Bluesman Jimmy McGriff
has died at a nursing home in New Jersey. He was 72. The organist, a former Philadelphia, Pennsylvania police officer, was a student of blues greats Jimmy Smith
and Richard "Groove" Holmes
He hit it big when his arrangement of Ray Charles
' "I've Got A Woman" became a hit in the early 1960s. He also enjoyed chart success with the follow-up, "All About My Girl."
McGriff became a respected touring session man and used the cash from his successes to found a club in Newark, New Jersey.
He lived out his life battling multiple sclerosis and reportedly died from heart failure on Saturday.
-McGriff's prolific discography
(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)