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Definitive Collection CD 1 of 1

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Format: CD
Sku: 206774402
UPC: 602517561274
UPC 14: 00602517561274
Release Date: 2/5/2008
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Walk On The Wild Side ~ Jimmy Smith (Organ)
2. Hobo Flats ~ Jimmy Smith (Organ)
3. Champ, The ~ Jimmy Smith (Organ)
4. Blue Bash ~ Jimmy Smith (Organ)
5. Slaughter On Tenth Avenue ~ Jimmy Smith (Organ)
6. Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (Part. 1) ~ Jimmy Smith (Organ)
7. Cat, The ~ Jimmy Smith (Organ)
8. Blues In The Night ~ Jimmy Smith (Organ)
9. Organ Grinder's Swing ~ Jimmy Smith (Organ)
10. I've Got My Mojo Working (Part. 1) - (single edit) ~ Jimmy Smith (Organ)
11. Night Train ~ Jimmy Smith (Organ)
12. Boss, The ~ Jimmy Smith (Organ)

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Jimmy Smith's recordings for Verve Records have a certain appeal in commercial circles, among movie buffs, big-band fans, groove merchants, and those who simply enjoy a good soul-jazz organ combo. This collection of 12 tracks is programmed in chronological order on dates from 1962 to 1969. While not wholly definitive as the title suggests, there are many familiar themes here that Smith's devotees will find appealing unless you already own them. Most of the material is Oliver Nelson arranged rock 'em sock 'em orchestrated music. You get the familiar, without a doubt definitive big-band soul-jazz hit "Walk on the Wild Side," the less requisite show-off and campy "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" and the dramatic, Austin Powers style groovy baby soul-jazz tune "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" The other tunes from Smith and Nelson are much more vital, including the truly essential blues groover "Hobo Flats," and the wonderful remake of "Night Train" with Wes Montgomery. Lalo Schifrin is the arranger for the boogaloo standard bearer "The Cat," and the lugubrious but ultimate "Blues in the Night." Some might wish this was an all-trio collection, as the add-ons, not centerpieces, are the club date takes of the hard bopper "The Champ," the immortal "Blues Bash," and as an afterthought "The Boss," unfortunately marred by crowd noise way up in the mix. They showcase Smith himself upfront and at his best. The clunker "I've Got My Mojo Working" has Smith attempting to sing -- not his strongest suit. Fans who have Smith's "Blue Note" recordings have options for a better mix. This collection scratches the surface, and is no more than simply OK. ~ Michael G. Nastos

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Associated Artists and Works

Burrell, Kenny
Jimmy Smith (Bass)
Cool Blues [Bonus Tracks] [Remaster] ~ Jimmy Smith (Bass)
Jimmy Smith (Piano)
Back at the Chicken Shack [RVG] [Remaster] ~ Jimmy Smith (Piano)
Original Soundtrack
Silver, Horace

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 02/05/2008
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2008
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 0010583
Music Label Name Label : Verve
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00602517561274

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Smith,Jimmy
Product attributeLabel:   Universal Music Group
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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