Jimmy SMITH - Got My Mojo Workin\' / Hoochie Coochie Man MP3/Flac

Styles: Modern Elcetric Jazzy-Blues, Rhythm'n'Blues,
Recorded: 1965/1966
Released: 1997
Label: Verve
File: mp3 @ 320 kbps
Size: 183.13 MB
Time: 79:32
Art: Full

1. Hi-Heel Sneakers - 5:14
2. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - 4:24
3. 1-2-3 - 4:20
4. Mustard Greens - 5:37
5. Got My Mojo Working - 8:00
6. Johnny Come Lately - 3:58
7. C Jam Blues - 3:49
8. Hobson's Hop - 4:28
9. (I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man - 5:57
10. One Mint Julep - 5:28
11. Ain't That Just Like a Woman - 5:41
12. Boom Boom - 6:14
13. Blues and the Abstract Truth - 5:25
14. TNT - 5:24
15. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction(alt.) - 4:40

Personnel: Jimmy SMITH - Hammond B3 Organ, Vocals
Kenny Burrell - Guitar
Ron Carter, Ben Tucker, George Duvivier - Bass
Grady Tate - Drums
Olivier Nelson's Orchestra

Notes: Jimmy Smith ruled the Hammond organ in the '50s and '60s. He revolutionized the instrument, showing it could be creatively used in a jazz context and popularized in the process. His Blue Note sessions from 1956 to 1963 were extremely influential and many, like 1960's Back at the Chicken Shack and 1958 's The Sermon, are classics. Smith turned the organ into almost an ensemble itself. He played walking bass lines and chordal accompaniment with his left hand, while solos were played with his right hand. A booming, funky presence punctuated every song, particularly the up-tempo cuts. Smith turned the fusion of R&B, blues, and gospel influences with bebop references and devices into a jubilant, attractive sound that many others immediately absorbed before following in his footsteps. Smith initially learned piano both from his parents and on his own.

After seven high-quality years with Blue Note, organist Jimmy Smith switched over to the Verve label for a lengthy and fruitful run lasting from 1963 until the early '70s (Smith would eventually return to the company for two fine albums in the mid-'90s). This 1965 Verve release, Got My Mojo Workin', finds the B-3 innovator mixing it up with organ and guitar combo swingers and big band charts compliments of arranger Oliver Nelson. On the first half of the disc, Smith delves into the day's chart-topping terrain with passable shots at the Stevie Wonder hit "High Heel Sneakers," Jagger and Richard's "Satisfaction," and the pop candy of "1-2-3." While Smith certainly avails himself nicely on the organ, his grunt-and-sweat vocal interjections threaten to derail things. This askew, Ray Charles-esque vocalizing continues on the Muddy Waters title track, but thankfully takes a hike for the trio of big band cookers - including fine readings of
Billy Strayhorn's "Johnny Come Lately" and Ellington's "C-Jam Blues" - that close out the album. Aided by the stellar likes Kenny Burrell, Ernie Royal, Phil Woods, Ron Carter, and Grady Tate, 'Got My Mojo Workin'' is not a top Smith release, but one dedicated fans will probably want to check out. ~~ by Stephen Cook

After leading a series of notable jam sessions for Blue Note, organist Jimmy Smith signed a lucrative contract with Verve in 1962. Throughout the remainder of the decade, he recorded songs that ranged from treasures to trash, turning most of the music into bluesy vamps. On this CD, a reissue of the LPs 'Got My Mojo Workin'' and 'Hoochie Cooche Man', Smith's repertoire ranges from Billy Strayhorn's "Johnny Come Lately" and Oliver Nelson's "Blues and the Abstract Truth" to "I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man" and "I Can't Get No Satisfaction." In most cases, Smith's versions bear little resemblance to the original recordings. The earlier set has Smith featured with both a quartet and an octet arranged by Oliver Nelson. The remainder of the CD is a big band with Nelson's charts making the orchestra as exuberant as Smith's solos. Overall, the CD is not as essential as Jimmy Smith's better Blue Note dates, but is a worthwhile acquisition for fans of the jazz organ due to his enthusiasm and his ability to uplift the material.~~ by Scott Yanow.

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