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

Charles Kynard Featuring Clifford Scott Charles Kynard Featuring Clifford Scott - Where It's At! (Album) Pacific Jazz Records, Pacific Jazz Records US 1963 Sell This Version
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 US 1963 Sell This Version
Charles Kynard & Buddy Collette Charles Kynard & Buddy Collette - Warm Winds (Album) World Pacific US 1964 Sell This Version
Charles Kynard Professor Soul (Album) Prestige US 1968 Sell This Version
Charles Kynard Reelin' With The Feelin' (Album) Prestige US 1969 Sell This Version
Charles Kynard The Soul Brotherhood (Album) Prestige US 1969 Sell This Version
Charles Kynard Afro-Disiac (Album) Prestige, Prestige US 1970 Sell This Version
Charles Kynard Wa-Tu-Wa-Zui (Beautiful People) (Album) Prestige US 1971 Sell This Version
Charles Kynard Charles Kynard (Album) Mainstream Records US 1971 Sell This Version
Charles Kynard Woga (Album) Mainstream Records 1972 Sell This Version
Charles Kynard Your Mama Don't Dance (Album) Mainstream Records US 1973 Sell This Version
Blue Mitchell, Roy Haynes, Charles Kynard, Charles Williams (15) Blue Mitchell, Roy Haynes, Charles Kynard, Charles Williams (15) - Booty Mainstream Records, Mainstream Records 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
Charles Kynard Your Mama Don't Dance (Single) Mainstream Records US 1973 Sell This Version
MRL 5518 Charles Kynard Smiling Faces Sometimes(7", Promo) Mainstream Records, Mainstream Records MRL 5518 US Unknown 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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