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Studio album by Jimmy Smith
Released 1966
Recorded February 1, 1963
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Genre Jazz
Length 45:08
Label Blue Note
Producer Alfred Lion
Jimmy Smith chronology
I'm Movin' On
Rockin' the Boat

Bucket! is an album by American jazz organist Jimmy Smith featuring performances recorded in 1963 but not released on the Blue Note label until 1966.[1] The CD reissue added two tracks recorded at the same session as bonus tracks.


The Allmusic review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine awarded the album 3 calling it:

"a pretty good record, one that hardcore fans will find satisfying after they've exhausted the greater Smith sessions, but not one that will captivate the attentions of anyone who isn't a dyed-in-the-wool Jimmy Smith aficionado".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Jimmy Smith except as indicated
  1. "Bucket" – 4:43
  2. "Careless Love" (W.C. Handy, Martha E. Koenig, Spencer Williams) – 3:53
  3. "3 for 4" – 4:49
  4. "Just Squeeze Me (But Please Don't Tease Me)" (Duke Ellington, Lee Gaines) – 5:44
  5. "Sassy Mae" – 4:20
  6. "Come Rain or Come Shine" (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) – 5:47
  7. "John Brown's Body" (Traditional) – 6:21

Bonus tracks on 2000 CD reissue[edit]

  1. "Trouble in Mind" (Richard M. Jones) – 5:39
  2. "Sassy Mae" [alternate take] – 3:52
  • Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on February 1, 1963





  1. ^ Blue Note discography accessed November 29, 2010
  2. ^ a b Erlewine, S. T. Allmusic Review accessed November 29, 2010