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Melvin Sparks Discography

Leader: main albums

info Sparks!, Melvin Sparks, 1970
info Spark Plug, Melvin Sparks, 1971
info Akilah!, Melvin Sparks, 1972
info Texas Twister, Melvin Sparks, 1973
info '75, Melvin Sparks, 1975
info Sparkling, Melvin Sparks, 1982
no info Got The Blues, Melvin Sparks, 1983
info I'm A Gittar Player, Melvin Sparks, 1997
info What You Hear Is What You Get, The Melvin Sparks Band, 2002
info It Is What It Is, Melvin Sparks, 2004
info This Is It, Melvin Sparks, 2005
info Groove On Up, Melvin Sparks, 2006

Leader: compilation

info Sparks! / Akilah!, Melvin Sparks, 1993
info Texas Twister / '75, Melvin Sparks, 1995
info Legends Of Acid Jazz, Melvin Sparks, 1996

Leader: various artist albums

info Fritz The Cat (Soundtrack), Various Artists, 1972
info Acid Jazz, Vol. 2, Various Artists, 1988
info Acid Jazz, Vol. 3, Various Artists, 1988
info The Best Of Acid Jazz, Various Artists, 1989
info Together: The Eastbound Jazz Years, Various Artists, 1993
info Get Ya Some, Various Artists, 1993
info Funky Beats, Various Artists, 1994
info Jazz Dance Classics, Vol. 3, Various Artists, 1994
info Make Way for the Originals, Various Artists, 1994
info Fritz The Cat/Heavy Traffic Soundtrack, Various Artists, 1996
info Funky Guitar Breaks, Various Artists, 1996
info Jumpin' Jazz, Various Artists, 1996
info Back To Funk, Various Artists, 1996
info Gettin' It Off, Various Artists, 1996
info Funky Milestones, Various Artists, 1997
info Those Boogie Knights & Disco Divas, Various Artists, 1998
info The Best Of Acid Jazz (Ace), Various Artists, 1999
info Alright!: Black American Dance Music from the Disco Era, Various Artists, 2001
info A Great Night In Harlem, Various Artists, 2002
info Ain't It Funky Now!, Various Artists, 2002
info Jazzin' With The Soul Brothers, Various Artists, 2003
info Westbound Funk, Various Artists, 2003
info Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky, Various Artists, 2004
info Kinda Jazzy Kinda Funky, Various Artists, 2004
info Take Four: 49 Essential Jazz Tracks, Various Artists, 2004
info Kinda Jazzy Kinda Funky, Vol. 2, Various Artists, 2005
info Funky Drumming, Various Artists, 2005
info Jazz in an R&B Groove, Vol. 2, Various Artists, 2006
info Jazz Goes Pop: Hits of the 60's, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 2008
info Super Breaks: Return to the Old School, Various Artists, 2009

