Legends Of Acid Jazz: Soul Flowers

Johnny "Hammond" Smith

Legends Of Acid Jazz Soul Flowers
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    1. Theme From N.Y.P.D. 3:23
    2. Dirty Apple 5:00
    3. Days Of Wine And Roses 3:15
    4. Ode To Billy Joe 3:19
    5. You'll Never Walk Alone 3:14
    6. Alfie 3:08
    7. Tara's Theme (My Own True Love) 2:59
    8. Here's That Rainy Day 3:28
    9. I Got A Woman 5:29
    10. Dirty Grape 3:00
    11. Animal Farm 8:08
    12. Black Strap Molasses 3:06
    13. She's Gone Again 3:30
    14. Hi Heel Sneakers 5:46
    15. To Sir With Love 3:30
    16. Love Is A Hurtin' Thing 3:45
    17. Please Send Me Someone To Love 5:33

Song titles such as "Days of Wine and Roses," "Ode to Billie Joe," "Alfie," "Hi Heel Sneakers," and "To Sir with Love" evoke the 1960s, as does Johnny "Hammond" Smith's funky, fat-toned attack on the Hammond B-3 organ. The Louisville-born, Cleveland-bred keyboardist (1933-1997) also was ahead of his time, having helped to introduce soul grooves to the jazz mainstream. The music on these 1967 and '68 sessions, both featuring the surging tenor saxophones of Houston Person and Earl Edwards, prefigures that of Smith's significant crossover successes of the Seventies--and paved the way for the acid jazz of the Nineties.

with Houston Person, Earl Edwards, Wally Richardson, Jimmy Lewis, John Harris, Richard Landrum

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