A DISCOGRAPHY: 1980 - present
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CITY LIGHTS
Jimmy McGriff
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: December 19, 1980 and February 4, 1981

Danny Moore (tp); Leo Johnson (as); Harold Vick (ts); Jimmy McGriff (org); Wayne Boyd (g); Alfred Johnson (b); Victor Jones or Idris Muhammad (d).

a. My Way (J. Revaux, C. Francois, L. and G.Thibaut, P. Anka) - 5:31
b. Funky Accents (Jimmy McGriff) - 3:21
c. Brickyard (Jimmy McGriff) - 9:51
d. City Lights (Jimmy McGriff) - 4:11
e. Teach Me Tonight (DePall, Cahn) - 8:37 
f. Jimmy's Room (Jimmy McGriff) - 5:57

Issues: a-f on JAM 002, JAM (Jap) PSCW-1147 [CD].
Singles: d & f also on JAM 7001 [45].
Producer: Bob Porter
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder


MOVIN' UPSIDE THE BLUES
Jimmy McGriff
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: December 19, 1980

Danny Moore (tp); Bill Easley (as); Harold Vick (ts); Jimmy McGriff (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Victor Jones (d); Richard Byrd (cga).

a. All Day Long (Kenny Burrell) - 11:02

Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: June 23, 1981
Bill Hardman (tp); Harold Vick (ts); Arnold Sterling (as); Jimmy McGriff (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Vance James (d).

d. Free And Foxy (Jimmy McGriff/Jimmy Ponder) - 6:14
e. Movin' Upside The Blues (Jimmy McGriff) - 5:26

Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: June 24, 1981
Arnold Sterling (as); Jimmy McGriff (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Vance James (d).

b. Moonlight Serenade (Miller, Parish) - 6:32
c. Could Be (Jimmy McGriff, Jimmy Ponder) - 5:36

Issues: a-e on JAM 005, JAM (Jap) PSCW-1157 [CD]
Producer: Bob Porter
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Unknown


THE GROOVER
Jimmy McGriff
prob. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: June 24, 1982

Arnold Sterling (as); Jimmy McGriff (el-p,org); Billy Butler (g); Bob Cranshaw (el-b); Belton Evans (d); Ray Mantilla (perc).

a. Night Train (Jimmy Forrest) - 6:30
b. When I Grow Too Old to Dream (Sigmund Romberg/Oscar Hammerstein 2nd) - 6:00
c. Soft (Myron Bradshaw/Nelson Oliver) - 5:43
d. Song For My Father (Horace Silver) - 4:57
e. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy (Josef Zawinul) - 5:40

same, except Jimmy McGriff (p,org).

f. This One's For Ray (James McGriff) - 8:26

Issues: a-f on JAM 009, JAM (Jap) PSCW-1160 [CD], JAM (Jap) PSCW-5127 [CD]. 
Producer: Esmond Edwards
Engineer: David Stone
Notes: Rick Petrone


COUNTDOWN
Jimmy McGriff
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: April 27 and 28, 1983

Clifford Adams, Jr. (tb); Marshall Keys (as); Arnold Sterling (ts,as); Jimmy McGriff (org); Melvin Sparks (g); Vance James (d).

a. I'm Walkin' (Domino/Bartholomew) - 6:56
b. Holly (Jimmy McGriff) - 5:10
c. Down for the Count (Frank Foster) - 4:03
d. Blow Your Horn (Benny Green) - 4:05
e. Since I Fell for You (Buddy Johnson) - 4:55
f. Shiny Stockings (Foster) - 8:12

Issues: Milestone M-9116, Milestone MCD-9116-2 [CD].
Singles: a also on Milestone 313 [45].
Samplers: a also on Fantasy FCD-7715-2 [CD] titled STREET GROOVES
Producer: Bob Porter
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: George Kanzler


SKYWALK
Jimmy McGriff
Rutherford, New Jersey: March 19-20, 1984

Glenn Kaye, Michael Ridley (tp); Dominick Carelli (tb); Bill Easley (as); Arnold Sterling (as solo); Coy Shockley (ts); James Brundige (bs); Jimmy McGriff (org); Jimmy Ponder (g solo); Wayne Boyd (g); Don Williams (d, el-d). 

