Root Down (album)

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Root Down
Live album by Jimmy Smith
Recorded February 8, 1972
Genre Jazz-funk, jazz fusion
Length 41:52
67:08 (remastered version)
Label Verve
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Root Down is a live jazz album by Jimmy Smith, released on the Verve label. It was recorded in Los Angeles on February 8, 1972. It includes the song "Root Down (And Get It)" which was sampled by the Beastie Boys for their song "Root Down."

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sagg Shootin' His Arrow" – 7:09
  2. "For Everyone Under the Sun" – 5:56
  3. "After Hours" – 7:45
  4. "Root Down (And Get It)" – 7:44
  5. "Let's Stay Together" (Al Green) – 6:30
  6. "Slow Down Sagg" – 6:43


2000 remastered edition (Verve By Request series)

  1. "Sagg Shootin' His Arrow" [Unedited version] – 11:45
  2. "For Everyone Under the Sun" – 5:55
  3. "After Hours" – 7:51
  4. "Root Down (And Get It)" [Unedited version] – 12:39
  5. "Let's Stay Together" – 6:27
  6. "Slow Down Sagg" [Unedited version] – 10:22
  7. "Root Down (And Get It)" [Previously unissued alternative version] – 12:13

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