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Jimmy McGriff: McGriff’s House Party

“So I Got to Groove” is the title of a Tower of Power song, but it could very well be Jimmy McGriff’s motto in a subtler sense. The Philadelphia organist knows how to initiate an infectious rhythmic feeling and keep it happening via hip footwork and judicious keyboard jabs. Of course, it helps that guitarist Rodney Jones and drummer Bernard Purdie are aboard, along with guest organist Dr. Lonnie Smith, trumpeter Kenny Rampton and tenormen Eric Alexander and Bill Easley.

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