Hank Marr

Hank Marr - White House Party

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White House Party/The Out Crowd

Born 30th 1927 – Columbus, Ohio
Died 16th March 2004 – Columbus, Ohio

The ‘professor’ of the Jazz (Hammond) organ recording for King and Federal in the 1960’s, including classics like ‘The Greasy Spoon’.

1966 he recorded for Detroit‘s Wingate label – great track include: ‘Marr’s Groove’ b/w ‘Stitt’s Groove’ (WIN 011), ‘White House Party’ b/w ‘The Out Crowd’.

Interestingly he featured on Wingate doing the backing track to Edwin Starr‘s ‘Agent 00 Soul’ Wingate/Ric Tic. His tracks were played more at the Blue Note Club in Manchester (By Roger Eagle) than at the Twisted Wheel.

It is interesting that so many artists that backed and played on many soul tracks remain obscure. Similar stories to the Motown Funk Brothers surely must exist out there. In the case of Hank, he did two great dance numbers – ‘White House Party’ and ‘The Greasy Spoon’, so he had soul status for his 45’s.

Wikipedia: Hank Marr