a. Skywalk (McGriff) - 8:43

Glenn Kaye (tp solo); Michael Ridley (tp); Dominick Carelli (tb); Bill Easley (as solo); Coy Shockley (ts); James Brundige (bs,arr); Jimmy McGriff (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Don Williams (d). 

b. Easy Time (Bellson/Newson) - 7:23

Glenn Kaye (tp solo); Michael Ridley (tp); Dominick Carelli (tb solo,arr); Bill Easley (as); Coy Shockley (ts solo); James Brundige (bs); Jimmy McGriff (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Don Williams (d). 

c. Jersey Bounce (Bradshaw/Feyne/Johnson/Plater/Wright) - 5:32

Bill Easley, Arnold Sterling (ts); James Brundige (bs); Jimmy McGriff (org); Wayne Boyd (g); Don Williams (d). 

d. Motoring Along (McGriff) - 3:07

Bill Easley, Coy Shockley (ts); Arnold Sterling (as solo); James Brundige (bs); Jimmy McGriff (org,arr); Wayne Boyd (g); Don Williams (d). 

e. Barb' Wire (Boyd) - 7:25

Jimmy McGriff (org); Wayne Boyd (g); Don Williams (d, el-d). 

f. Let's Stay Together (Green/Jackson/Mitchell) - 7:56

Issues: a-f on Milestone M-9126.
Producer: Bob Porter
Engineer: Malcolm Addey. Assistant: Richie Romaniello.
Notes: Bob Porter


STATE OF THE ART
Jimmy McGriff
New York City: May 13-14 and June 10-11, 1985

Jimmy McGriff (org,key,arr); Lonnie Smith (synth); Melvin Sparks (g,arr); Stanley Banks (el-b); Bernard Davis (b); 

a. Headbender (Jimmy McGriff) - 5:23
b. Don't Ever Doubt Me (McGriff/Schwartz) - 4:18
c. Slow Grindin' (Jimmy McGriff) - 4:39

Jimmy McGriff (org,key,arr); Lonnie Smith (synth); Melvin Sparks (g,arr).

d. Stormy Weather (Arlen/Koehler) - 4:26
e. New Wave Blues (Jimmy McGriff) - 6:15
f. Hip Hop Bebop (Lonnie Smith) - 6:28

same, add Jesse "Cheese" Hameen (aka Jesse Kirkpatrick) (d).

g. Cheesesteak (Jimmy McGriff) - 5:57

Issues: a-g on Milestone M-9135.
Singles: e & f also on Milestone D-261 [12].
Producer: Bob Porter
Engineer: Kevin Reynolds
Notes: Michael Rozek


SOUL SURVIVORS
Hank Crawford/Jimmy McGriff
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: January 29, 1986

Hank Crawford (as); Jimmy McGriff (org,synth); George Benson, Jim Pittsburgh (g); Bernard Purdie (d).

a. Because of You (Wilkinson/Hammerstein) - 6:02
b. The Peeper (Hank Crawford) - 4:44

same, except Mel Lewis (d) replaces Bernard Purdie.

c. Frim Fram Sauce (Evans/Ricardel) - 8:33

Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: January 30, 1986
Hank Crawford (as); Jimmy McGriff (org,synth); Jim Pittsburgh (g); Bernard Purdie (d).

d. One Mint Julep (Rudolph Toombs) - 6:44
e. The Second Time Around (long version) (Gerald Fried) - 6:59
f. After Supper (Neal Hefti) - 9:03

Issues: a-f on Milestone MCD-9142-2 [CD].
Samplers: a, c, d & e also on Milestone MCD-9318-2 [CD] titled THE BEST OF HANK CRAWFORD/JIMMY McGRIFF.
Producer: Bob Porter
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder


