The Most detailed CD exploration yet into the early 60s rise of Jazz organists featuring the greatest exponents of the genre: Jimmy Smith; Jimmy McGriff; Brother Jack McDuff; Booker T and many others!
Includes the defining hits like "Walk on the Wild Side", "I Got a Woman" and of course "Green Onions".
One of the greatest things about this most popular sub-genre of jazz is how fresh most of the records still sound over fifty years after they were recorded.
Many of these songs were covered by British bands during the blues boom and the genre was an important element in the emerging Mod movement.
Disc One (Running Time 76.01): Jimmy Smith - The Champ Ernie Freeman - Night Sounds Bill Doggett - After Hours Bill Doggett - Backwards Hank Marr - Tonk Game Brother Jack McDuff - Brother Jack Larry Young - Wee Dot Jimmy Smith - Back at the Chicken Shack Jimmy Smith - Midnight Special Phil Upchurch Combo - You Can't Sit Down Richard 'Groove' Holmes - Morris the Minor Hank Marr - Ram Bunk Shush Hank Marr - The Push Brother Jack McDuff - Honeydripper
Disc Two (Running Time 73.05): Shirley Scott - Hip Soul Shirley Scott - Hip Twist Johnny Hammond Smith - Ribs 'n' Chips Johnny Hammond Smith - Sticks and Stones Baby Face Willette - Face to Face Baby Face Willette - Something Strange Bill Doggett & His Combo - You Can't Sit Down (Part 1) Curtis Amy & Paul Bryant - Meetin' Here Jimmy McGriff - I Got a Woman (Parts 1 & 2) Jimmy Smith - Walk on the Wild Side Lou Donaldson with Big John Patton - Funky Mama Booker T. & The MGs - Green Onions Booker T. & The MGs - Behave Yourself