Sideman: main albums

info Do It Now!, Brother Jack McDuff, 1966
info The Blues Is Now, Jimmy Witherspoon With Jack McDuff, 1967
info Finger-Lickin' Good, Lonnie Smith, 1967
info Double-Barrelled Soul, Brother Jack McDuff & David Newman, 1967
info Think!, Lonnie Smith, 1968
info Turning Point, Lonnie Smith, 1969
info Hot Dog, Lou Donaldson, 1969
info Black Talk, Charles Earland, 1969
info Blue Mode, Reuben Wilson, 1969
info Everything I Play Is Funky, Lou Donaldson, 1970
info Soul Liberation, Rusty Bryant, 1970
info Black Magic, Sonny Phillips, 1970
info Black On Black!, Sonny Phillips, 1970
info Wa-Tu-Wa-Zui (Beautiful People), Charles Kynard, 1970
info Sneak Preview!, Leon Spencer Jr., 1970
info Black Rhythm Revolution, Idris Muhammad, 1970
info Pretty Things, Lou Donaldson, 1970
info Cosmos, Lou Donaldson, 1971
info Wild Horses/Rock Steady, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, 1971
info Turn It On, Sonny Stitt, 1971
info Black Vibrations, Sonny Stitt, 1971
info Louisiana Slim, Leon Spencer, 1971
info Peace & Rhythm, Idris Muhammad, 1971
info Bad Walking Woman, Leon Spencer, 1972
info Where I'm Coming From, Leon Spencer, 1972
info Hail Caesar!, Caesar Frazier, 1972
info The Cisco Kid, Reuben Wilson, 1974
info If you Could See Me Now, Etta Jones, 1978
info The Nearness of You, Houston Person, 1978
info Pleasant Afternoon, Charles Earland, 1978
info Infant Eyes, Charles Earland, 1979
info Suspicions, Houston Person, 1980
info Good Vibes, Johnny Lytle, 1982
info Heavy Juice, Houston Person, 1982
info In The Pocket, Charles Earland, 1982
info Soul Connection, John Patton, 1983
info Indigo Blue, Hank Crawford, 1983
info Countdown, Jimmy McGriff, 1983
info Down On The Deuce, Hank Crawford, 1984
info Roadhouse Symphony, Hank Crawford, 1985
info Lennox and Seventh, Lonnie Smith/Alvin Queen, 1985
info Walking Bass, Bob Cunningham, 1985
info State Of The Art, Jimmy McGriff, 1985
info Blue To The Bone, Jimmy McGriff, 1988
info Today's Love Songs Tomorrow's Blues, Arthur Prysock, 1988
info The Leon Thomas Blues Band, The Leon Thomas Blues Band, 1988
info Happy Ground, Johnny Lytle, 1989
info Night Beat, Hank Crawford, 1989
info Groove Master, Hank Crawford, 1990
info South Central, Hank Crawford, 1993
info Christmas With, Houston Person and Friends, 1994
info The Scorpion: Live At The Cadillac Club, Lou Donaldson, 1995
info In Tokyo: Bernard Purdie's Jazz Groove Sessions, Bernard Purdie, 1995
info Rip A Dip, Pucho & his Latin Soul Brothers, 1995
no info Jungle Strut, Pucho & his Latin Soul Brothers, 1995
no info Good News in Hard Times, Sisters Of Glory, 1995
info Tight, Hank Crawford, 1996
info Zim Zam Zoom: Acid Blues on B-3, Ron Levy's Wild Kingdom, 1996
info All In The Family, Joey DeFrancesco & Papa John DeFrancesco, 1998
info After Dark, Hank Crawford, 1998
info Crunch Time, Hank Crawford / Jimmy McGriff, 1998
info Down With It, Reuben Wilson, 1998
info Slammin' And Jammin', Charles Earland, 1998
info GreaZe Is What's Good, Ron Levy's Wild Kingdom, 1998
info Cookin' with the Mighty Burner, Charles Earland, 1999
info A Packet of Love Letters, Dakota Staton, 1999
info The World of Hank Crawford, Hank Crawford, 2000
info Feelin' It, Jimmy McGriff, 2001
info Hip Cake Walk, Papa John DeFrancesco, 2001
info Keep That Groove Going, Red Holloway & Plas Johnson, 2001
info Dance Lesson #2, Karl Denson, 2001
info If Only For One Night, Charles Earland with Najee, 2002
info McGriff Avenue, Jimmy McGriff, 2002
info Coast To Coast, Red Holloway, 2003
info Finding My Way, Ron Levy's Wild Kingdom, 2003
info Santa Baby, Houston Person and Friends, 2003
info Plays Sinatra His Way, Joey DeFrancesco, 2004
info Thanks To You, Irene Reid, 2004
info After Midnight Grooves, Ron Levy's Wild Kingdom, 2004
info Fun House, Reuben Wilson, 2005
info Voodoo Boogaloo, Ron Levy's Wild Kingdom, 2005

Sideman: single artist compilations

info Benson Burner, George Benson, 1976
info Burners, Charles Earland, 1980
info Side Star, Grover Washington Jr., 1983
info Black Rhythm Revolution / Peace & Rhythm, Idris Muhammad, 1992
info Soul Classics, Sonny Stitt, 1992
info Reelin' With the Feelin' / Wa-Tu_Wa_Zui, Charles Kynard, 1993
info Heart and Soul: The Hank Crawford Anthology, Hank Crawford, 1994
info The Righteous Reed! The Best of Poppa Lou, Lou Donaldson, 1994
info Black Talk / Black Drops, Charles Earland, 1995
info Sure 'Nuff / Black Magic, Sonny Phillips, 1995
no info Spoon's Blues, Jimmy Witherspoon, 1995
info The Best of Lou Donaldson, Vol. II, Lou Donaldson, 1996
info The Legends Of Acid Jazz, Rusty Bryant, 1996
info The Legends Of Acid Jazz, Sonny Stitt, 1996
info The Legends Of Acid Jazz, Idris Muhammad, 1996
info The Legends Of Acid Jazz, Leon Spencer, 1997
info The Legends Of Acid Jazz, Sonny Phillips, 1997
info Easy, Easy: Fast Hands / Happy Ground, Johnny Lytle, 1997
info Blue Breakbeats, Lou Donaldson, 1998
info Blue Breakbeats, Reuben Wilson, 1998
info Doin' What She Does Best, Etta Jones, 1998
info The Legends Of Acid Jazz, Charles Kynard, 1999
info Organomically Correct, Charles Earland, 1999
info A Change Is Gonna Come/Double Barrelled Soul, Brother Jack McDuff, 1999
info Hail Caesar! / '75, Caesar Frazier, 1999
info Charlie's Greatest Hits, Charles Earland, 2000
info Groove Grease: The Groove Merchant Years, Reuben Wilson, 2000
info Tobacco Road / Do It Now!, Brother Jack McDuff, 2000
info The Almighty Burner, Charles Earland, 2000
info The Best Of: The Milestone Years, Arthur Prysock, 2000
info Anthology, Charles Earland, 2001
info The Best Of, Hank Crawford / Jimmy McGriff, 2001
info The Mighty Burner: The Best of His Highnote Recordings, Charles Earland, 2004
info The Blue Note Years, Lou Donaldson, 2004
info Best of RLWK: B-3 Organic Grooves, Ron Levy's Wild Kingdom, 2004
info Organ Colossus: The Very Best of, Ron Levy's Wild Kingdom, 2004
info Bad Stuff, Reuben Wilson, 2006