COLD SNAP
Albert Collins
Chicago, Illinois: c. 1986

The Uptown Horns (Bob Funk (tb); Arno Hecht (ts); Crispin Cioe (as,bs)) (arr); Jimmy McGriff (org); Albert Collins (g,vcl,arr); Mel Brown (g); Morris Jennings (d).

a. Cash Talkin' The Workingman's Blues - 4:30
b. A Good Fool Is Hard To Find (Shackelford & Houston) - 4:15
c. Lights Are On But Nobody's Home (Collins) - 6:59
d. Too Many Dirty Dishes - 4:23
e. Fake I.D. (Collins) - 3:33

Note: Other titles from Alligator AI-4752 without Jimmy McGriff.

Issues: a-e on Alligator ALCD-4752 [CD], Mobile Fidelity 635 [CD].
Samplers: b also on Alligator ALCD-5601 [CD] titled ALBERT COLLINS DELUXE EDITION.
Producer: Albert Collins, Bruce Iglauer, Dick Shurman
Engineer: Justin Niebank 


THE STARTING FIVE
Jimmy McGriff
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: October 14 and 15, 1986

Rusty Bryant (ts); Jimmy McGriff (org); Mel Brown, Wayne Boyd (g); Bernard Purdie (d).

a. Doggone (Jimmy McGriff) - 4:24

same, add David “Fathead” Newman (as).

b. Movin' On (David Newman) - 7:10
c. Granny's Lane (Jimmy McGriff) - 5:36

same, except Rusty Bryant (as).

d. I'm Getting Sentimental Over You (Bassman/Washington)

Rusty Bryant, David “Fathead” Newman (ts); Jimmy McGriff (org); Mel Brown (g); Bernard Purdie (d).

e. BGO (Jimmy McGriff) - 5:42
f. Hittin' the Jug (Gene Ammons) - 10:25

same, except David "Fathead" Newman (f).

g. Georgia on My Mind (Carmichael/Gorrell) - 5:24

same, except Rusty Bryant (as); David "Fathead" Newman (f).

h. You Belong to Me (Price/King/Stewart) - 4:48

Issues: a-e & g-h on Milestone M-9148. a-h on Milestone MCD-9148-2 [CD].
Producer: Bob Porter
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder


STEPPIN' UP
Hank Crawford/Jimmy McGriff
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: June 15-16, 1987

Hank Crawford (as); Jimmy McGriff (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Vance James (d).

a. The Real Deal (Hank Crawford) - 9:03
b. Tippin' In (Smith/Synes) - 5:18)
c. Vicki (Jimmy McGriff) - 6:06
d. Be Anything, But Be Mine (Irving Gordon) - 6:31

same, add Billy Preston (p).

e. River's Invitation (Percy Mayfield) - 8:33
f. Steppin' Up (McGriff) - 3:17
g. Lift Every Voice (J.W. Johnson) - 6:00
h. Something for Bubba (Crawford/McGriff) - 7:11

Issues: a-g on Milestone M-9153. a-h on MCD-9153-2 [CD].
Singles: e also on Milestone D-293 [12].
Samplers: e also on Fantasy FCD-7715-2 [CD] titled STREET GROOVES. e & g
also on Milestone MCD-9318-2 [CD] titled THE BEST OF HANK CRAWFORD/JIMMY McGRIFF.
Producer: Bob Porter
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Bubba Jackson


BLUE TO THE 'BONE
Jimmy McGriff 
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: July 19-20, 1988

Al Grey (tb); Bill Easley (ts,as); Jimmy McGriff (org); Melvin Sparks (g); Bernard Purdie (d).

a. Ain't That Funk for You (Al Grey) - 6:25
b. For All We Know (Coots/Lewis) - 5:10
c. Don't Get Around Much Anymore (Duke Ellington) - 10:18
d. Secret Love (Fain/Webster) - 9:03
e. Hangin' In (McGriff/Sparks) - 7:43
f. After the Dark (Reggie Marks) - 5:33

Issues: a-f on Milestone MCD-9163-2 [CD].
Producer: Bob Porter
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder. 


