Jimmy McGriff Dies Of Heart Failure
May 27, 2008 at 6:11 AM (PT)
Condolences to family, friends, and fans of blues and jazz organist JIMMY MCGRIFF, who died SATURDAY of apparent heart failure at a NEW JERSEY nursing home on SATURDAY at 72.
MCGRIFF, from PHILADELPHIA, was best known to the pop audience for his 1962 hit "I'VE GOT A WOMAN," an instrumental cover of the RAY CHARLES classic, which peaked at #20 on the BILLBOARD Hot 100. His most recent album was 2002's "MCGRIFF AVENUE." He recorded for several labels, including SUE, SOLID STATE, BLUE NOTE, CAPITOL, UNITED ARTISTS, GROOVE MERCHANT, JAM and MILESTONE.