Jimmy Smith (musician)  

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James Oscar "Jimmy" Smith (December 8, 1925 or 1928 – February 8, 2005) was an American jazz musician who achieved the rare distinction of releasing a series of instrumental jazz albums that often charted on Billboard. Smith helped popularize the Hammond B-3 electric organ, creating an indelible link between 1960s soul and jazz improvisation. He is known for such compositions as "Root Down (And Get It)".

Discography

As leader

Blue Note
Verve
Milestone Records
  • 1981: All The Way Live (with Eddie Harris)
  • 1989: Prime Time
  • 1990: Fourmost Live
  • 1990: Fourmost Return
  • 1993: Sum Serious Blues'
Other labels
  • 1955: The Fantastic Jimmy Smith with Don Gardner trio
  • 1972: Newport In New York '72/The Jimmy Smith Jam, Vol.5 (Atlantic Records)
  • 1974: Black Smith (Pride)
  • 1974: Paid in Full (Mojo)
  • 1975: '75 (Mojo)
  • 1976: Sit on It! (Mercury)
  • 1977: It's Necessary (Mercury)
  • 1978: Unfinished Business (Mercury)
  • 1980: The Cat Strikes Again (Laserlight)
  • 1980: Second Coming (Mojo)
  • 1982: Off the Top (Elektra)
  • 1983: Keep on Comin' (Elektra)
  • 2001: Black Cat/Daybreak (Castle)

As sideman




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