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Les McCann

p, *1935 US, Lexington, Kentucky
Singer / Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Leslie Coleman McCann

Les McCann (born September 23, 1935, Lexington, Kentucky) is a jazz piano player and vocalist whose biggest successes came as a crossover artist into R&B and soul.

  • Piano
  • Vocals
  • Electric piano
  • Clavinet
  • Synthesizer
  • Jazz
  • R&B/Soul
  • Blues
Popular Tracks   
Compared to What - Live on Presenting Eddie Harris by Eddie Harris
Burnin' Coal on Much Les by Les McCann
Let's Gather on Layers by Les McCann
Sometimes I Cry on Layers by Les McCann
Sunny on Talkin' Verve by Les McCann
Harlem Buck Dance Strut on Layers by Les McCann
Cold Duck Time - Live at Montreux Jazz Festival on Presenting Eddie Harris by Eddie Harris
Doin That Thing on Much Les by Les McCann
Benjamin on Much Les by Les McCann
Little Freak on Talkin' Verve by Les McCann

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Title Artist Year Type
Live In Hollywood, New York and San FranciscoLes McCann2015Compil.
Les McCann Trio LiveLes McCann2015Album
The Gospel Truth / Soul Hits / McCannaLes McCann2013Compil.
Basuto Baby / McCannaLes McCann2013Single
Les McCann / The ShampooLes McCann2013Single
The TruthLes McCann2011Single
Soul Groove Jazz Legend The Truth (The Whole Truth & Nothing But The Truth)Les McCann2010Compil.
Hey Leroy, Your Mama's Callin' You / Sunny (Part 2)Les McCann2002Single
Down Home Girl / Harlem Buck Dance StrutThe Coasters / Les McCann2002Album
For What It's WorthBill Evans Featuring Willie Nelson & Les McCann2002Single
Pump It UpLes McCann2002Album
Pump It UpLes McCann2002Single
Another Beginning / Hustle To SurviveLes McCann2000Compil.
20 Special FingersLes McCann & The Mitchell-Ruff Trio1999Compil.
Talk To The People / River High, River LowLes McCann1999Compil.
Talkin' VerveLes McCann1998Compil.
How's Your Mother? (Live In New York 1967)Les McCann1998Album
PacifiqueLes McCann, Joja Wendt1998Album
Listen Up!Les McCann1996Album
The Best Of Les McCann LtdLes McCann1996Compil.
On The Soul SideLes McCann1994Album
The Shampoo / Filet Of SoulLes McCann1994Single
Relationships: The Les McCann AnthologyLes McCann1993Compil.
Les Is MoreLes McCann1991Album
1961-1962Charlie Byrd, Zoot Sims, Les McCann1990Compil.
ButterflyLes McCann1988Album
Music BoxLes McCann1984Album
Road WarriorsLes McCann, Houston Person1984Single
Road WarriorsLes McCann / Houston Person1984Album
The Longer You Wait / I Love YouLes McCann1983Single
Tall, Dark & HandsomeLes McCann1979Album
If There's Anything Better Than LoveLes McCann1979Single
The ManLes McCann1978Album
Just The Way You AreLes McCann1978Album
A Little Lovin' / Just The Way You AreThe Raes / Les McCann1978Single
Music Lets Me BeLes McCann1977Album
Change, Change, Change (Live At The Roxy)Les McCann1977Album
I'm A Liberated WomanLes McCann1976Single
River High, River LowLes McCann1976Album
Hustle To SurviveLes McCann1975Album
Doldinger Jubilee '75Passport And Les McCann, Philip Catherine, Johnny Griffin, Buddy Guy, Pete York1975Album
Us / Well Cuss My DaddyLes McCann1975Single
Doldinger Jubilee '75Passport And Les McCann, Philip Catherine, Johnny Griffin, Buddy Guy, Pete York1975Album
When It's OverLes McCann1974Single
Another BeginningLes McCann1974Album
The Morning SongLes McCann1974Single
LayersLes McCann1974Album
A Song Of LoveLes McCann1974Single
Fish This WeekLes McCann1973Compil.
Live At MontreuxLes McCann1973Album
Invitation To OpennessLes McCann1972Album
Talk To The PeopleLes McCann1972Album
What's Going OnLes McCann1972Single
Second MovementEddie Harris & Les McCann1971Album
Set Us FreeLes McCann & Eddie Harris1971Single
CommentLes McCann1970Single
How Many Broken Wings / Baby, BabyLes McCann With Roberta Flack1970Single
Swiss MovementLes McCann & Eddie Harris1970Single
Comment / Baby BabyLes McCann1970Single
Green Green Rocky Road / The Great CityLes McCann1970Single
CommentLes McCann1970Album
CommentLes McCann1970Single
Compared To WhatLes McCann & Eddie Harris1969Single
Much LesLes McCann1969Album
More Or Les McCannLes McCann1969Album
With These Hands / Burnin' CoalLes McCann1969Single
The TruthLes McCann1969Single
Swiss MovementLes McCann & Eddie Harris1969Album
Live At Bohemian Caverns - Washington, D.C.Les McCann1967Album
From The Top Of The BarrelLes McCann1967Album
The Caper Of The Golden BullsLes McCann1967Single
Bucket O' Grease / AllLes McCann1967Single
The Shout (Part 1)Les McCann1967Single
A Bag Of GoldLes McCann1966Album
Les McCann Plays The HitsLes McCann1966Album
Kathleen's Theme / The ShampooLes McCann1966Single
Tell It Like It TisRichard "Groove" Holmes Featuring Gene Ammons, Ben Webster, Joe Pass, Les McCann1966Single
Basuto Baby / McNannaLes McCann1965Single
Big City / Route 66Les McCann1964Single
Sack O' WoeLes McCann1964Single
Que Rico (The Swinging Preacher) / It Had Better Be TonightLes McCann1964Single
The Shout / (Shades Of) Spanish OnionsLes McCann1964Single
Spanish OnionsLes McCann1964Album
Spanish OnionsLes McCann1964Single
Soul HitsLes McCann1964Album
Oh Brother !Les McCann1964Compil.
McCann / WilsonLes McCann & Gerald Wilson Orchestra1964Album
Jazz WaltzLes McCann & The Crusaders1963Album
The Gospel Truth/Send It On Down To MeLes McCann1963Single
Spanish CastlesLes McCann & The Crusaders1963Single
Les McCann SingsLes McCann, Gerald Wilson Orchestra1963Single
Somethin' SpecialRichard "Groove" Holmes / Les McCann1962Album
Sweet Georgia Brown / I Cried For YouLes McCann1961Single
I Cried For YouLes McCann, Gerald Wilson Orchestra1961Single
Wonder Why / Next SpringLes McCann1961Single
Les McCann SingsLes McCann, Gerald Wilson Orchestra1961Album
Compared To What / Philly DogLes McCann & Eddie Harris / Herbie MannSingle
AllLes McCannSingle
Deep PurpleRichard "Groove" Holmes Featuring Les McCannSingle
Les McCann With Ron Jefferson And Herb LewisLes McCannSingle
The Truth Volume ThreeLes McCannSingle
Twist Cha-Cha / A Little 3/4 For God & Co.Les McCannSingle
Could Be / In The LimelightLes McCann, Gerald Wilson OrchestraSingle
Promotional Record For Record Department In-Store-PlayEddie Harris, Les McCannCompil.
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