Soul Sugar

Soul Sugar

by Jimmy McGriff
     
 

The Sonny Lester-produced Soul Sugar looms large in Jimmy McGriff's vast catalog -- while it's a fool's errand to pick the organist's absolute funkiest recording, this one demands serious consideration. Without personnel credits, it's impossible to know who's backing McGriff here, but the rhythm section is nonetheless superb --…  See more details below

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The Sonny Lester-produced Soul Sugar looms large in Jimmy McGriff's vast catalog -- while it's a fool's errand to pick the organist's absolute funkiest recording, this one demands serious consideration. Without personnel credits, it's impossible to know who's backing McGriff here, but the rhythm section is nonetheless superb -- cuts like "Dig on It" (later sampled by A Tribe Called Quest), "Fat Cakes," and "The Now Thing" rival the Meters for sheer soulfulness. The covers are no less impressive -- while renditions of James Brown's "Ain't It Funky Now," Stevie Wonder's "Signed, Sealed, Delivered," and Aretha Franklin's "Spirit in the Dark" remain true to the spirit of the original recordings, the ingenious arrangements also allow McGriff and his band panoramic stretches of space to explore.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/20/2008
Label:
Groove Hut Spain
UPC:
8436019587041
catalogNumber:
66704

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jimmy McGriff   Primary Artist,Organ
Richard Davis   Electric Bass
Everett Barksdale   Guitar
Wayne Bennett   Guitar
Johnny Board   Bass
Marion Booker   Drums
Larry Frazier   Guitar
Lawrence Killian   Conga,Tambourine
Horace Ott   Electric Piano
Murray Watson   Trumpet
Cliff Davis   Flugelhorn,Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Henry Mancini   Composer
James Brown   Composer
Aretha Franklin   Composer
Jimmy McGriff   Composer
Eddie DeLange   Composer
Sammy Fain   Composer
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Mack Gordon   Composer
Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Hardaway   Composer
Haywood   Composer

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