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Jimmy McGriff Discography

Group leader or co-leader recordings

Group leader / co-leader: major albums

info I've Got a Woman, Jimmy McGriff, 1963
info One Of Mine, Jimmy McGriff, 1963
info At The Apollo, Jimmy McGriff, 1963
info Christmas With McGriff, Jimmy McGriff, 1964
info At The Organ, Jimmy McGriff, 1964
info Topkapi, Jimmy McGriff, 1965
info Blues For Mister Jimmy, Jimmy McGriff, 1965
info Where The Action's At, Jimmy McGriff, 1966
info The Big Band: A Tribute To Basie, Jimmy McGriff, 1966
info A Bag Full of Soul, Jimmy McGriff, 1966
info Cherry, Jimmy McGriff, 1967
info A Bag Full Of Blues, Jimmy McGriff, 1968
info I've Got A New Woman, Jimmy McGriff, 1968
info Honey, Jimmy McGriff, 1968
info The Worm, Jimmy McGriff, 1968
info Step 1, Jimmy McGriff Organ And Blues Band, 1969
info A Thing To Come By, Jimmy McGriff, 1970
info The Way You Look Tonight, Jimmy McGriff, 1970
info Electric Funk, Jimmy McGriff, 1970
info Soul Sugar, Jimmy McGriff, 1971
info Something To Listen To, Jimmy McGriff, 1971
info Black Pearl, Jimmy McGriff, 1971
info Groove Grease, Jimmy McGriff, 1971
info Jimmy McGriff / Junior Parker, Jimmy McGriff and Junior Parker, 1971
info Fly Dude, Jimmy McGriff, 1972
info Friday the 13th at the Cook County Jail, Jimmy McGriff/Lucky Thompson, 1973
info Let's Stay Together, Jimmy McGriff, 1972
info Giants Of The Organ In Concert, Jimmy McGriff & Groove Holmes, 1973
info Black And Blues, Jimmy McGriff, 1973
info Giants Of The Organ Come Together, Jimmy McGriff & Groove Holmes, 1974
info The Main Squeeze, Jimmy McGriff, 1974
info Stump Juice, Jimmy McGriff, 1975
info The Mean Machine, Jimmy McGriff, 1976
info Red Beans, Jimmy McGriff, 1977
info Tailgunner, Jimmy McGriff, 1977
info Outside Looking In, Jimmy McGriff, 1978
info City Lights, Jimmy McGriff, 1981
info Movin' Upside The Blues, Jimmy McGriff, 1982
info The Groover, Jimmy McGriff, 1982
info Countdown, Jimmy McGriff, 1983
info Skywalk, Jimmy McGriff, 1984
info State Of The Art, Jimmy McGriff, 1985
info Soul Survivors, Hank Crawford & Jimmy McGriff, 1986
info The Starting Five, Jimmy McGriff, 1987
info Steppin' Up, Hank Crawford and Jimmy McGriff, 1987
info Blue To The Bone, Jimmy McGriff, 1988
info On The Blue Side, Hank Crawford and Jimmy McGriff, 1990
info You Ought to Think About Me, Jimmy McGriff, 1990
info In A Blue Mood, Jimmy McGriff, 1991
info Right Turn On Blue, Jimmy McGriff and Hank Crawford Quartet, 1994
info Blues Groove, Jimmy McGriff and Hank Crawford Quartet, 1995
info Dream Team, Jimmy McGriff, 1997
info Road Tested, Hank Crawford & Jimmy McGriff, 1997
info Straight Up, Jimmy McGriff, 1998
info Crunch Time, Hank Crawford & Jimmy McGriff, 1998
info McGriff's House Party, Jimmy McGriff, 2000
info Feelin' It, Jimmy McGriff, 2001
info McGriff Avenue, Jimmy McGriff, 2002

