Saturday, 5 September 2009

Johnny “Hammond” Smith ”Mr. Wonderful”

Johnny “Hammond” Smith

Mr. Wonderful
( LP Riverside Records, 1963 )
Catalog # RLP 466
Also with Cat. # RS 9466
** And part of Milestone M 47072, MCD 47072-2

1. Blues For De-De
2. Mr. Wonderful
3. Cyra
4. Lambert’s Lodge
5. Love Letters
6. Blues On Sunday
7. Departure
8. Opus II

Personnel & Credits:
Sonny Williams (tp)
Houston Person (ts)
Johnny “Hammond” Smith (org)
Eddie McFadden (g -1/4,7,8)
Leo Stevens (d)
Recorded in NYC, 1963
FORMAT: 12″ 33 1/3 RPM LP

A fine set that holds some appeal for the straight jazz crowd as well as the organ soul-jazz clique, with the presence of Houston Person on tenor saxophone. Smith penned most of the eight tracks, getting into some compulsive grooves on “Blues for De-De” and “Mr. Wonderful” in particular. The LP was combined with the rougher-edged 1962 live record Black Coffee on the 78-minute CD version of Black Coffee issued by Milestone in 1997.
By Richie Unterberger (All Music Guide)

Note: Thanks to Heup for the help!

By Pier


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musician3 said...

Superb....Thank You

Bill said...

Great post! Thanks Pier!

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