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Jimmy Smith: Hobo Flats (Verve VLP9039)

Review by Max Jones, Melody Maker, October 1963

Big band backing lifts organ tracks ...

Blow for Love and Money: Crossover Jazz in the Seventies

Overview by Davitt Sigerson, Black Music, March 1977

In the first part of a detailed investigation Davitt Sigerson chronicles how "jazz" found its way back to the commercial big league. ...

Jimmy Smith’s Hammond Organ Revolution

Retrospective and Interview by James Maycock, Independent, The, January 2000

BEFORE JIMMY SMITH revolutionized the archaic Hammond organ, the lethargic sound this bulky, brown instrument emitted was frequently described, like an ailing patient, as "wheezing." ...

Jimmy Smith: Soulsmith

Obituary by Dave Marsh, Harp, May 2005

THE RECORD industry thought it covered its tracks by finally making a huge deal out of Ray Charles, at the first Grammy ceremony after his ...

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