Group leader / co-leader: compilations, twofers, etc

info A Toast to Jimmy McGriff's Golden Classics, Jimmy McGriff, 1965
info Greatest Organ Hits, Jimmy McGriff, 1969
info The Great, Jimmy McGriff, 1969
info If You're Ready Come Go With Me, Jimmy McGriff, 1974
info Flyin' Time, Jimmy McGriff, 1975
info Supa Cookin', Jimmy McGriff & Groove Holmes, 1975
info Soul Organ, Jimmy McGriff, 1978
info Georgia On My Mind, Jimmy McGriff, 1989
info The Best Of Jazz Organs, Various Artists, 1990
info Jimmy McGriff Featuring Hank Crawford, Jimmy McGriff, 1990
info The Jazz Collector Edition, Jimmy McGriff, 1991
info Double Exposure, Richard "Groove" Holmes / Jimmy McGriff, 1992
info Pullin' Out The Stops: The Best Of, Jimmy McGriff, 1994
info Red Beans (compilation), Jimmy McGriff, 1994
info McGriff's Blues, Jimmy McGriff, 1994
info Heart and Soul: The Hank Crawford Anthology, Hank Crawford, 1994
info The Funkiest Little Band In The World, Jimmy McGriff, 1996
info Greatest, Jimmy McGriff, 1997
info Jazz Collection, Jimmy McGriff, 1999
info Well Done: Choice Cuts, Vol. 1, Jimmy McGriff / Freddie Hubbard, 1999
info Dig on It: Groove Merchant Years, Jimmy McGriff, 2000
info 100% Pure Funk, Jimmy McGriff, 2001
info The Best Of, Hank Crawford and Jimmy McGriff, 2001
info The Best Of The Headfirst Years, Jimmy McGriff, 2003
info Funky Jazz Organ, Lonnie Smith / Richard "Groove" Holmes / Jimmy McGriff, 2005
info The Best of the Sue Years 1962-1965, Jimmy McGriff, 2006
info Collectables Classics, Jimmy McGriff, 2006
info Soul Sugar (CD), Jimmy McGriff, 2008
info Jimmy McGriff Meets Big Jay McNeely, Jimmy McGriff / Big Jay McNeely, 2009
info The Funkiest Little Band In The World / Tribute To Basie, Jimmy McGriff, 2009

