff's later exploration of funk rhythms on albums like Tail Gunner, it is bound to confuse folks looking for heavier McGriff material.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/6/2001
  • Label: Groove Merchant
  • UPC: 046172003029
  • Catalog Number: 20030
  • Sales rank: 115,926

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jimmy McGriff Primary Artist, Organ
George Freeman Guitar
Von Freeman Tenor (Vocal)
Illinois Jacquet Saxophone
Buddy Rich Drums
Bob Cranshaw Bass
Kenny Barron Electric Piano
Marion Booker Drums
Eddie Gladden Drums
Lawrence Killian Harmonica
James Peacock Conga
Ronald Arnold Tenor Saxophone
John Thomas Guitar
Technical Credits
George Freeman Composer
Peter Chatman Composer
Huddie Ledbetter Composer
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