Jimmy McGriff

Jimmy McGriff
Jimmie McGriff
Jimmy McGriff, Organ & Big Blues Band
Jimmy McGriff Organ and Blues Band
Jimmy McGriff Trio
Real name
James Harrell McGriff
April 3, 1936
May 24, 2008
United States
Multi-instrumentalist; McGriff is best known as a hard bop and soul-jazz organist, particularly on the Hammond B-3 organ.


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Title Performer Release date Covered by
October 1962 (3 artists)
1963 Lord High Fixers
1965 Linda Dachtyl

Covers by Jimmy McGriff

Title Performer Release date Originally by
October 1962 Erskine Hawkins & His Orchestra
1970 James Brown
February 1971 Fats Domino
1996 Miles Davis
2002 (unknown)
1990 Chuck Jackson
1964 Billy Dee Williams
1968 Aretha Franklin
May 1994 The Incredible Jimmy Smith
1987 Eddy Howard and His Orchestra
1986 Tommy Tucker Time
1966 Shirley Ross
1964 Les Baxter His Chorus and Orchestra
1963 Count Basie and His Orchestra
May 1994 Ray Charles and His Orchestra
November 1971 Hugo Winterhalter and His Orchestra
1997 Barney Bigard and His Jazzopators
1968 Aretha Franklin
1966 Count Basie & His Orchestra
May 1994 The Heartbeats, Shep and The Limelites
1996 Bessie Smith
1999 Chuck Willis
1971 Ernie Andrews accompanied by Wilbert Baranco Trio
1971 Albert King
1998 The Pied Pipers with Paul Weston and His Orchestra
February 1971 Albert King
1969 Samuel Ash, Marilyn Miller and Clifton Webb
1968 Ginger Rogers & Allen Kearns
1971 Eddie Boyd
October 1962 Benny Goodman Sextet
1969 Barbara McNair
1986 The King Cole Trio
1964 Matt Monro
1990 McKinney's Cotton Pickers
1966 Hoagy Carmichael and His Orchestra
1968 Neal Hefti and His Orchestra
August 1966 Ray Charles
1966 Percy Mayfield
1987 Gene Ammons
1968 Bob Shane
1997 Dusty Springfield
1973 Frances Comstock & Alfred Drake
August 1966 Abe Lyman's California Ambassador Hotel Orchestra
1968 James Brown and The Famous Flames
1966 Claramae Turner
1987 The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra
1970 George J. Gaskin, The Knickerbocker Quartet
February 1971 Quincy Jones featuring Ray Charles
1997 Dick Powell
December 1963 Jimmy Boyd accompanied by Norman Luboff
1998 The Ambassadors [US2]
1968 Sam & Dave
1998 The Isley Brothers
September 1962 Southern Tones
December 1963 Edison Male Quartette
1964 Count Basie and His Orchestra
1990 Lester Young and His Sextet
1966 Red McKenzie & His Orchestra
1972 Al Green
1966 Count Basie and His Orchestra
1982 "Cannonball" Adderley
1996 "Cannonball" Adderley
November 1971 Joe Venuti and His Orchestra
1963 Billy Butterfield and His Orchestra
1964 Henry Mancini
1997 John Coltrane
May 1994 Little Junior Parker and Bill Harvey's Band
1968 Bobbie Gentry
February 1971 The Beatles
1998 Miles Davis with Sonny Rollins and Horace Silver, Percy Heath, Kenny Clarke
1986 The Clovers
October 1962 John Michael King
1966 Harry Richman
1964 Barbra Streisand
1964 Frankie Laine
November 1971 Lew Stone and His Band
May 1994 Gene Ammons and His Sextet
1968 Otis Redding
1987 Percy Mayfield and Orchestra
1966 Illinois Jacquet & His All Stars
October 1962 Cootie Williams and His Orchestra
December 1963 Gene Autry and The Pinafores with Orchestral Accompaniment
1999 Red Mitchell Quartet
December 1963 Eddie Cantor
October 1962 Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra
November 1971 Doris Day
August 1966 Ma Rainey acc. by Her Georgia Jazz Band
1970 Count Basie and His Orchestra
1970 Stevie Wonder
1968 Otis Redding
1974 Benny Goodman Sextet
2002 Jimmy Forrest
1970 Aretha Franklin
1966 Count Basie & His Orch.
1996 Count Basie & His Orch.
1970 The Archies
1997 Abbie Mitchell
1974 Ben Bernie and His Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra
1968 Aretha Franklin
1966 Count Basie and His Orchestra
1968 Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra
May 1994 Janet Brace
1963 Janet Brace
1968 Clarence Carter
1968 Cowboy Copas
1966 The Champs
1968 [Unknown]
1964 Ernest Gold
1990 Willie Bryant and His Orchestra
February 1971 The Beatles
1972 Isaac Hayes
1965 Judy Holliday
1964 Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
1999 Horace Silver Quintet
November 1971 John Payne & Joan Merrill
1966 Johnny Mandel
1973 Fats Navarro
1968 Moe Koffman Quartette
1966 Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians
1973 Johnny Hodges and His Orchestra
1968 Aretha Franklin
1987 Erskine Hawkins and His Orchestra
1964 Manos Hadjidakis
1990 Ace Cannon
1968 The Sunshine Company
1966 Herbie Hancock
1968 The Impressions
1999 Marvin Gaye
1972 Marvin Gaye
1996 Victor Young
1968 Ramon Novarro & Evelyn Laye
1966 J.W. Myers
1964 Seger Ellis
December 1963 Bing Crosby & Martha Mears
December 1963 Richard Himber & His Orchestra
1999 Lois Deppe & Russell Woodling's Jubilee Singers
1972 Charlie Parker Septet
1968 Pine Ridge Boys
1987 Joni James - Lew Douglas Orchestra
1970 Little Sister

