Hank Marr

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Hank Marr
Born(1927-01-30)30 January 1927
OriginColumbus, Ohio, United States
Died16 March 2004(2004-03-16) (aged 77)
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsHammond B-3 organ
LabelsFederal, 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 Blood Ulmer. Ulmer first recorded professionally with Marr in 1967–1968. They had toured in 1966–1967. Guitarists Freddie King (1961–1962) and Wilbert Longmire also did recordings with Marr. In the late 1960s, Marr performed in a duo with guitarist Floyd Smith in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Marr had two minor hit singles, "The 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) -with Rusty Bryant, Wilbert Longmire
  • On and Off Stage (King, 1965)
  • Sounds from the Marr-Ket Place (King, 1968) -with James Blood Ulmer
  • It's 'Bout Time! (Double Time, 1995)
  • Groovin' It (Double Time, 1996)
  • Hank & Frank (Double Time, 1997) -with Frank Foster
  • Blues'n and Cruisin' (Double Time, 2005)

Compilations[edit]

  • Hank Marr Plays 24 Great Songs (King, 1966) 24 tracks/2LP compilation
  • Greasy Spoon (King, 1969) 12 tracks/LP compilation
  • Greasy Spoon (Charly R&B, 1991) 20 tracks/CD compilation

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 [reissue]/Tonk Game [reissue]
  • 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 [reissue]

King Records

  • 1968 Down in the Bottom/Soup Spoon
  • 1969 The Market Place/Smothered Soul
  • 1969 The Greasy Spoon [reissue]/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.