Group leader / co-leader: on various artist compilations

info You've Got To Hear It To Believe It!, Various Artists, 1966?
info This Is Sue, Various Artists, 1969
info The Greatest Organ Players, Various Artists, 1969?
info Solid State Sampler, Various Artists, 1970
info Jazz Wave, Ltd. On Tour, Vol 1, Various Artists, 1970?
info Blues In Concert, Various Artists, 1975
info Drivin' Soul, Various Artists, 1976
info Groove Merchant Presents, Various Artists, 197?
info Teen Beat: Instrumental Rock 1957-1965, Various Artists, 1980
info Meanwhile, Back At The Go Go, Various Artists, 1985
info Sue Instrumentals (1959-1967): The Beat Is On, Various Artists, 1987
info Jazz Today, Various Artists, 1987
info So Blue So Funky, Various Artists, 1991
info LRC Jazz Sampler 2, Various Artists, 1991
info Seasonings, Various Artists, 1991
info Blues In The Night, Various Artists, 1992
info Blue Break Beats, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 1993
info Blue Break Beats, Vol. 2, Various Artists, 1993
info LRC Jazz Sampler 4, Various Artists, 1993
info So Blue So Funky, Vol. 2, Various Artists, 1994
info The Sue Records Story: New York City: The Sound of Soul, Various Artists, 1994
info Santa's Bag: An All Star Jazz Christmas, Various Artists, 1994
info LRC Jazz Sampler 4 & 5, Various Artists, 1994
info Rare Essence, Volume 1, Various Artists, 1994
info Big Noise: A Mambo Inn Compilation, Various Artists, 1995
info Jazz Cuts: Jazz Funk Reaction, Various Artists, 1995
info Blue Note Rare Grooves, Various Artists, 1996
info Masters of Jazz, Vol. 7: Jazz Hit Singles, Various Artists, 1996
info Troubadours Of Groove, Various Artists, 1996
info Soulful Grooves, Vol. 2: R&B Instrumental Classics, Various Artists, 1996
info MVP Classic Jazz Funk, Vol. 2, Various Artists, 1996
info Blue Notables Vol.12 : Blue Note's Six Vital Organs, Various Artists, 1996
info LRC Jazz Sampler, Vol. 7, Various Artists, 1996
info Kickin' The 3: The Best of Organ Trio Jazz, Various Artists, 1997
info Christmas Cocktails, Part Two, Various Artists, 1997
info Island 40, Volume 2: 1964-1969: Rhythm and Blues Beat, Various Artists, 1997
info Into The Blue: The Blue Series Sampler, Various Artists, 1997
info Funky Milestones, Various Artists, 1997
info Blues Giants, Various Artists, 1997
info Birth of The Cool Funk: Vintage Jams & Serious Grooves, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 1998
info Birth of Cool Funk: Vintage Jams & Serious Grooves, Vol. 2, Various Artists, 1998
info Birth of The Cool Funk: Vintage Jams & Serious Grooves, Vol. 3, Various Artists, 1998
info Depression Blues: Nobody Knows You When You're Down & Out, Various Artists, 1998
info Depression Blues: Blues Ballads for Rainy Day, Various Artists, 1998
info Depression Blues Box, Various Artists, 1998
info Blue Break Beats, Vol. 1 to 4, Various Artists, 1999
info Blues For A Rainy Day, Various Artists, 1999
info Blues After Hours (2 CD), Various Artists, 1999
info Blues After Hours (1 CD), Various Artists, 1999
info Azure Ellington: Blue Note Plays Duke, Various Artists, 1999
info Blax Is Back, Various Artists, 1999
info Pure Swing: Jivin' Jams, Various Artists, 1999
info Pure Swing: Hold Your Hats, Various Artists, 1998
info The Hammond Organ Collection, Various Artists, 2000
info Funk Soul Brothers, Various Artists, 2000
info Ain't It A Groove, Various Artists, 2000
info Best Of Blues, Various Artists, 2000
info Jazz Grooves, Various Artists, 2001
info Cold Sweat, Various Artists, 2001
info Maximum Rhythm & Blue, Various Artists, 2001
info Best of Blue Break Beats, Various Artists, 2001
info LRC Jazz Legacy Anthology: Time Remembered, Various Artists, 2001
info LRC Jazz Legacy Anthology: A Kiss to Build a Dream On, Various Artists, 2001
info Blax-Plosion, Various Artists, 2001
info The Ultimate Soulful Christmas Album, Various Artists, 2001
info Pulp Fusion 6: Magnum, Various Artists, 2001
info Da Funk!, Vol. 2: 14 Essential Groove Tracks, Various Artists, 2001
info Hammond Street, Various Artists, 2001
info What's Happening... $tateside, Various Artists, 2002
info Jazz Fever: Sizzlin' Hot Jazz, Various Artists, 2002
info Classic Jazz: Jazz Masters, Various Artists, 2002
info Funk Essentials: A Further Odyssey in Funk, Various Artists, 2002
info Routine Funk #01, Various Artists, 2002
info Routine Funk #02, Various Artists, 2002
info Telarc Jazz: Celebrating 25 Years, Various Artists, 2002
info Street Grooves, Various Artists, 2002
info Soul Jazz Sessions, Various Artists, 2002
info Jazzin' With The Soul Brothers, Various Artists, 2003
info Say It Loud! Brotherhood, Pride & Groove On Blue Note, Various Artists, 2003
info Strut'n' Get Up: Funky Fat Slices of Groove, Various Artists, 2003
info Killer Jazz Funk From Groove Merchant Vault: Return of Jazz Funk, Various Artists, 2003
info Blue Note Trip: Saturday Night, Various Artists, 2003
info Blue Note Trip: Saturday Night/Sunday Morning, Various Artists, 2003
info Superfly Soul, Various Artists, 2003
info Blue Note Trip: Goin' Down, Various Artists, 2004
info Blue Note Trip: Goin' Down/Gettin' Up, Various Artists, 2004
info Ultimate Christmas Cocktails, Various Artists, 2004
info Take Four: 49 Essential Jazz Tracks, Various Artists, 2004
info The UK Sue Label Story: The World of Guy Stevens, Various Artists, 2004
info Diggin' On Blue: Mixed By Lord Finesse, Various Artists, 2004
info Superfly Soul, Vol. 2: The Return of the Hustlers, Various Artists, 2004
info Testify II, Various Artists, 2004
info Nu Jazz Sessions 2, Various Artists, 2004
info The Jazz Box, Various Artists, 2004
info Soul Of Sue Records: New York City, Various Artists, 2005
info 6T's Rhythm & Soul Society: In the Beginning, Various Artists, 2005
info Return Of The Pusherman: Hustlin' Soul, Various Artists, 2005
info Blue Note Plays Ray Charles, Various Artists, 2005
info Inspied By Genius ... The Music Of Ray Charles, Various Artists, 2005
info Black Crazy Nights: Blue Note by Bobby Flores, Various Artists, 2005
info Bordeaux Lounge, Various Artists, 2005
info Groovy Grooves, Various Artists, 2005
info Best Of The Blues, Various Artists, 2005
info The Best Of Sue Records, Various Artists, 2006
info Great Jazz Organ, Various Artists, 2006
info Merry Christmas From Stateside, Various Artists, 2006
info The UK Sue Story, Vol. 4, Various Artists, 2006
info Blues Legends, Various Artists, 2006
info Easy Christmas Now! Groovy Carols For A Cosy Winter, Various Artists, 2007
info Funk Ain't A Word, Various Artists, 2008
info Groove Train: Get off at Blue Note Grooves Station, Various Artists, 2008
info Good Juice: Hot Hammond and Cool Organ Cocktails, Various Artists, 2008
info The Funk Jazz Brothers, Various Artists, 2008
info The Jazz Hits, Various Artists, 2008
info Super Funk: Return of Jazz Funk, Various Artists, 2009
info Jazz Swings Motown, Various Artists, 2009
info Blue Note Trip: Swing Low, Various Artists, 2009
info Blue Note Trip: Swing Low, Fly High, Various Artists, 2009
info Jazzy Vibes, Various Artists, 2010

