Longtime jazz and blues organist Jimmy McGriff has died. The Philadelphia native known for the 1960s recordings of "I've Got a Woman" and "All About My Girl" was 72.
According to his Web site, McGriff was born in Germantown, and started his music career in the late 1950s. He left the business for a while and worked as a motorcycle policeman. But a friend, fellow organist Richard "Groove" Holmes, talked him into coming back .
His recording of "I Got A Woman" on Sue Records became one of his greatest hits.
McGriff's death on Saturday was confirmed yesterday by his wife, Margaret McGriff.