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VIDEO / DVD: Backgrounder: Brother Jack’s ‘Heatin’ System”

Between 1968 and 1974, organist Brother Jack McDuff recorded seven albums for Chicago’s Cadet label. One of the most interesting of the bunch was The Heatin’ System. What made the 1972 double album special was its hip Chicago soul-jazz flavor and the band behind him: Bobby Alston (tp), Don Myrick and David Young (ts,fl), Brother Jack McDuff (org,p,melodica), Marty Roberts (g), Phil Upchurch and Sam Jones (b) on different tracks, Greg Williams (d) and Frederick “Derf” Walker (cga)….

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