Sideman: various artist compilations

info CTI Is Good For You, Various Artists, 1973
info Giants Of The Funk Tenor Sax, Various Artists, 1981
info Acid Jazz, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 1988
info Acid Jazz, Vol. 2, Various Artists, 1988
info Acid Jazz, Vol. 3, Various Artists, 1988
info CTI Masters Of The Guitar, Various Artists, 1988
info Prestige Soul Masterpieces, Various Artists, 1988
info The Best Of Acid Jazz, Various Artists, 1989
info So Blue So Funky, Various Artists, 1991
info Giants Of The Blues Tenor Sax/Giants Of The Funk Tenor Sax, Various Artists, 1991
info Love Me Blue: The Music Of Lennon & McCartney, Various Artists, 1991?
info Blue 'n' Soul, Various Artists, 1992
info Blue Funk, Various Artists, 1992
info The Essential American Singers, Various Artists, 1992
info Get Ya Some, Various Artists, 1993
info Blue Break Beats, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 1993
info Jazz Dance Classics, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 1993
info Jazz Dance Classics, Vol. 2, Various Artists, 1993
info Jazz Dance Classics, Vol. 3, Various Artists, 1994
info Jazz Dance Classics, Vol. 4, Various Artists, 1994
info Prestige Soul Jazz Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 1994
info Funky Beats, Various Artists, 1994
info Make Way for the Originals, Various Artists, 1994
info Blue Break Beats, Vol. 2, Various Artists, 1994
info The Lost Grooves, Various Artists, 1995
info Mod Jazz, Various Artists, 1996
info Jumpin' Jazz, Various Artists, 1996
info Blue Note Rare Grooves, Various Artists, 1996
info Back To Funk, Various Artists, 1996
info Gettin' It Off, Various Artists, 1996
info Deep Jazz Trip, Various Artists, 1996
info MVP Classic Jazz Funk, Vol. 2, Various Artists, 1996
info Kickin' The 3: The Best of Organ Trio Jazz, Various Artists, 1997
info The Blue Box: Blue Note's Best, Various Artists, 1997
info Funky Milestones, Various Artists, 1997
info B-3in' Organ Jazz, Various Artists, 1997
info The Jazz Giants Play Irving Berlin: Soft Lights and Sweet Music, Various Artists, 1997
info Blue Break Beats, Vol. 3, Various Artists, 1997
info Birth Of The Groove: CTI Records, Various Artists, 1997
info Version Excursion, Various Artists, 1997
info Signifying!: Funky Organ Grooves from the Big Apple, Various Artists, 1998
info Blues Organ Grooves, Various Artists, 1998
info Jazz Christmas, Various Artists, 1998
info Jazz for a Rainy Afternoon, Various Artists, 1998
info MVP Classic Jazz Funk, Vol. 3, Various Artists, 1998
info Legends of Acid Jazz: Tenor Titans, Various Artists, 1999
info The Prestige Records Story, Various Artists, 1999
info Blue Break Beats, Vol. 1 to 4, Various Artists, 1999
info The Jazz Giants Play Sammy Cahn: It's Magic, Various Artists, 1999
info Living In The Streets, Various Artists, 1999
info Blax Is Back, Various Artists, 1999
info I Love Bar-B-Q, Various Artists, 1999
info Jazz That Cooks, Various Artists, 1999
info The Best Of Acid Jazz (Ace), Various Artists, 1999
info Party Jazz, Various Artists, 1999
info Soul Treats, Various Artists, 1999
info I Feel the Earth Move, Various Artists, 2000
info Jazz Singing, Various Artists, 2000
info Christmas Songs, Various Artists, 2000
info Jazz For A Summer Night, Various Artists, 2000
info That Lonely Feeling Called the Blues, Various Artists, 2000
info The Hammond Organ Collection, Various Artists, 2000
info Ain't It A Groove, Various Artists, 2000
info Totally Funk: The Essential Funk Album, Various Artists, 2001
info Have You Had Your Vitamin B-3 Today?, Various Artists, 2001
info Best of Blue Break Beats, Various Artists, 2001
info Jazz for the Two of You, Various Artists, 2001
info Giant Steps, Various Artists, 2001