RHYTHMSTICK
Rhythmstick (Various Artists)
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: June 19-21, 1989

Randy Brecker, Jon Faddis, Art Farmer (tp); Bob Berg (ts); Phil Woods (as); Jimmy McGriff (org); Robben Ford (el-g); Anthony Jackson (el-b); Bernard Purdie (d).

a. Friday Night At The Cadillac Club (Bob Berg) - 7:07

Jon Faddis, Art Farmer (tp); Bob Berg (ts); Phil Woods (as); Jimmy McGriff (org); Anthony Jackson (el-b); Bernard Purdie (d).

b. Palisades In Blue (Benny Golson) - 7:42

Note: Jim Beard is credited as organist on "Friday Night At The Cadillac Club" on LP and CD issues of RHYTHMSTICK. However, Jimmy McGriff is seen playing organ in the video film of the recording.

Other titles without Jimmy McGriff.

Issues: a & b on CTI 10000, A*Vision 50254-3 [VHS], 50254-6 [LD], CTI 847 199-2 [CD], 67221-2 [CD]. 
Production: Creed Taylor. Co-produced by Benny Golson.
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Gene Lees


ON THE BLUE SIDE
Hank Crawford/Jimmy McGriff 
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: April 4 and August 9, 1989

Hank Crawford (as); Jimmy McGriff (org); Jimmy Ponder (g); Vance James (d).

a. Any Day Now (Bacharach/Hilliard) - 7:15
b. Jimmy's Groove (Jimmy McGriff) - 4:44
c. The Glory of Love (Billy Hill) - 5:06
d. You're the One (Adolph Smith) - 5:24
e. Tuff (Ace Cannon) - 4:10
f. Jumpin' with Symphony Sid (Lester Young) - 4:57
g. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You (Redmon/Razaf)  - 3:30
h. Hank's Groove (Hank Crawford) - 5:26

Issues: a-h on Milestone M-9177, Milestone MCD-9177-2 [CD].
Samplers: a, b & f also on Milestone MCD-9318-2 [CD] titled THE BEST OF HANK CRAWFORD/JIMMY McGRIFF. d also on Hannibal HNCD-1382 [CD] titled BIG NOISE: A MAMBO INN COMPILATION. h also on Rhino 71673 [CD] titled HEART AND SOUL: THE HANK CRAWFORD ANTHOLOGY.
Producer: Bob Porter
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Frank-John Hadley


SEASONINGS
Various Artists
c. 1990

Bill Easley (sax); Jimmy McGriff (org); Rodney Jones (g); Fukushi Tianaka.

a. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
b. Merry Christmas Baby

Note: Other titles without Jimmy McGriff.

Issues: a-b on Headfirst A 377-2 [CD] (issued July 1, 1991). 
Samplers: b also on K-Tel 3101-2 [CD] THE BEST OF THE HEADFIRST YEARS.


YOU OUGHT TO THINK ABOUT ME
Jimmy McGriff
New York City: March 1 and 2, 1990

Stanton Davis (tp); Dennis Wilson (tb); Bill Easley (ts,as,ss); Jimmy McGriff (Hammond/Goff org); Rodney Jones (g,b,effects); David Jackson, Jr. (b); Bernard Purdie (d); Pancho Morales (perc).

a. The Way You Look Tonight (Kern/Fields) - 6:01
b. America The Beautiful (traditional) - 3:16
c. Over The Rainbow (Arlen/Harburg) - 5:12
d. Ain't No Mountain High Enough (Ashford/Simpson) - 3:51
e. McGriff's Blues (Jones) - 4:42
f. One Minute 'Til Six (Easley) - 8:53
g. Evita (McGriff) - 5:15
h. Goin' Home (Jones) - 9:11

same or similar, except Jimmy McGriff (Hammond/Goff org,p).

i. You Ought To Think About Me (McGriff) - 4:18

same or similar, except Jimmy McGriff (Hammond/Goff org,p,arr).

j. Medley: One O'Clock Jump (Basie)/C Jam Blues (Ellington) - 7:13

Note: The "Hammond/Goff organ" is a Hammond B-3 organ specially customized by Alex Goff to provide the B-3 with more of the synthesizer capabilities of McGriff's later used Hammond XB-3.

