Back at the Chicken Shack

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Back at the Chicken Shack
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Studio album by Jimmy Smith
Released1963
RecordedApril 25, 1960
StudioVan Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
GenreJazz, Soul jazz, Hard bop
Length43:35 (CD), 37:50 (LP)
LabelBlue Note
ProducerAlfred Lion
Jimmy Smith chronology
Midnight Special
(1961)
Back at the Chicken Shack
(1963)
Straight Life
(1961)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic5/5 stars [1]
Down Beat
(Original LP release)
3/5 stars[2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz3/4 stars[3]

Back at the Chicken Shack is an album by Jimmy Smith. It was recorded in 1960 and released in 1963 on the Blue Note label. Smith recorded the album at the same session as his previous album Midnight Special. It was cited in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Side 1
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Back at the Chicken Shack"Jimmy Smith8:01
2."When I Grow Too Old to Dream"Oscar Hammerstein II, Sigmund Romberg9:54
Side 2
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
3."Minor Chant"Stanley Turrentine7:30
4."Messy Bessie"Smith12:25
Total length:37:50

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Back at the Chicken Shack at AllMusic
  2. ^ Down Beat: April 11, 1963 vol. 30, no. 9
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 1312. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
  4. ^ Robert Dimery; Michael Lydon (7 February 2006). 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die: Revised and Updated Edition. Universe. ISBN 0-7893-1371-5.