Hammond B-3 organist Jimmy McGriff had a successful career spanning 47 years & his music blurred the lines between jazz, gospel, blues & funk. His music & styles were considered an influence on Britain’s “acid-jazz” movement in the early to mid-90’s spawning such groups as US3, Incognito & The Brand New Heavies. McGriff is one of those jazz artists who released a number of singles, some of which charted not only on R&B/soul stations, but also gained minor airplay on some top40 outlets. This obscurity was released in Dec. 1963 on Sue Records as a single, with Part 2 on the B-side. The song in it’s entirety is the title track on the 1963 Sue album of the same name.
It’s a wet & windy weekend here in the Pacific Northwest – batten down the hatches, put another log on the fire, grab a hot beverage and enjoy a Christmas treat from us!