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Vinyl rip & scans from Groove Merchant GM-520
Jimmy McGriff - Hammond B-3
Richard "Groove" Holmes - Hammond B-3
O'Donel Levy - Guitar
George Freeman - Guitar
Bernard Purdie - Drums
Kwasi Jayourba - Conga
1 Licks A' Plenty
2 Out of Nowhere
3 The Squirrel
4 Finger Lickin' Good
5 How High The Moon
6 Things Ain't What They Used To Be
Jimmy McGriff dueling with Groove Holmes on organ. George Freeman in a showdown with O'Donel Levy. All four of them being egged on by Pretty Purdie and Kwasi Jayourba. Basically yer run-of-the-mill souljazz setup wetdream, produced by Sonny Lester no less. They could've skipped the "of the Organ" part and the title still would've been bang-on.
Dusty Groove's review:
Twin organs back to back -- and a heck of a hard-wailing set from Groove Holmes and Jimmy McGriff! The album cooks from the very first note -- and features long tunes that open up with the same sort of solo-heavy approach that you'd get on Holmes' Prestige albums of the 60s -- very stretched out, in a way that offers the keyboardists no cover at all, and forces them to keep thinking on their feet to come up with great notes! Bernard Purdie plays some nicely tight drums on the set, and guitar is by George Freeman and O'Donel Levy -- both of whom add some nice superdope touches to the set! A winner all the way through, with great solos -- and titles that include "Licks A Plenty", "The Squirrel", and "Finger Lickin' Good".
Also available as part of a double called Supa Cookin' which collects this with Giants of the Organ in Concert from the previous year. Reissued by LRC and P-Vine in 2004 but seems to have already vapourized from the shelves, so you might not get to hear it unless you listen to Soundological's archive copy HERE or HERE.
Fair warning: this muther has been enjoyed quite a few times and the last couple tracks are a little dirty so have some surface noise, but it's not overwhelming.