Issues: a-j on Headfirst A-379-2 [CD].
Samplers: a, c, e, f, g, h, i & j also on K-Tel 3101-2 [CD] THE BEST OF THE HEADFIRST YEARS. e-j also on K-Tel 3249-2 [CD] titled McGRIFF'S BLUES. e also on K-Tel 3821-2 [CD] titled BLUES GIANTS
Producer: Bill Easley. Executive Producer: Jimmy McGriff. Assistant Producer: Maxine S. Harvard
Engineer: Ed Rak
Notes: Jimmy McGriff


LIVE
Tramaine Hawkins
c. 1990

Stanley Turrentine (ts); Jimmy McGriff, Joel Bryant (org); Edwin Hawkins, Jamie Hawkins, Carl Wheeler (key); Walter Hawkins (key,dir,choir dir); Carlos Santana, Jonathan DuBose, Jr. (g); Jerry Jordan (b); Joel Smith (d); Tramaine Hawkins, Daryl Coley, Laveria Jackson, Kevin Monroe, Lucinda Simmons, Willie Small (vcl); Edwin Hawkins Singers, Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, Love Center Young Adult Choir (choir); Sherline Hall (narration); Edwin Harper (dir,choir dir).

a. I Still Want You (Carpenter) - 4:43
b. Potter's House (McKay) - 6:35
c. Stand Still and Know (Hawkins) - 11:22
d. Cheer Up (Hawkins) - 4:57
e. Who Is He (Rhone) - 6:02
f. Lift Me Up (Footman) - 7:42
g. Medley: Jesus Christ Is the Way/Dear Jesus (Hawkins) - 24:57
h. Praise the Name of Jesus (Rhone) - 7:28

Issues: a-h on Sparrow SPD-1246 [CD], 3113 [VHS].
Producer: Lee Magid, Tramaine Hawkins, Walter Hawkins. Executive Producer: Billy Ray Hearn.
Engineer: John Falzarano. Assistant engineer: Dave Plank
Notes: Lee Hildebrand


IN A BLUE MOOD
Jimmy McGriff
Edina, Minnesota: c. 1991

Eric Leeds (sax); Jimmy McGriff (org,key); Dr. Fink (synth,b); James Behringer (g); Rob Arthur (b,d).

a. Charlotte (McGriff)
b. Hip Hug-Her (Cropper/Dunn/Jackson/Jones)
c. Blue Juice (McGriff)
d. The Bird  (McGriff)
e. Hallelujah, I Love Her So (Charles)
f. Have a Heart (Hayes)
g. Fake I.D. (Collins)

same or similar, add Debbie Duncan (vcl).

h. Dr. Feelgood (Franklin/White)

same or similar, add Rob Arthur (vcl).

i. Born Under a Bad Sign (Jones/Bell)

Issues: a-i on Headfirst 10112 [CD].
Samplers: a, e & f also on K-Tel 3101-2 [CD] THE BEST OF THE HEADFIRST YEARS. a & e-h also on K-Tel 3249-2 [CD] titled McGRIFF'S BLUES.
Producer: Dr. Fink. Executive producer: Owen R. Husney
Engineer: Tommy Tucker, Jr.
Notes: Jimmy McGriff 


YOU CAN HIDE INSIDE THE MUSIC
Harper Brothers
prob. New York: October 15-16, 1991

Philip Harper (tp); Jimmy McGriff (org); Winard Harper (d); Ernie Andrews (vcl) with others.

a. She's Got The Blues For Sale

Note: Other titles on Verve 314 511 820-2 [CD] without Jimmy McGriff

Issues: Verve 314 511 820-2 [CD]


SANTA'S BAG: AN ALL-STAR JAZZ CHRISTMAS
Various Artists
New York City: January 21, 1994

Hank Crawford (ts); Jimmy McGriff (org,arr); Rodney Jones (g); Jesse Hameen (d).

a. Silver Bells (Evans/Livingston) - 4:34

Note: Other titles without Jimmy McGriff.

