About the show
Playing tracks by
Grant Green, Jack McDuff, Donald Byrd, Jimmy mcgriff, Lou Donaldson and more.
In the late 1960s, electric boogaloos, grooves and backbeats were the "in"thing at Blue Note records. Partially still a reaction to the overwhelming success of Lee Morgan's funky hit "The Sidewinder" (1963). Many of Blue Note's biggest stars went funky and released some booty shakin' tracks that rivaled the best grooves of the Meters, James Brown, or Sly Stone.
Many records from this period were not released on CD until the mid 1990s acid-jazz craze . Many tracks were being heavily sampled in hip hop circles as well. Today's jazz funksters would be lost without these tracks to lean on for direction and inspiration. Cynics and skeptics be advised: though these blues-based tunes are groove oriented with R&B and funk influenced backbeats, the improvisational quality and overall musicianship undoubtedly retains the Blue Note brilliance that we have come to expect.
The Blue Note archives are deep and soulful, and here are some of the best rare grooves.