CHARLES KYNARD

Funk Jazz / Latin Jazz • United States
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Born February 20, 1933 in St. Louis (MO) Died July 8, 1979 in Los Angeles (CA)

Hammond virtuoso and electric-bass player, Kynard didn't become too famous for two reasons: he just played in his local L.A. instead of touring, and he recorded very few sessions. Nevertheless, his artistry was enormous and his recordings are true gems.

He was too busy to devote himself to a successful career as a jazz musician. During the day he worked with mentally retarded children, at night he played at local clubs and on sunday he played organ at his church. Even so, he had time for his wife and children.

Kynard was a master at different styles. Playing funk he could have rivalled Richard 'Groove' Holmes in speed and accuracy; his blues were delightful and when it came to slow down he knew how to add an airy touch letting the others play.

His recordings were scarce but
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CHARLES KYNARD Where It's At! (Featuring Clifford Scott) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Where It's At! (Featuring Clifford Scott)
Funk Jazz 1963
CHARLES KYNARD Charles Kynard & Buddy Collette ‎: Warm Winds album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Charles Kynard & Buddy Collette ‎: Warm Winds
Latin Jazz 1964
CHARLES KYNARD Professor Soul album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Professor Soul
Funk Jazz 1968
CHARLES KYNARD Reelin' With The Feelin' album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Reelin' With The Feelin'
Funk Jazz 1969
CHARLES KYNARD The Soul Brotherhood album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
The Soul Brotherhood
Funk Jazz 1969
CHARLES KYNARD Afro-Disiac album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Afro-Disiac
Funk Jazz 1970
CHARLES KYNARD Wa-Tu-Wa-Zui (Beautiful People) album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Wa-Tu-Wa-Zui (Beautiful People)
Funk Jazz 1971
CHARLES KYNARD Charles Kynard album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Charles Kynard
Funk Jazz 1971
CHARLES KYNARD Woga album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Woga
Funk Jazz 1972
CHARLES KYNARD Your Mama Don't Dance album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Your Mama Don't Dance
Funk Jazz 1973

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CHARLES KYNARD Woga

Album · 1972 · Funk Jazz
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Charles Kynard never burns like his Hammond B3 contemporaries, but he has the funkiest band around. Chuck Rainey and Paul Humphrey highlight a crack band that funktify jazz like few others. "Slop Jar", "Rock Steady" and especially the extended album closer, "Shout", highlight this tremendously underrated set. Beat aficianados and crate diggers are sure to find a ton to like in this gem. Charles Kynard didn't record too often, and listening to this album one wonders if he couldn't have had a career renaissance like Dr Lonnie Smith or Jimmy McGriff. Badass album cover also helps. See if your local vinyl store has it.

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