Issues: Telarc CD-83352 [CD]. 
Producer: John Snyder
Engineer: Jack Renner
Notes: Donald Elfman


RIGHT TURN ON BLUE
Jimmy McGriff/Hank Crawford Quartet
New York City: January 22 and 23, 1994

Hank Crawford (as); Jimmy McGriff (XB-3 org); Rodney Jones (g); Jesse Hameen (d).

a. Next Time You See Me (Harvey) - 7:14
b. Maggie (McGriff) - 6:42
c. Red Top (Ammons) - 4:16
d. Daddy's Home (Miller/Sheppard) - 5:34
e. Right Turn on Blue (McGriff) - 6:01
f. Teach Me Tonight (Cahn/DePaul) - 5:50
g. Masher (Crawford) - 6:20
h. But on the Other Hand (Mayfield) - 7:31
i. Back at the Chicken Shack (Smith) - 9:13

Issues: a-i on Telarc CD-83366 [CD].
Samplers: c also on Shanachie 5034 [CD] titled KICKIN' THE 3 - THE BEST OF ORGAN TRIO JAZZ.
Producer: John Snyder
Engineer: Jack Renner
Notes: Arnold Jay Smith


BLUES GROOVE
The Jimmy McGriff and Hank Crawford Quartet 
Stamford, Connecticut: July 21 and 22, 1995

Hank Crawford (as); Jimmy McGriff (XB-3 org); Wayne Boyd (g); Vance James (d).

a. Movin' Upside the Blues (McGriff) - 5:08
b. Splanky (Hefti) - 5:41
c. Frame for the Blues (Hampton) - 8:46
d. Lew's Piece (McDuff) - 5:59
e. All Blues (Davis) - 7:12
f. The Sermon (Smith) - 6:50
g. When I Fall in Love (Heyman/Young) - 4:37
h. Could Be (McCann) - 8:07
i. Don't Cry, Baby (Bernie/Johnson/Unger) - 6:26
j. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy (Levy/Levy/Zawinul) - 8:15

Issues: a-j on Telarc CD-83381 [CD]
Producer: John Snyder
Engineer: Larry Alexander
Notes: Bob Porter


THE DREAM TEAM
Jimmy McGriff
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: August 19, 1996

David "Fathead" Newman (ts); Red Holloway (ts, as); Jimmy McGriff (XB-3 org); Mel Brown (g); Bernard Purdie (d).

a. McGriffin (Newman) - 7:11
b. Ain't It Funny How Time Slips Away (Nelson) - 6:18
c. Red Hot 'N' New (McGriff) - 7:38
d. Fleetwood Stroll (McGriff) - 9:47
e. Don't Blame Me (Fields/McHugh) - 11:28
f. 'Tain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do (Grainger/Prince/Williams) - 8:11
g. Things Ain't What They Used to Be (Ellington/Persons) - 11:13

Issues: a-g on Milestone MCD-9268-2 [CD]
Producer: Bob Porter 
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder. Assistant: Maureen Sickler.
Notes: Bill Milkowski


FRUIT 
Marie Bergman
c. 1996 

Jimmy McGriff (org); Marie Bergman (vcl) with others.

a. Let Me Be the First to Know (Kirkland/Washington/Woods) - 5:40

Note: Other titles probably without Jimmy McGriff. 

Issues: a on Sundance Music 19603 [CD].
Producer: Lasse Englund
Engineer: Janne Hansson
Notes: N/A


CHARLES EARLAND'S JAZZ ORGAN SUMMIT
Various Artists
Live at the DuSable Museum of African-American History; Chicago, Illinois: May 24, 1997

Eric Alexander (ts); Jimmy Smith (org); Bob Devos (g); Greg Rockingham (d).

a. Gospel Slo Blues (Jimmy McGriff) - 6:23
b. Groovin' Blues (Jimmy McGriff) - 8:32

Charles Earland, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Johnny "Hammond" Smith (org); Jimmy McGriff (XB-3 org); Bob Devos (g); Terry Morrisette, Greg Rockingham (d).

c. Summit Intro/Summit Time/Outro (Charles Earland) - 11:24

Note: Other titles without Jimmy McGriff.

