RELEASE
September 26, 1995
LABEL
Verve
GENRES
Jazz, Soul Jazz, Hard Bop

Album Review

Smith recorded most of his most popular sides for Verve, and this double CD contains 25 tracks taken from his recordings for the label between 1962 and 1973, in both small-combo and big-band settings. There are a few Jimmy Smith compilations out there, and this isn't necessarily the best; anthologies that focus on his early and mid-'60s prime might be better values overall. It does have his most famous performances -- "Walk on the Wild Side," "Got My Mojo Working," and a couple of his great duets with guitarist Wes Montgomery. It's a decent enough pickup if you just want one or two Smith albums for your library, though not so definitive that it's worth getting if you already have some Smith compilations that cover the Verve era.
Richie Unterberger, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Walk on the Wild Sidehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/walk-on-the-wild-side/id124991?i=124936&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. Blues for Jhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/blues-for-j/id124991?i=124938&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. The Cathttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-cat/id124991?i=124942&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. Trouble in Mindhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/trouble-in-mind/id124991?i=124944&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. Funky Broadwayhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/funky-broadway/id124991?i=124946&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. Milestoneshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/milestones/id124991?i=124948&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. The Christmas Songhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-christmas-song/id124991?i=124951&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. Kenny's Soundhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/kennys-sound/id124991?i=124953&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. St. James Infirmaryhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/st-james-infirmary/id124991?i=124955&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. Refractionshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/refractions/id124991?i=124957&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. The Champ [Live]http://itunes.apple.com/album/the-champ/id124991?i=124959&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  12. Hobo Flatshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/hobo-flats/id124991?i=124961&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  13. Sagg Shootin' His Arrowhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&id=124991&at=11l9vR
  14. Organ Grinder's Swinghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/organ-grinders-swing/id124991?i=124965&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  15. Down by the Riversidehttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&id=124991&at=11l9vR
  16. And I Love You Sohttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&id=124991&at=11l9vR
  17. The Bosshttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&id=124991&at=11l9vR
  18. Got My Mojo Workinghttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&id=124991&at=11l9vR
  19. Groove Dropshttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&id=124991&at=11l9vR
  20. Delon's Blueshttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&id=124991&at=11l9vR
  21. O.G.D. (aka Road Song) [Alternate Take]http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&id=124991&at=11l9vR
  22. Portuguese Soul, 2nd Movement: Ritualhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&id=124991&at=11l9vR
  23. Monlope (aka Moonlore)http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&id=124991&at=11l9vR
  24. When Johnny Comes Marching Homehttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&id=124991&at=11l9vR
  25. Blues and the Abstract Truthhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&id=124991&at=11l9vR
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