John DeFrancesco

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'Papa' John DeFrancesco
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Background information
Birth nameJohn Jasper DeFrancesco
Born (1940-09-12) September 12, 1940 (age 79)
OriginPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsHammond B3
Years active1960s–present
LabelsSavant Records

"Papa" John DeFrancesco (born September 12, 1940) is an American jazz organist and vocalist, and father of Joey DeFrancesco and Johnny DeFrancesco.[1]

Discography[edit]

  • 1993: Doodlin' (Muse)
  • 1994: Comin' Home (Muse)
  • 2001: Hip Cake Walk (HighNote)
  • 2002: Jumpin' (Savant)[2]
  • 2004: Walking Uptown (Savant)
  • 2006: Desert Heat (Savant)
  • 2009: Big Shot (Savant)
  • 2011: A Philadelphia Story (Savant)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic
  2. ^ Jazz Times - Volume 33 2003 Page 62 ""TALKING TO "PAPA' JOHN DEFRANCESCO by phone from his Wilmington, Del., home seemed almost a ... Since 1981, Papa John has released six albums as leader, including this year's well named Jumpin' (Savant), which ..."

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