Issues: Cannonball CBD-27102 [CD]
Producer: Ron Levy and Charles Earland
Engineer: Jeff Meyer and Miloscz
Notes: Pete Fallico


ROAD TESTED
Hank Crawford/Jimmy McGriff
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: June 30 and July 1, 1997

Hank Crawford (as); Jimmy McGriff (XB-3 org); Wayne Boyd (g); Bernard Purdie (d). 

a. Peanuts (Wayne Boyd) - 6:17
b. I Only Have Eyes for You (Warren/Dubin) - 4:50
c. Happy Feet (Hank Crawford) - 5:28
d. For Sentimental Reasons (Best/Watson) - 5:19
e. Caravan (Ellington/Tizol) - 8:59
f. Road Tested (Jimmy McGriff) - 5:46
g. Hope That We Can Be Together Soon (Gamble/Huff) - 5:51
h. Mr. P.C. (John Coltrane) - 3:32
i. Summertime (Gershwin/Gerswhin) - 5:35
j. A Little Bit South of East St. Louis (Crawford/McGriff) - 8:53

Issues: a-j on Milestone MCD-9274-2 [CD].
Samplers: h & j also on Milestone MCD-9318-2 [CD] titled THE BEST OF HANK CRAWFORD/JIMMY McGRIFF.
Producer: Bob Porter
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder. Assistant Engineer: Maureen Sickler.
Notes: Tony Outhwaite 


STRAIGHT UP
Jimmy McGriff
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: May 18 and 19, 1998 

Jimmy McGriff (XB-3 org); David "Fathead" Newman, Frank Wess (ts); Wayne Boyd (g); Bernard Purdie (d). 

a. Doin' My Thing (McGriff) - 9:19
b. It's Your Thing (Isley/Isley/Isley) - 9:11

same, except David "Fathead" Newman, Frank Wess (f).

c. Straight Up (Newman) - 7:03

Jimmy McGriff (XB-3 org); David "Fathead" Newman, Frank Wess (ts); Rodney Jones (g); Bernard Purdie (d). 

d. It Had to Be You (Jones/Kahn) - 5:47
e. Blues for the Baby Grand (Jones) - 6:05
f. Brother Griff (Newman) - 8:08
g. Oleo (Rollins) - 7:09

same, except Frank Wess (f).

h. Dream (Mercer) - 9:03

Issues: a-h on Milestone MCD-9285-2 [CD]
Producer: Bob Porter 
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder. Assistant: Maureen Sickler.
Notes: Peter Fallico


CRUNCH TIME
Hank Crawford/Jimmy McGriff 
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: November 16 and 17, 1998

Hank Crawford (as); Jimmy McGriff (org); Cornell Dupree (g); Bernard Purdie (d).

a. Bow Legs (Hank Crawford) - 6:31
b. Don't Deceive Me (Please Don't Go) (Chuck Willis) - 5:43
c. What's Goin' On (Benson/Cleveland/Gaye) - 7:13
d. Without a Song (Eliscu/Rose/Youmans) - 4:11

same, except Melvin Sparks (g) replaces Cornell Dupree.

e. It's All Good (Lebish/Sparks) - 8:10
f. Sandu (Clifford Brown) - 7:09
g. Crunch Time (Jimmy McGriff) - 7:12
h. The Preacher (Horace Silver) - 6:31

Issues: a-h on Milestone MCD-9287-2 [CD].
Samplers: a also on Milestone MCD-9318-2 [CD] titled THE BEST OF HANK CRAWFORD/JIMMY McGRIFF. c also on Fantasy (E) FANCD60862 [CD] titled JAZZIN' WITH THE SOUL BROTHERS.
Producer: Bob Porter 
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder. Assistant: Maureen Sickler.
Notes: Bill Milkowski


