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 later 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.