Groove Merchant - Vinyl

Jimmy McGriff "Groove Grease"
Label: Groove Merchant
Catalog#: GM 503
Format: Vinyl, LP, Reissue
Country: US
Released: 1971
Genre: Funk / Soul, Jazz
Style: Jazz-Funk, Funk


Credits:
Bass - Richard Davis , Richard Evans
Drums - Marian J. Booker*
Electric Piano - Horace Ott
Flute, Saxophone [Baritone] - Johnny Beard
Flute, Saxophone [Tenor] - Cliff Davis
Guitar - Everett Barksdale , Wayne Bennett
Percussion [Latin] - Lawrence Killian
Trumpet - Murray Watson


Producer - Sonny Lester


Aufnahmen 1971 in New York City, USA.

 

Natürlich kam auch der Orgelspezialist Jimmy McGriff nicht umher, in den 70er Jahren eine groovige Scheibe zu veröffentlichen. Zu dieser Zeit kam von allen Stars der Jazzwelt eine LP, mit einem Statement zum populären Disco- und Groovesound Anfang der 70er. Und McGriffs Orgel war natürlich das perfekte Instrument, die beiden musikalischen Welten miteinander zu vereinen. „Groove Grease" ist im besten Sinne funky, McGriff und seine Band haben die Musik locker fließen lassen, wobei der E-Bass von Richard Davis schon eine klasse Sache für sich ist! Bei Platten wie dieser kann man nicht stillhalten...!


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Jimmy McGriff "Let's Stay Together"
Label: Groove Merchant
Catalog#: GM 506
Format: Vinyl, LP, Reissue
Country: US
Released: 1972
Genre: Jazz
Style: Soul-Jazz, Jazz-Funk


Credits:

Congas - James Peacock (tracks: A1 to A4)
Drums - Willie Jenkins (tracks: A1 to A4) , St. Jenkins* (tracks: B1 to B3)
Guitar - Lawrence Frazier* (tracks: A1 to A4) , Thornel Schwartz (tracks: B1 to B3)
Organ - Jimmy McGriff
Saxophone [Tenor] - Harold (Sampson) Bennett* (tracks: A1 to A4)
Trombone - L. E. Lofton* (tracks: A1 to A4)
Trumpet - William Skinner (tracks: A1 to A4)


Producer - Sonny Lester
Engineer - Malcolm Addey
Mastered By - Sam Feldman


Erstveröffentlichung 1972.

 

Einer der wichtigsten Vertreter des populären Instrumentes Hammond B-3 heißt Jimmy McGriff und seine LP "Let's Stay Together" darf zu den interessantesten Scheiben gezählt werden, die es im Soul/Funk-Jazz gibt. Sehr bekannte Melodien dieses Genres sind die Coverversionen "Let's Stay Together" von Al Green sowie "The Theme From Shaft"(Isaac Hayes) als auch "What's Going On" von Marvin Gaye. Groovige Hammond-Sounds at its best!


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O'Donel Levy "Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky"
Label: Groove Merchant
Catalog#: GM 535
Format: Vinyl, LP, Reissue
Country: US
Released: 1973
Genre: Funk / Soul / Jazz
Style: Funk

O'Donel Levy "Windows"
Label: Groove Merchant
Catalog#: GM-3313
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: US
Released: 1976
Genre: Jazz
Style: Jazz-Funk


Credits:
Drums - Stafford Levy
Guitar, Written-By - O'Donel Levy
Piano, Synthesizer - Charles Covington
Saxophone, Flute - David E. Smith
Trumpet - Jimmy Wilson
Vocals - Aleta Greene


Producer - Sonny Lester
Engineer - Tony Bongiovi

Jimmy McGriff "Red Beans"
Label: Groove Merchant
Catalog#: GM 3314
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold
Country: US
Released: 1976
Genre: Funk / Soul, Jazz
Style: Soul-Jazz, Jazz-Funk


Credits:

Bass - Bob Babbitt

Cello - Jesse Levy , Kermit Moore

Conductor - Brad Baker

Drums - Barry Lazarowitz , Gary Mure

Guitar - Jerry Friedman

Guitar, Supervised By [Musical Supervisor] - Lance Quinn

Keyboards - Pat Rebillot

Organ, Piano [Accoustic], Clavinet, Electric Piano - Jimmy McGriff

Percussion - Jimmy Maelen

Saxophone - George Young , Lew Delgatto , Mike Brecker

Soloist, Guitar - Jerry Friedman (tracks: B3)

Soloist, Saxophone [Tenor] - Mike Brecker (tracks: A1, B1)

Trombone - Barry Rogers , Dave Taylor

Trumpet - Alan Rubin , Jon Faddis , Randy Brecker

Viola - Julian Barber , Seymour Berman

Violin - Carol Webb , Harold Kohan , Harry Cykman , Harry Glickman , Harry Lookofsky , John Pintavalle , Norman Carr , Peter Dimitriades , Richard Sortomme , Tony Posk

Vocals - Arnold McCullen , David Lasley

 

Artwork By [Design] - Ron Levine

Photography - Lee Marshall

Producer - Sonny Lester

Recorded By, Engineer - Tony Bongiovi

 

All Compositions Published By: Sonny Lester Music Publishing Co./Chappell Music Co. ASCAP

Recorded At Media Sound Studios — September 1976

*Randy Brecker & Mike Brecker Courtesy of Arista Records

**David Lasley Courtesy of RCA Records

***Arnold McCullen Courtesy of RSO Records

℗ 1976 Groove Merchant International, Inc.

Distributed by PIP Records

A division of Pickwick International, Inc., Woodbury, N.Y.

This Album is also available on Stereo 8 Track Tapes and Cassettes.

Printed in U.S.A.