McGRIFF'S HOUSE PARTY
Jimmy McGriff
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: September 28, 1999

Bill Easley, Eric Alexander (ts); Jimmy McGriff (org); Rodney Jones (g); Bernard Purdie (d).

a. Neckbones a la Carte (Rodney Jones) - 8:04
b. Blues for Stitt (Bill Easley) - 8:21
c. Red Roses for a Blue Lady (Bennett/Tepper) - 5:48
d. Grits, Gravy and Groove (Rodney Jones) - 7:33

Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: September 29, 1999
Kenny Rampton (tp); Eric Alexander (ts); Jimmy McGriff, Dr. Lonnie Smith  (org); Rodney Jones (g); Bernard Purdie (d).

e. Red Cadillac Boogaloo (George Benson) - 6:02
f. That's All (Bob Haymes) - 6:33
g. McGriff's House Party (Rodney Jones) - 7:29
h. Dishin' the Dirt (Lonnie Smith) - 10:02

Note: Guitarist George Benson was present during the above sessions, but did not participate.

Issues: a-h on Milestone MCD-9300-2 [CD]
Producer: Bob Porter 
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder. Assistant: Maureen Sickler.
Notes: Dave Helland 


HEALING TIME
Ronnie Earl
c. 1999

Jimmy McGriff (org); Ronnie Earl (g); Mark Greenberg (d). 

a. Churchin' (Earl) - 7:12
b. Blues On A Sunday (Earl/McGriff) - 9:49

Note: Other titles without Jimmy McGriff

Issues: a & b on Telarc CD-83490 [CD] 
Producer: Joe Harley
Engineer: Neal Ward


FEELIN' IT
Jimmy McGriff
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: October 17, 2000

Bill Easley (ts); Jimmy McGriff (org); Wayne Boyd (g); Don Williams (d).

a. Us (Wayne Boyd) - 4:52
b. All Blues (Miles Davis) - 6:19
c. Just In Time (Comden/Green/Styne) - 6:03
d. City Lights (Jimmy McGriff) - 7:31

Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: October 19, 2000
Bill Easley (as); Ronnie Cuber (bs); Jimmy McGriff (org); Melvin Sparks (g); Kenny Washington (d).

e. Stan's Shuffle (Stanley Turrentine) - 9:01
f. Hard Times (Paul Mitchell) - 7:45
g. Feelin' It (Melvin Sparks) - 5:01
h. Sermonizing (Jimmy McGriff) - 5:18

Issues: a-h on Milestone MCD-9313-2 [CD].
Producer: Bob Porter
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Michael Rozek


McGRIFF AVENUE
Jimmy McGriff
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: October 22, 2001

Bill Easley, Gordon Beadle (ts); Ronnie Cuber (bs); Melvin Sparks-Hassan (el-g); Jimmy McGriff (org); Wilbur Bascomb (el-b); Bernard Purdie (d); Rodney Jones (arr).

a. All About My Girl (Jimmy McGriff) - 7:48
b. Soul Street (Jimmy Forrest) - 10:47
c. The Worm (Jimmy McGriff) - 6:28

Bill Easley, Gordon Beadle (ts); Ronnie Cuber (bs); Melvin Sparks-Hassan (el-g); Jimmy McGriff (org); Wilbur Bascomb (el-b); Bernard Purdie (d).

d. The Great Unknown (Jimmy McGriff/Ronnie Cuber) - 6:43
e. America, The Beautiful (Ward/Bates) - 3:01

Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: October 23, 2001
Bill Easley, Gordon Beadle (ts); Ronnie Cuber (bs); Rodney Jones (el-g, arr); Jimmy McGriff (org); Wilbur Bascomb (el-b); Don Williams (d).

f. McGriff Avenue (Rodney Jones) - 7:32
g. The Answer Is The Blues (Rodney Jones) - 8:11
h. Dissertation On The Blues (Rodney Jones) - 8:34

Issues: a-h on Milestone MCD-9325-2 [CD]
Producer: Bob Porter
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Bob Porter

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