Saturday, September 17, 2011

Jack McDuff

You don't have to be black to play the blues, you don't have to be poor to play the blues, but you have to eat pork to play the blues.
"Brother" Jack McDuff, who was born on this date in 1926, was a jazz organist who recorded over 50 albums.  When it came to eating pork, he didn't just talk the talk -- he walked the walk, as the title track from his 1965 album, Hot Barbeque, proves.  By the way, the guitar player on this album is George Benson, who became a big star a decade later.

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