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Jack McDuff

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A marvelous bandleader and organist as well as capable arranger, "Brother" Jack McDuff has one of the funkiest, most soulful styles of all time on the Hammond B-3. His rock-solid basslines and blues-drenched solos are balanced by clever, almost pianistic melodies and interesting progressions and phrases. McDuff began as a bassist playing with Denny Zeitlin and Joe Farrell. He studied privately in Cincinnati and worked with Johnny Griffin in Chicago. He taught himself organ and piano in the mid-'50s, and began gaining attention working with Willis Jackson in the late '50s and early '60s, cutting high caliber soul-jazz dates for Prestige. McDuff made his recording debut as a leader for Prestige in 1960, playing in a studio pickup band with Jimmy Forrest. They made a pair of outstanding albums: Tough Duff and The Honeydripper. McDuff organized his own band the next year, featuring Harold Vick and drummer Joe Dukes. Things took off when McDuff hired a young guitarist named George Benson. They were among the most popular combos of the mid-'60s and made several excellent albums. McDuff's later groups at Atlantic and Cadet didn't equal the level of the Benson band, while later dates for Verve and Cadet were uneven, though generally good. McDuff experimented with electronic keyboards and fusion during the '70s, then in the '80s got back in the groove with the Muse session Cap'n Jack. While his health fluctuated throughout the '90s, McDuff released several discs on the Concord Jazz label before succumbing to heart failure on January 23, 2001, at the age of 74. ~ Ron Wynn and Bob Porter
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Albums by
Jack McDuff

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    28 songs

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    A Kettle of Fish

    30 songs

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    The Pink Panther

    9 songs

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    Change Is Gonna Come [Japan]

    9 songs

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    Tobacco Road

    5 songs

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    Moon Rappin'

    7 songs

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    Another Real Good'un

    6 songs

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    The Re-Entry

    8 songs

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    Down Home Style

    6 songs

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    The Honeydripper

    6 songs

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    Tough 'Duff

    7 songs

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    Do It Now!

    6 songs

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    Live It Up

    14 songs

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    The Prestige Years

    30 songs

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    Jazzmatic by Jack Mcduff

    25 songs

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    Keep Calm and Listen Jack Mcduff (Digitally Remastered)

    25 songs

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    It's Christmas Time with Jack Mcduff

    12 songs

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    Make Me a Believer

    12 songs

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    Goodnight, It's Time to Go + the Honeydripper (with Grant Green) [Bonus Track Version]

    45 songs

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    Jazz Legacy (The Jazz Legends)

    6 songs

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    Soulful Drums

    6 songs

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    Whap

    6 songs

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    The Duff

    5 songs

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    I Want a Little Girl

    6 songs

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    He's a Real Gone Guy

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Top Songs by
Jack McDuff

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  2.   Winter Wonderland
  3.   Butter (For Yo' Popcorn)
  4.   Hunk O' Funk
  5.   Oblighetto
  6.   Groovin'
  7.   The Vibrator
  8.   Teardrops from My Eyes
  9.   Can't Get Satisfied
  10.   The Shadow of Your Smile
  11.   Tobacco Road
  12.   What'd I Say
  13.   No Tears
  14.   Wade in the Water
  15.   Theme from Electric Surfboard
  16.   S'okay
  17.   Blues and Tonic
  18.   Stop It
  19.   Our Miss Brooks by Kenny Burrell
  20.   Blues for 'Paign
  21.   Laura
  22.   It's a Wonderful World
  23.   Oblighetto
  24.   Soul Shack
  25.   Spoonin'
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Stations & Shows Featuring
Jack McDuff

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    Jazz Christmas

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    The Wolf Lounge

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    Acid Jazz


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