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    Posted: 16 Mar 2011 at 2:53pm
Ok, I have a bunch of soul jazz records, mainly by organists, which few I actually enjoy. (Let 'em Roll by Patton being one)

I don't  know, I just find most of it really generic/derivative, but I probably not looking for the classics.

So that's your mission, hehe, to recommend me some "classic soul jazz" albums or simply mention your favorites.

What I got:

John Patton (Let 'em Roll)
Freddie Roach (Brown Sugar)
Grant Green
Larry Young (Heaven on Earth)
Lonnie Smith (Turning Point)
Lou Donaldson (Midnight Creeper)
Horace Silver (Song for my Father)
George Benson
some Jimmy Smith, though not sure how much it is soul jazz

I might be missing one or two, but that's pretty much it.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote js Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Mar 2011 at 5:20pm
Check the Soul Jazz section here and you will see at the top 2 four star records I recommend, 'Supa Cookin' and 'Root Down', both are a lot more high energy and inspired than the usual fare.
The reason why there is generic soul jazz is because that genre used to make money for people. Wink

Every genre has its fans and I happen to like a lot of soul jazz, but its true, some of it is more inspired than others.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote EntertheLemming Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Mar 2011 at 11:10am
Brother Jack McDuff might also be in the ball park - Hot Barbeque (Prestige 1965) is pretty good and I think George Benson is the guitarist
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Polo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Apr 2011 at 2:22pm
Try Charles Earland's Black Talk!, Quincy Jones' Walking in Space and Herbie Mann's Memphis Underground, they're pretty good.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote alucard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Apr 2011 at 6:23am
 
Donald Byrd : BlackByrd 1972,
it's my favourite jazzrockysoul record, the riffs and basslines are just great even so the record gets slighly repetitive, confirmed by the later 70's releases by DB, which are good but repeat the same formula over and over.
BTW  Black Byrd is still today the biggest selling Blue Note record
 
 
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You can find some good titles over here, and listen them as well - https://thevinylfactory.com/features/10-records-that-define-soul-jazz/
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