Sunday, May 25, 2008

RIP James Harrell McGriff

Happy trails to one of the pioneers and true Kings of the Hammond B-3, Mr. James Harrell McGriff. Born April 3, 1936 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Died May 24, 2008

Here's a couple of my favorites to help keep the jams alive.
Dig the upbeat vibe of Boston Bust Out from the 1966 Bag Full Of Soul lp. And I challenge you to not get up and shake it a little as you crank up The Worm Jimmy's McGriff's Blue Note Records Greatest Hits lp from 1963.

Rest in peace dude, Jimmy, and muchas gracias for all the sweet sounds.

Heaven's Rock & Roll Band just got funkier.

I've only got, like 6 or 7 of the lps off of this incredible list:

James Harrell McGriff Discography:

Jimmy McGriff at the Organ; Sue 1963
I've Got a Woman; Sue, 1963
At The Apollo; Sue, 1963
Topkapi ; Sue, 1964
Blues For Mr. Jimmy; Sue, 1965
The Last Minute; Sue
One of Mine; Sue, 1963
A Bag Full of Soul; Solid State, 1966
The Big Band of Jimmy McGriff; Solid State1966
Cherry, 1966 Solid State, 1966
Tribute to Basie; 1966 LRC, 1966
I've Got a New Woman; Solid State, 1967
A Bag Full of Blues; Solid State, 1967
Step One; Solid State, 196?
Funkiest Little Band in the Land LRC, 1968
Georgia On My Mind; LRC
Christmas with McGriff; ? Black Label
The Worm Solid State, 1968
Organ and Blues Band Solid State, 1968
Honey Solid State, 1968
Electric Funk Blue Note, 1969
A Thing to Come By Solid State, 1970
Something to Listen To Blue Note, 1970
Let's Stay Together Groove Merchant, 1971
Groove Grease Groove Merchant, 1971
Good Things Don't Happen... Groove Merchant, 1971
Black Pearl Blue Note, 1971
Flydude Groove Merchant, 1972
If You're Ready Groove Merchant, 1973
Come Together (With "Groove" Holmes) Groove Merchant, 1973
Giants of the Organ in Concert ("Groove" Holmes) Groove Merchant, 1973
Supa Cookin' Groove Merchant, 1975
Stump Juice (Jimmy Ponder) Groove Merchant, 1975
Mean Machine Groove Merchant, 1976
Main Squeeze Groove Merchant, 1976
Flyin' Time Groove Merchant
Black and Blues Groove Merchant
Tail Gunner LRC, 1977
Outside Lookin' In LRC, 1978
Soul Organ 1978 Pickwick, 1978
Movin' Upside the Blues 1982 Jazz America
State of the Art Milestone
Hip Hop Bebop Milestone
Countdown 1983 Milestone, 1983
Skywalk 1984 Milestone, 1984
The Starting Five (Rusty Bryant) 1986 Milestone, 1986
Blue to the Bone (Melvin Sparks) Milestone, 1988
You Ought to Think Headfirst, 1990
The Jazz Collector Edition (L. Killian) Laserlight, 1991
In A Blue Mood Headfirst, 1991
Jimmy McGriff; Laserlight, 1991
Pullin' Out The Stops!-Best Of Blue Note/EMI, 1994
Right Turn On Blue (Hank Crawford) Telarc, 1994
Blues Groove; Milestone ?, 1995
One of Mine, 1996
Dream Team; Milestone ?, 1996
Friends Forever: In Memory of Kenny Drew, Milestone ?, 1997
Straight Up; Milestone ?, 1998
McGriff's HouseParty; Milestone, 2000
100% Pure Funk; Milestone, 2001.
McGriff Avenue; Milestone, 2002.



Saturday, May 24, 2008

Kinky Boots

Mystery Stream 069 Kinky Boots

HMK Mystery Stream: Irregular Frequency: Kinky Boots!

Carpe Los Dias!

Click Hear:

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Friday, May 23, 2008

Monday, May 19, 2008

Hammond Eggs #37

Hey y'all, Dig the latest Hammond Eggs #37!

Every other Saturday morning from 7-9am you can tune in live and chill out with a big cup of fresh java, me and my buddy Sir Brian Parrish as we share our latest vinyl finds that focus on all things Hammond B3 and the funkier, bluesier side of Jazz.

Only on 90.1, KSYM on your fm dial here in San Antonio!

Make it Louder!


Sunday, May 18, 2008

Wet Wednesdays! Coming This Summer

Wet Wednesdays! Classic Surf Instrumentals from the early to mid 60's, fresh from vinyl and iPod ready!

Here's a little preview - an Endless Summer knock off from 1965, The Islander, by The Sunliners who eventually changed their name and became Rare Earth in 1967. They had a handful of hits in the early 70's including covers of The Temptations' "(I Know) I'm Losing You" and "Get Ready".

Stay Tuned Y'all!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Keep Good Company!

HMK Mystery Stream: Irregular Frequency: Keep Good Company!

Carpe Los Dias!

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The Sound Index

Dig The Sound Index from the BBC. It's basically a ‘buzz’ index of bands and tracks being discussed on the web.

Sound Index uses IBM’s Semantic Super Computing to crawl sites like YouTube, Bebo, Last.FM, iTunes, Google and MySpace, in an effort to find out what people are writing and blogging about, listening to, watching, downloading and logging on to.

Based on the above, you get Sound Index's chart of the most popular 1000 artists and tracks on the web.

According to the site:

The more blog mentions, comments, plays, downloads and profile views an artist or track has, the higher up the Sound Index they are. So, the Sound Index is a music buzz index controlled entirely by the public.

As we know which artists are being enjoyed by which people, not only can you can filter the Sound Index to reflect the sites you use the most, or your favourite music styles, you can also tailor it to represent the views of people of different ages and locations.

Not bad, pretty mainstream, but that's the web right? I really like the thinking behind both the idea and the execution.

Dig: The Sound Index

Stay Tuned Y'all!


Sunday, May 11, 2008

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

iF: Westar

Radio Westar 2

Dig the latest HMK Mystery Stream: Noise from the near distant Westar...

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