Working in a similar vein to Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, and other funky professors of the Hammond organ, Hawks didn't play straight-up jazz on either of his Prestige LPs, here captured on a single-disc reissue by Ace.
This is especially true on More Heavy Soul! With plenty of slow-burning tempos and shouted vocals, New Genius is heavy on the blues "I'll Wait for You Baby" goes so far to find a place for a harmonica , but More Heavy Soul! It's nimble and funky, a late-'60s party record through and through, an unheard classic that deserves a cult because it at once captures the spirit of its time but sounds like nothing else from that year.
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