info Diggin' Deeper 6: The Roots Of Acid Jazz, Various Artists, 2001
info Discovery: The First Recordings, Grover Washington Jr / Various Artists, 2001
info Groovy, Vol. 5: A Collection of Rare Jazzy Club Tracks, Various Artists, 2001
info Ain't It Funky Now!, Various Artists, 2002
info Jazz Chillout, Various Artists, 2002
info Vibra Finger: Get Hip to the Trip, Various Artists, 2002
info Street Grooves, Various Artists, 2002
info Jazz For Singers And Dreamers, Various Artists, 2002
info Killer Jazz Funk From Groove Merchant Vault: Return of Jazz Funk, Various Artists, 2003
info Superfly Soul, Various Artists, 2003
info You Can Count On Me, Various Artists, 2003
info Rainy Day Moments, Various Artists, 2003
info Jazz With Gentle Rhythms, Various Artists, 2003
info Jazz for the Open Road, Various Artists, 2003
info Jazz for a Day at the Beach, Various Artists, 2003
info Jazz for a Rainy Afternoon, Various Artists, 2003
info Jazz for a Night on the Town, Various Artists, 2003
info Jazz for a Christmas Present, Various Artists, 2003
info Bar Jazz 5, Various Artists, 2003
info Strut'n' Get Up: Funky Fat Slices of Groove, Various Artists, 2003
info Say It Loud! Brotherhood, Pride & Groove On Blue Note, Various Artists, 2003
info Jazz Ballads With a Blue Feeling, Various Artists, 2003
info Cool Jazz for Warm Days, Various Artists, 2004
info Groove Lounge, Various Artists, 2004
info Groove: Giants of Jazz, Various Artists, 2004
info Diggin' On Blue: Mixed By Pete Rock, Various Artists, 2004
info Diggin' On Blue: Mixed By Lord Finesse, Various Artists, 2004
info Diggin' On Blue: Mixed By Biz Markie, Various Artists, 2004
info Bar Jazz: Connection, Various Artists, 2004
info No Room for Squares, Vol. 5, Various Artists, 2004
info Jazz in an R&B Groove, Various Artists, 2004
info The Ladiesman: Music for the Bachelor...& His Lady, Various Artists, 2004
info Funky Fusion, Various Artists, 2005
info Funkorama: Blue Note by Bobby Flores, Various Artists, 2005
info Jazz That's Soulfully Blue, Various Artists, 2005
info Soul Party, Various Artists, 2006
info Jazz For The Wee Small Hours, Various Artists, 2006
info The Manifesto Of Rare Groove, Vols 1-3, Various Artists, 2007
info Blue Note Trip: Somethin' Old, Various Artists, 2007
info Blue Note Trip: Somethin' Old, Somethin' Blue, Various Artists, 2007
info Funky Pieces of Silver: The Horace Silver Songbook, Various Artists, 2007
info Funky Organ: B-3 Jazz Grooves, Various Artists, 2007
info Trip Tease, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 2007
info Jazz After Midnight, Various Artists, 2007
info Funk Ain't A Word, Various Artists, 2008
info The Funk Jazz Brothers, Various Artists, 2008
info Good Juice: Hot Hammond and Cool Organ Cocktails, Various Artists, 2008
info Droppin' Science: Greatest Samples from the Blue Note Lab, Various Artists, 2008
info Blue 'n' Soul: Blue Note Plays the Soul Hits, Various Artists, 2008
info Sax and the City: The Sensuous Sound of the Saxophone, Various Artists, 2008
info Simply Jazz Greats, Various Artists, 2008
info The Very Best of Prestige Records, Various Artists, 2009
info Blue Note Trip: Fly High, Various Artists, 2009
info Blue Note Trip: Swing Low, Fly High, Various Artists, 2009
info Smooth Jazz: The Intro Collection, Various Artists, 2009
info Simply Smooth Jazz (2CD), Various Artists, 2009
info Super Funk: Return of Jazz Funk, Various Artists, 2009
info Kind Of Blue Revisited, Various Artists, 2009
info Jazzy Vibes, Various Artists, 2010
info 110 Original Hits: Jazz, Various Artists, 2010
info Wax Poetics Japan: Compiled Series: Sample & Breaks of CTI Records, Various Artists, 2010

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Last updated January 2011