Sampled songs

Title Performer Release date Info
1970 Sampled by A Tribe Called Quest
February 1971 Sampled by (2 artists)
November 1971 Sampled by Cypress Hill

Songs written by Jimmy McGriff

Original songs

Title Written by Originally by Original date Covered by
All About My Girl Jimmy McGriff Jimmy McGriff October 1962 Covered by (3 artists)
Dig on It Jimmy McGriff Jimmy McGriff 1970
The Bird Jimmy McGriff, Sonny Lester Jimmy McGriff November 1971
The Last Minute Jimmy McGriff Jimmy McGriff 1963 Covered by Lord High Fixers
Turn Blue Jimmy McGriff Jimmy McGriff 1965 Covered by Linda Dachtyl



Title Performer Release date Label
A Bag Full of Soul Jimmy McGriff Trio August 1966 Solid State Records
Blues for Mister Jimmy Jimmy McGriff 1965 Sue Records
Blues Groove The Jimmy McGriff & Hank Crawford Quartet 1996 Telarc
Cherry Jimmy McGriff 1966 Solid State Records
Christmas with McGriff McGriff December 1963 Sue Records
Crunch Time Hank Crawford & Jimmy McGriff 1999 Milestone
Fly Dude Jimmy McGriff 1972 Groove Merchant
Groove Grease Jimmy McGriff November 1971 Groove Merchant
Honey Jimmy McGriff, Organ & Big Blues Band 1968 Solid State Records
I've Got a New Woman Jimmy McGriff 1968 Solid State Records
I've Got a Woman Jimmy McGriff October 1962 Sue Records
Jimmy McGriff at the Organ Jimmy McGriff 1964 Sue Records
Jimmy McGriff, Junior Parker Jimmy McGriff / Junior Parker 1971 United Artists Records
Jimmy McGriff Organ and Blues Band Plays The Worm Jimmy McGriff Organ and Blues Band 1968 Solid State Records
Let's Stay Together Jimmy McGriff 1972 Groove Merchant
Live Where the Action's At! Jimmy McGriff 1966 Veep
McGriff Avenue Jimmy McGriff 2002 Milestone
One of Mine Jimmy McGriff 1963 Sue Records
On the Blue Side Hank Crawford / Jimmy McGriff 1990 Milestone
Right Turn on Blue The Jimmy McGriff and Hank Crawford Quartet May 1994 Telarc
Road Tested Hank Crawford, Jimmy McGriff 1997 Milestone
Something to Listen To Jimmy McGriff 1970 Blue Note
Soul Sugar Jimmy McGriff 1970 Capitol Records
Soul Survivors Hank Crawford / Jimmy McGriff 1986 Milestone
Step 1 Jimmy McGriff Organ and Blues Band 1969 Solid State Records
Steppin' Up Hank Crawford / Jimmy McGriff 1987 Milestone
Straight Up Jimmy McGriff 1998 Milestone
The Big Band Jimmy McGriff 1966 Solid State Records
The Dudes Doin' Business Jimmy McGriff and Junior Parker February 1971 Capitol Records
The Groover Jimmy McGriff 1982 JAM [ Jazz America Marketing ]
The Last Blues Album Volume 1 Buddy Rich, Jimmy McGriff, Illinois Jacquet, George Freeman, Kenny Barron, Bobby Cranshaw 1974 Groove Merchant
The Starting Five Jimmy McGriff 1987 Milestone
Topkapi Jimmy McGriff 1964 Sue Records
Two Giants of the Organ Come Together Groove Holmes/Jimmy McGriff 1973 Groove Merchant


Title Performer Release date Label
All About My Girl Jimmy McGriff December 1962 Sue Records
Honey Jimmy McGriff 1968 Solid State Records
I've Got a Woman Jimmie McGriff September 1962 Jell Records
Topkapi Jimmy McGriff 1964 Sue Records

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