Hank Marr

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Hank Marr
Born (1927-01-30)30 January 1927
Origin Columbus, Ohio, United States
Died 16 March 2004(2004-03-16) (aged 77)
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Hammond B-3 organ
Labels Federal, Wingate, King

Hank Marr (30 January 1927 – 16 March 2004) was a jazz musician known for his work on the Hammond B-3 organ.[1]

Career[edit]

Natives of Columbus, Ohio, Hank Marr and tenor saxophonist Rusty Bryant co-led a group that toured for several years, beginning in 1958. [2] Marr led a group that featured James Ulmer. Ulmer first recorded professionally with Marr in 1964. They toured in 1966–1967. In the late 1960s, Marr performed in a duo with guitarist Floyd Smith in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Marr had two minor hit singles, "Greasy Spoon" (U.S. No. 101, 1964) and "Silver Spoon" (U.S. No. 134, 1965).[3]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Teentime: Latest Dance Steps (King, 1963)
  • Live at the Club 502 (King , 1964)
  • On and Off Stage (King, 1965)
  • Sounds from the Marr-Ket Place (King, 1968)
  • It's 'Bout Time! (Double Time, 1995)
  • Groovin' It (Double Time, 1996)
  • Hank & Frank (Double Tim, 1997)
  • Blues'n and Cruisin' (Double Time, 2005)

Singles[edit]

Federal Records

  • 1961 Tonk Game/Hob-Nobbin
  • 1961 Ram-Bunk-Shush/The Push
  • 1961 Travelin' Heavy/Mexican Vodka
  • 1962 The Twist Serenade/Your Magic Touch
  • 1962 The Watusi-Roll/Sweet Nancy
  • 1963 Marsanova/Stand in Line
  • 1963 The Squash/Day By Day
  • 1964 The Push/Tonk Game
  • 1964 The Greasy Spoon/I Can't Go On (Without You)
  • 1964 I Remember New York/Easy Talk
  • 1964 Bridge to Shangri-La// Up and Down
  • 1965 Hank's Idea/Midnight Moon
  • 1965 Silver Spoon/No Rough Stuff

Wingate Records

  • 1966 Sonny Stitt: Stitt's Groove/Hank Marr: Marr's Groove
  • 1966 White House Party/The 'Out' Crowd

Federal Records

  • 1967 Philly Dog '67/I Remember New York

King Records

  • 1968 Down in the Bottom/Soup Spoon
  • 1969 The Market Place/Smothered Soul
  • 1969 The Greasy Spoon/All My Love Belongs to You

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nastos, Michael G. "Hank Marr". AllMusic. Retrieved 11 July 2017. 
  2. ^ Rye, Howard (2002). Kernfeld, Barry, ed. The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. 1 (2nd ed.). New York: Grove's Dictionaries Inc. ISBN 1-56159-284-6. 
  3. ^ Joel Whitburn, Top Pop Singles. 12th edn, p. 618.