Jimmy McGriff (org), Cliff Davis (fl, ts), Murray Watson (tp), Johnny Board (bs), Horace Ott (el-p), Larry Frazier (g), Richard Davis (b), Lawrence Killian (conga, tambourine), Marion J. Booker (d).
Bar code: 8436019587041
Hammond organ star Jimmy McGriffs outstanding 1971 album, Soul Sugar, is issued here on CD for the first time in a special remastered, digipak edition which also includes as a bonus the complete Jimmy McGriff LP Groove Grease.
"Soul Sugar" brings Jimmy McGriff into the jazz-rock scene with a new band so driving that it marks the beginning of a new musical expressionism for Jimmy. And that¹s something for a guy who¹s done it all, played it all, and invented a lot of it. This album is so right it will leave you begging for more long after you've worn it out. But if you're lucky, Jimmy and his new band will be playing a club in your area, for they're on tour fifty-two weeks a year. Stop in and listen to some live Soul Sugar."
-From the original liner notes
01. Sugar Sugar 2:45
02. Ain't It Funky Now 3:36
03. Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours 2:45
04. Dig On It 3:05
05. Bug Out 3:01
06. The Now Thing 2:50
07. You're The One 3:10
08. Fat Cakes 3:17
09. New Volume 3:33
10. Spirit In The Dark 2:50
11. Groove Grease 3:32
12. The Bird 3:14
13. Plain Brown Bag 3:35
14. There Will Never Be Another You 4:48
15. Canadian Sunset 3:30
16. Mr. Lucky 3:44
17. Moonglow 3:24
18. Red Sails In The Sunset 3:07
19. Secret Love 4:36
Total Time: 64:31 min.
Tracks #1-10 from "Soul Sugar" (Capitol ST-8-0616)
Tracks #11-19 from "Groove Grease" (Groove Merchant GM-503)
Personnel on "Soul Sugar":
Jimmy McGriff (organ), Cliff Davis (flute, tenor sax), Murray Watson (trumpet), Johnny Board (baritone sax), Horace Ott (electric piano), Larry Frazier (guitar), Richard Davis (bass), Marion J. Booker (drums), Lawrence Killian (conga, tambourine).
Personnel on "Groove Grease":
Same band except Everett Barksdale replaces Frazier, and Wyne Bennett is added on guitar.
Both sessions recorded at Bell Sound Studios, New York City, 1971
Sound engineer: Malcolm Addey
Original recordings produced by Sonny Lester
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