Charles Kynard

Charles Kynard

Real Name:
Charles Elliot Kynard
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Born February 20, 1933 in St. Louis (MO)
Died July 8, 1979 in Los Angeles (CA)

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.

Kynard was a master at different styles. Playing funk he could have rivalled Richard 'Groove' Holmes in speed and accuracy; his blues were delightful and when it came to slow down he knew how to add an airy touch letting the others play.

His recordings were scarce but he shared studio with top notch artists like Les McCann, Houston Person, Grant Green and Idris Muhammad.
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Charles Kynard Discography

Albums

PJ-72 Charles Kynard Featuring Clifford Scott Charles Kynard Featuring Clifford Scott - Where It's At! (Album) Pacific Jazz Records, Pacific Jazz Records PJ-72 US 1963 Sell This Version
PJ-71 Sonny Stitt With The Jazz Organ Of Charles Kynard Sonny Stitt With The Jazz Organ Of Charles Kynard - My Mother's Eyes (Album) Pacific Jazz Records PJ-71 US 1963 Sell This Version
WP-1823 Charles Kynard & Buddy Collette Charles Kynard & Buddy Collette - Warm Winds (Album) World Pacific WP-1823 US 1964 Sell This Version
PR 7599 Charles Kynard Professor Soul (Album) Prestige PR 7599 US 1968 Sell This Version
PRST 7688 Charles Kynard Reelin' With The Feelin' (Album) Prestige PRST 7688 US 1969 Sell This Version
PRST 7630 Charles Kynard The Soul Brotherhood (Album) Prestige PRST 7630 US 1969 Sell This Version
PR 7796, PRST 7796 Charles Kynard Afro-Disiac (Album) Prestige, Prestige PR 7796, PRST 7796 US 1970 Sell This Version
PR 10008 Charles Kynard Wa-Tu-Wa-Zui (Beautiful People) (Album) Prestige PR 10008 US 1971 Sell This Version
MRL 331 Charles Kynard Charles Kynard (Album) Mainstream Records MRL 331 US 1971 Sell This Version
MRL 366 Charles Kynard Woga (Album) Mainstream Records MRL 366 1972 Sell This Version
MRL 389 Charles Kynard Your Mama Don't Dance (Album) Mainstream Records MRL 389 US 1973 Sell This Version
MRL 413, 413 Blue Mitchell, Roy Haynes, Charles Kynard, Charles Williams (15) Blue Mitchell, Roy Haynes, Charles Kynard, Charles Williams (15) - Booty(LP) Mainstream Records, Mainstream Records MRL 413, 413 US 1974 Sell This Version
CGP100 Charles Kynard Nostalgic Trip Vol. 1(LP, Album) CGP CGP100 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

416 Charles Kynard & Buddy Collette Charles Kynard & Buddy Collette - Blue Sands / Ebb Tide(7", Promo) World Pacific 416 US 1964 Sell This Version
MRL 5532 Charles Kynard Your Mama Don't Dance (Single) Mainstream Records MRL 5532 US 1973 Sell This Version
x-385 Charles Kynard Where It's At/Here Now!(7", Single, Promo) World Pacific x-385 US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

CDBGPD 055 Charles Kynard Reelin' With The Feelin'/Wa-Tu-Wa-Zui (Beautiful People)(CD, Comp) BGP Records CDBGPD 055 UK 1993 Sell This Version
PRCD 24219-2 Charles Kynard Legends Of Acid Jazz(CD, Comp, RM) Prestige PRCD 24219-2 US 1999 Sell This Version

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