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Charles Kynard

Primary Instrument: Organ, Hammond B3

Born: February 20, 1933 | Died: July 8, 1979    

Charles Kynard

Charles Kynard is an organist whose jazz-funk leanings rival his predecessors and peers, though not eclipsing them. Solid, though never flashy. He also plays electric bass. Kynard's album Reelin' With the Feelin' has been sampled and appears on several acid jazz releases.

Hammond virtuoso and electric-bass player, Kynard didn't become too famous for two reasons: he just played in his local L.A. instead of touring, and he recorded very few sessions. Nevertheless, his artistry was enormous and his recordings are true gems.

He was too busy to devote himself to a successful career as a jazz musician. During the day he worked with mentally retarded children, at night he played at local clubs and on sunday he played organ at his church. Even so, he had time for his wife and children....
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  • Reelin' With The Feelin'/Wa-Tu-Wa-Zui (Beautiful People)

    P.S.F. Records
    1993
  • Your Mama Don't Dance

    P.S.F. Records
    1973
  • Afro-Disiac

    P.S.F. Records
    1970
  • Reelin' With The Feelin'

    P.S.F. Records
    1969
  • Warm Winds

    P.S.F. Records
    1964
  • Blue Sands/Ebb Tide

    P.S.F. Records
    1964
  • Where It's At!

    P.S.F. Records
    1963
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