Mr. Wonderful (Johnny "Hammond" Smith album)

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Mr. Wonderful
Studio album by Johnny "Hammond" Smith
Released 1963
Recorded 1963
New York City
Genre Jazz
Label Riverside
RLP 466
Producer Orrin Keepnews and Ed Michel
Johnny "Hammond" Smith chronology
Black Coffee
(1962)
Mr. Wonderful
(1963)
Open House!
(1963)

Mr. Wonderful is an album by jazz organist Johnny "Hammond" Smith which was recorded in 1963 and released on the Riverside label.[1]

Reception[edit]

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

The Allmusic site awarded the album 3 stars calling it "A fine set that holds some appeal for the straight jazz crowd as well as the organ soul-jazz clique".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Johnny "Hammond" Smith except as indicated

  1. "Blues for DeDe" - 4:59
  2. "Mr. Wonderful" (Jerry Bock, George David Weiss) - 5:19
  3. "Cyra" - 4:20
  4. "Lambert's Lodge" - 3:40
  5. "Love Letters" (Edward Heyman, Victor Young) - 5:40
  6. "Blues on Sunday" - 4:46
  7. "Departure" - 5:52
  8. "Opus 2" - 4:28

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Riverside Records discography accessed November 5, 2012
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed November 5, 2012