Paying respect to Philly jazz.
Jimmy was on top of the charts for more than 30 years, beginning with his cover of "I've Got a Woman" in the early '60s. Jimmy's CDs are still in demand, as he was a crowd-pleaser at festivals and clubs around the world both with his own quartet and as co-leader with alto great Hank Crawford.
Unfortunately Jimmy has been stricken with MS and no longer sits in front of his Hammond B-3. He now lives in a nursing home in Voorhees, N.J., and keeps in touch with his fans and musical buddies alike.
Former manager, Jimmy McGriff
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