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Jack McDuff


A marvelous bandleader and organist in addition to capable arranger, “Sibling” Jack port McDuff has among the funkiest, most soulful varieties of all period over the Hammond B-3. His rock-solid basslines and blues-drenched solos are well balanced by clever, nearly pianistic melodies and interesting progressions and phrases. McDuff started being a bassist using Denny Zeitlin and Joe Farrell. He examined privately in Cincinnati and caused Johnny Griffin in Chicago. He trained himself body organ and piano within the middle-’50s, and started gaining attention dealing with Willis Jackson in the past due ’50s and early ’60s, reducing high caliber soul-jazz schedules for Prestige. McDuff produced his saving debut being a head for Prestige in 1960, playing within a studio room pickup music group with Jimmy Forrest. They produced a set of excellent albums: Challenging Duff as well as the Honeydripper. McDuff arranged his own music group the next calendar year, offering Harold Vick and drummer Joe Dukes. Stuff became popular when McDuff employed a guitarist called George Benson. These were being among the most well-known combos from the middle-’60s and produced several exceptional albums. McDuff’s afterwards groupings at Atlantic and Cadet didn’t identical the amount of the Benson music group, while later schedules for Verve and Cadet had been unequal, though generally great. McDuff attempted digital keyboards and fusion through the ’70s, after that within the ’80s returned within the groove using the Muse program Cap’n Jack port. While his wellness fluctuated through the entire ’90s, McDuff released many discs for the Concord Jazz label before succumbing to center failing on January 23, 2001, at age 74.

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Full Name Jack McDuff
Died January 23, 2001, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Profession Organist, Bandleader
Nationality American
Music Songs Oblighetto, The Shadow Of Your Smile, Hunk O' Funk, Rock Candy, Moon Rappin', Soulful Drums, Theme From Electric Surfboard, Down Home Style, Can't Get Satisfied, Hot Barbeque, The Honeydripper, A Real Goodun', Down Home Blues, Funk Pie, Jive Samba, Sanctified Waltz, The Heatin' System, Summer Dream, The Three Day Thang, Flat Backin', Screamin', Kirk's Work, Classic Funke, Wade in the Water, Vas Dis, Sanctified Samba, Duffin' Around, The Electric Surfboard, Hippy Dip, Ballad For Baby, Cold Duck Time, Teardrops From My Eyes
Albums Brother Jack McDuff Live!, Sophisticated Funk, Double Barrelled Soul, Brother Jack Meets the Boss, Soul Circle, Tough 'Duff, Hot Barbeque, The Concert McDuff, Down Home Style, Magnetic Feel, George Benson / Jack McDuff, Moon Rappin', Glide On, Walk On By, Who Knows What Tomorrow's Gonna Bring?, Quiescent Point, Through The Area, Expensive Bling, Blowball, Screamin' (Remastered 2015), I've Got a Lot of Living to Do, The Dynamic Jack McDuff, Jazz Masters (1960-1962), The Pink Panther, The Jazz Masters Collection (Original Jazz Recordings Remastered), Tough 'Duff (feat. Jimmy Forrest) [Remastered 2016], The Jazz Collection, Live It Up, Leisure Time, Jazz After Midnight (feat. Jazz After Midnight), Famous Hits, Goodnight, It's Time to Go + the Honeydripper (feat. Grant Green) [Bonus Track Version], Jazz Box (The Jazz Series), Autumn Leaves, The Re-Entry, The Prestige Years (Remastered), A Kettle of Fish, Another Real Good'Un, The Honeydripper, Be With Me, Just, I Want a Little Girl, Splash Of Color, Bound To Be a Winner

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1 Silent screen comedian with four years experience in vaudeville and six in musical comedy. His ability to greatly age himself through judicious use of make-up - and by removing his dentures - guaranteed him steady employment in character parts during the 1920's, at Universal, L-KO and Vitagraph. When his acting career came to an end in the early 30's, he continued to work in his dual capacity of make-up artist.
2 Brother of Kate Price



