Back at the Chicken Shack

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Back at the Chicken Shack
Studio album by Jimmy Smith
Recorded April 25, 1960
Genre Jazz, Soul jazz, Hard bop
Length 43:35 (CD), 37:50 (LP)
Label Blue Note
Jimmy Smith chronology
Midnight Special
Back at the Chicken Shack
Straight Life
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars [1]
Down Beat
(Original Lp release)
3/5 stars[2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz 3/4 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. It was cited in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

Track listing[edit]

Side 1
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Back at the Chicken Shack"   Jimmy Smith 8:01
2. "When I Grow Too Old to Dream"   Oscar Hammerstein II, Sigmund Romberg 9:54
Side 2
No. Title Writer(s) Length
3. "Minor Chant"   Stanley Turrentine 7:30
4. "Messy Bessie"   Smith 12:25
Total length:



  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.