Playing contributions to other recordings

Other recordings: major albums

info Introducing George Freeman With Charlie Earland Sitting In, George Freeman, 1971?
info The Last Blues Album, Vol. 1, Buddy Rich, 1974
info Cold Snap, Albert Collins, 1986
info Live, Tramaine Hawkins, 1990
info You Can Hide Inside The Music, The Harper Brothers, 1992
info Jazz Organ Summit, Charles Earland, 1998
info Fruit, Marie Bergman, 1998
info Healing Time, Ronnie Earl, 2000

Other recordings: single artist compilations, 'twofers' and box sets

info Buddy Rich, Illinois Jacquet, Kenny Barron, Bobby Cranshaw, 1981
info Loot To Boot, Illinois Jacquet, 1991
info All My Best to You, Tramaine Hawkins, 1994
info Deluxe Edition, Albert Collins, 1997
info The Ice Axe Cometh: The Collection 1978-86, Albert Collins, 1999
info Way Back Home: The Groove Merchant Years, Junior Parker, 2000
info All My Best to You, Vol. 2, Tramaine Hawkins, 2001
info You Don't Have To Be Black To Love The Blues, Junior Parker, 2007

Other recordings: various artist compilations

info LRC Jazz Sampler 2, Various Artists, 1991
info LRC Jazz Sampler 4, Various Artists, 1993
info LRC Jazz Sampler 4 & 5, Various Artists, 1994
info The Best Of Jazz Saxophones, Vol. III, Various Artists, 1994
info The Best Of Jazz Saxophones, Vol. II, Various Artists, 1994
info The Art of Jazz Saxophone (3 CD), Various Artists, 1997
info The Art of Jazz Saxophone: Classic Sounds, Various Artists, 1997
info The Art of Jazz Saxophone (5 CD), Various Artists, 1997
info Blues After Hours (2 CD), Various Artists, 1999
info Blues After Hours (1 CD), Various Artists, 1999
info Roll Up The Rug: Rhythm & Blues Music For Dancing, Various Artists, 1999
info LRC Jazz Legacy Anthology: Time Remembered, Various Artists, 2001
info Crucial Texas Blues, Various Artists, 2003
info Crucial Guitar Blues, Various Artists, 2003


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Last updated January 2011