Watch the Jack at the Shack online guitar lesson by David Hamburger from 50 Jazz-Blues Licks You MUST Know

Spend any time checking out the classic jazz guitarists of the sixties and you’ll inevitably run across organist Jack McDuff. Coming straight out of the Hammond B-3 explosion ignited by Jimmy Smith in the mid-fifties, McDuff’s earliest group as a leader featured George Benson on guitar, and between 1960 and 1964 alone McDuff not only made over two dozen records as a leader, but did so with both Grant Green and Kenny Burrell as well as Benson, while also appearing as a sideman on classics like Green’s Grantstand, Benson’s New Boss Guitar, and albums by Rahsaan Roland Kirk and Jimmy Witherspoon, among others. Along the way, McDuff cut plenty of blues in a boogaloo or straight-eighths vein, including "Brother Jack," "Hot Barbeque," "Opus De Funk," "Down Home Style" and, I kid you not, "The Vibrator."