Johnny "Hammond" Cooks with Gator Tail

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Johnny "Hammond" Cooks with Gator Tail
Studio album by Johnny "Hammond" Smith & Willis Jackson
Released 1962
Recorded June 12, 1962
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Label Prestige
PR 7239
Producer Esmond Edwards
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(1962)
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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.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

The Allmusic review by Richie Unterberger awarded the album 3 stars and stating "This Smith/Jackson joint session is typical early-'60s Prestige soul-jazz, with all the good and bad that implies".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Johnny "Hammond" Smith except as indicated

  1. "Good 'Nuff"
  2. "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen" (Traditional)
  3. "Sonja's Dreamland"
  4. "Bésame Mucho" (Sunny Skylar, Consuelo Velázquez)
  5. " Y'all" (Willis Jackson)
  6. "Neck Bones"
  7. "Delicious"

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed February 19, 2013.
  2. ^ a b Unterberger, R. Allmusic listing accessed February 19, 2013.