Johnny "Hammond" Smith

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John Robert "Johnny Hammond" Smith (December 16, 1933 – June 4, 1997) was an American soul jazz and hard bop organist.wikipedia
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Houston Person

His bands featured singers Etta Jones, Byrdie Green, saxophonists Houston Person, Earl Edwards, guitarists Eddie McFadden, Floyd Smith, James Clark, vibist Freddie McCoy.
They first met playing in organist Johnny Hammond's band.

CTI Records

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After a 10-year spell on Prestige Records throughout the 1960s resulting in a series of albums, he signed for soul/R&B influenced Kudu imprint of Creed Taylor's well-regarded CTI Records jazz record label in 1971.
Kudu Records was started in 1971 and concentrated on soul jazz with albums by Joe Beck, Hank Crawford, Grant Green, Idris Muhammad, Esther Phillips, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, Lonnie Smith, and Grover Washington Jr.

All Soul

All Soul is an album by jazz organist Johnny "Hammond" Smith recorded for the New Jazz label in 1959.

That Good Feelin'

That Good Feelin is an album by jazz organist Johnny "Hammond" Smith recorded for the New Jazz label in 1959.

Byrdie Green

His bands featured singers Etta Jones, Byrdie Green, saxophonists Houston Person, Earl Edwards, guitarists Eddie McFadden, Floyd Smith, James Clark, vibist Freddie McCoy.
She was the first artist signed to Perri Records, who debuted with Green's 7" "Now is The Time For Love / Be Anything." She began recording with End Records, Hallmark Records and 20th Century Fox Records, cutting singles "How Come / Tremblin" and "Get A Hold Of Yourself / Don't Take Your Love From Me" in the early 1960s. The song "Get A Hold Of Yourself" is a blend of blues and gospel, and Billboard calls it "a slew rockaballad" and "her strongest item." Green performed at many popular venues, including The Apollo, Baby Grand, The Cookery and Pier 52, as well as Rutgers University, in Boston and in Bermuda. Around 1965, she was hired by organist Johnny "Hammond" Smith and signed with Prestige Records. Smith's The Stinger Meets the Golden Thrush was released in 1966, with Green singing on "They Call It Stormy Monday" and "If I Ruled The World."

Talk That Talk (Johnny "Hammond" Smith album)

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Talk That Talk is an album by jazz organist Johnny "Hammond" Smith recorded for the New Jazz label in 1960.

Ultimate Breaks and Beats

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Hammond's song "Shifting Gears" was featured on the breakbeat compilation Ultimate Breaks and Beats, and was also featured in the soundtrack of the 2006 video game Driver: Parallel Lines as well.

Stimulation (album)

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Stimulation is an album by jazz organist Johnny "Hammond" Smith recorded for the Prestige label in 1961.

Etta Jones

His bands featured singers Etta Jones, Byrdie Green, saxophonists Houston Person, Earl Edwards, guitarists Eddie McFadden, Floyd Smith, James Clark, vibist Freddie McCoy.
He also produced her albums and served as her manager after the pair met in one of Johnny "Hammond" Smith's bands.

Gettin' the Message

Gettin' the Message is an album by jazz organist Johnny "Hammond" Smith recorded for the Prestige label in 1960.

Soul jazz

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John Robert "Johnny Hammond" Smith (December 16, 1933 – June 4, 1997) was an American soul jazz and hard bop organist.
Important soul jazz organists include Bill Doggett, Baby Face Willette, Jimmy Smith, Charles Earland, Richard "Groove" Holmes, "Brother" Jack McDuff, Jimmy McGriff, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Big John Patton, Freddie Roach, Larry Young, Don Patterson, Shirley Scott, Hank Marr, Reuben Wilson, and Johnny Hammond Smith.

Johnny "Hammond" Cooks with Gator Tail

Johnny "Hammond" Cooks with Gator Tail is an album by jazz organist Johnny "Hammond" Smith and saxophonist Willis Jackson recorded for the Prestige label in 1962.

Freddie McCoy

McCoy started out with Johnny "Hammond" Smith in 1961, and released seven albums for Prestige Records plus one in 1971 for the short-lived Cobblestone Records, before leaving the music industry.

Look Out! (Johnny "Hammond" Smith album)

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Look Out! is an album by jazz organist Johnny "Hammond" Smith, with saxophonist Seldon Powell, recorded for the New Jazz label in 1962.

Black Coffee (Johnny "Hammond" Smith album)

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Black Coffee is a live album by jazz organist Johnny "Hammond" Smith which was recorded in New Haven, Connecticut in 1962 and released on the Riverside label.

Seldon Powell

During the 1960s he ventured into the soul jazz idiom and worked with Clark Terry, Lou Donaldson, Johnny Hammond Smith, and Buddy Rich.

Mr. Wonderful (Johnny "Hammond" Smith album)

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Mr. Wonderful is an album by jazz organist Johnny "Hammond" Smith which was recorded in 1963 and released on the Riverside label.

Open House!

Open House
Open House! is an album by jazz organist Johnny "Hammond" Smith which was recorded in 1963 and released on the Riverside label.

The Stinger (album)

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The Stinger is an album by jazz organist Johnny "Hammond" Smith recorded for the Prestige label in 1965.

A Little Taste

A Little Taste is an album by jazz organist Johnny "Hammond" Smith which was recorded in 1963 and released on the Riverside label.

Opus De Funk (album)

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Opus De Funk is an album by jazz organist Johnny "Hammond" Smith recorded for the Prestige label in 1961 but not released until 1966.

The Stinger Meets the Golden Thrush

The Stinger Meets the Golden Thrush is an album by jazz organist Johnny "Hammond" Smith with vocalist Byrdie Green recorded for the Prestige label in 1966.

Love Potion No. 9 (album)

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is an album by jazz organist Johnny "Hammond" Smith recorded for the Prestige label in 1966.

Gettin' Up (album)

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Gettin' Up (also released as Ebb Tide) is an album by jazz organist Johnny "Hammond" Smith recorded for the Prestige label in 1967.

Soul Flowers

Soul Flowers is an album by jazz organist Johnny "Hammond" Smith recorded for the Prestige label in 1967.