Electric Funk

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Electric Funk
Electric Funk.jpg
Studio album by
Released August 1970
Recorded September 1969
Studio New York City
Genre Soul jazz
Length 32:13
Label Blue Note BST-84350
Producer Sonny Lester
Jimmy McGriff chronology
The Way You Look Tonight
Electric Funk
The Dudes Doin' Business

Electric Funk is an album by the American jazz organist Jimmy McGriff of performances recorded in 1969 and released on the Blue Note label.[1][2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[3]

The Allmusic review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine awarded the album 3 stars and said, "It's not jazz, it's jazzy soul, and it's among the funkiest of any soul-jazz records from the late '60s, filled with stuttering drum breaks, lite [sic] fuzz guitars, elastic bass, smoldering organ, and punchy, slightly incongruous horn charts."[3] On All About Jazz Douglas Payne stated "No sap, no frills. Just good true groove. ... in 1969, this was the next step for soul jazz; a genre Jimmy McGriff has always ruled. ... this man has always known how to rock a groove ... Ott's arrangements are riff-oriented and stay out of McGriff's way. They often launch McGriff into one clever line after another and, fortunately, never tempt him to out-modulate the horn section".[4]

Track listing

All compositions by Jimmy McGriff except where noted

  1. "Back on the Track" (Horace Ott) – 3:18
  2. "Chris Cross" (Ott) – 3:46
  3. "Miss Poopie" (Ott) – 3:18
  4. "The Bird Wave" – 4:01
  5. "Spear for Moondog Part 1" – 3:29
  6. "Spear for Moondog Part 2" – 3:04
  7. "Tight Times" (Ott) – 3:58
  8. "Spinning Wheel" (David Clayton-Thomas) – 3:34
  9. "Funky Junk" (Ott) – 3:45



  1. ^ Blue Note Records discography. Retrieved December 13, 2010
  2. ^ Payne, D., Jimmy McGriff discography accessed March 16, 2018
  3. ^ a b Erlewine, S. T. Allmusic Review. Retrieved December 13, 2010
  4. ^ Payne, D. All About Jazz Review, accessed March 16, 2018
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