Love Takes Flight 1937 Bartender
The Gold Racket 1937 Hinkle
Wild Brian Kent 1936 Old-Time Fireman
Pirate Party on Catalina Isle 1935 Short Old Pirate
She Couldn't Take It 1935 Farmer (uncredited)
Keystone Hotel 1935 Short Man with Ear Trumpet (uncredited)
Here Comes Cookie 1935 Wilbur (uncredited)
Trails End 1935 Deke
Welcome Home 1935 Rube (uncredited)
George White's 1935 Scandals 1935 Bearded Man (uncredited)
Pop Goes the Easel 1935 Short Bearded Man (uncredited)
Restless Knights 1935 Short Toothless Guard (uncredited)
Texas Terror 1935 Jake Abernathy
The Dancing Millionaire 1934 Short Dancing Academy Customer (uncredited)
Alice in Wonderland 1933 Leg of Mutton (uncredited)
Boys Will Be Boys 1932 Short
Hollywood on Parade No. A-1 1932 Short Old Timer - Hillbilly Act
The Hollywood Handicap 1932 Short Character
Doctor's Orders 1932 Short
Foiled Again 1932 Short
Love in High Gear 1932 Hotel Proprietor
The Girl Rush 1931 Short
The Freshman's Finish 1931 Short
What a Head! 1931 Short Papa
One Day to Live 1931 Short
A Happy Little Honeymoon 1931 Short The Groom's Uncle
Sally 1929 Roue
Detectives Wanted 1929 Short
Divorce Made Easy 1929 Uncle Todd
Love Spats 1929 Short Sandy MacDuff
Single Bliss 1929 Short Sandy McDuff
Are Scotchmen Tight? 1929 Short Sandy MacDuff
Papa Spank 1929 Short Sandy MacDuff
Should Scotchmen Marry? 1928 Short Sandy MacDuff
Lay On, MacDuff 1928 Short Sandy MacDuff
Loose Change 1928 Short Sandy MacDuff
Hot Scotch 1928 Short Sandy MacDuff
Say Uncle 1928 Short
Love's Young Scream 1928 Short The Mayor
Harold Teen 1928 Grandpop Teen
Half-Back Hannah 1928 Short
Long Hose 1928 Short
Fighting Fannie 1928 Short
Nifty Nags 1927 Short
Scared Pink 1927 Short
Hot Papa 1927 Short
Giddy Gobblers 1927 Short
Queer Ducks 1927 Short
Dumb Belles 1927/I Short
No Control 1927 Noah Flood
Chicken Feathers 1927 Short Old Charley Kale
Break Away 1927 Short Natalie's Father
Cool Off! 1926 Short Anne's Father
Hoot Mon! 1926 Short
Hold Still 1926 Short Senator Hangnail
A Dippy Tar 1926 Short Von Herring - the Hypnotist
Uppercuts 1926 Short Cornelius McGee
Mister Wife 1926 Short The Iceman
Hitchin' Up 1926 Short Grandpa
Ella Cinders 1926 Fire Chief
Gimmie Strength 1926 Short
Dancing Daddy 1926 Short The Town Squire
A Wireless Lizzie 1926 Short Grandpa Abner
Weak, But Willing 1926 Short
Madame Behave 1925 M.T. House
Off His Beat 1925 Short The Police Band Leader
Watch Out 1925 Short Silas Creighton
Why Hesitate? 1925 Short
Stop Flirting 1925 Joseph - the Butler
A Rarin' Romeo 1925 Short
Sea Legs 1925 Short
Good Spirits 1925 Short
The Brass Bowl 1924 O'Hagan
Reckless Romance 1924 Grandpa
Court Plaster 1924 Short
Savage Love 1924 Short
Grandpa's Girl 1924 Short Grandpa
Cornfed 1924 Short
No Vacancies 1923 Short An Old Goat
Horseshoes 1923 Short unconfirmed
Our Hospitality 1923 Sam Gardner (uncredited)
Pitfalls of a Big City 1923 Short Minor Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
Jungle Pals 1923 Short
The Counter Jumper 1922 Short
365 Days 1922 Short Grandpa
Young Ideas 1922 Short Grandpa
Simply Shocking 1922 Short
Are Husbands Happy? 1922 Short
The Fast Male 1922 Short Passenger Late for Train
A Rural Cinderella 1921 Short
Country Chickens 1921 Short
Fresh Air 1921 Short
The Bakery 1921 Short Bit Part (uncredited)
The Hick 1921 Short The Farmer
In Again, Out Again 1921 Short Judge
Neighbors 1920 Short The Judge
The Backyard 1920 Short
The Stage Hand 1920 Short The Hero
School Days 1920 Short
The Grocery Clerk 1919 Short Old geezer / Hick
Lord and Lady Algy 1919 Undetermined Role
Blackie's Redemption 1919 The Dove
Misfits and Matrimony 1918 Short
A Dog's Life 1918 Short Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
The Adventures of Peg o' the Ring 1916



Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall 1963 TV Series Himself
The Voice of Hollywood No. 7 1930 Short documentary Himself, Guest Host
The Voice of Hollywood No. 10 1930 Short Himself - Old Codger (uncredited)

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