Mike Finnigan - Hard Times (by Ray Charles) + Death Letter + Love The One Your With

Mike Finnigan, the legendary keyboardist, Hammond B3 player and vocalist, has recorded and/or toured with a pretty heavy list of artists from 1968 when he helped Jimi Hendrix the record Electric Ladyland album, playing organ, through to his recording and touring with artists such as Etta James, Joe Cocker, Crosy Stills & Nash, Tracy Chapman, Taj Mahal and dozens and dozens of others.

The following recording of Mike Finnigan, from 1973, clarifies a point that Mike Finnigan has that "it" thing and is definitely one of the most soulful singers on the planet. The song is titled Hard Times. It was originally written and performed by Ray Charles. (music starts at the 18 second point - please be patient)

Mike Finnigan - Hard Times (by Ray Charles)

Here is one more excellent song of Mike singing "Death Letter" by Son House on the Finnigan & Wood album entitled Crazed Hipsters

Here is a unedited handheld version of one of a live jam session at the legendary China Club Pro Jam in Hollywood, featuring Mike Finnigan and Friends performing Love The One Your With.


Connect direct with Mike Finnigan at Facebook.com/mike.finnigan.54, MikeFinnigan.Org and ThePhantomBluesBand.com

Watch a Oral History by Mike Finnigan here: https://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/mike-finnigan