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Studio album by Johnny "Hammond" Smith
Released 1968
Recorded June 18, 1968
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Label Prestige
PR 7588
Producer Cal Lampley
Johnny "Hammond" Smith chronology
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Nasty! is an album by jazz organist Johnny "Hammond" Smith recorded for the Prestige label in 1968.[1][2] The album is notable as the first recording featuring guitarist John Abercrombie.


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

The Allmusic site awarded the album 3 stars stating "in a sense it's run-of-the-mill as far as Prestige late-'60s soul-jazz goes: quite fine grooves, a dependable yet somewhat predictable house sound, and a reliance upon cover versions for much of the material (two-thirds of the songs, in this case). It's solidly executed, though, in a lean fashion that, to its credit, runs counter to the more excessive arrangements that were creeping into soul-jazz around this time".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Johnny "Hammond" Smith except as indicated

  1. "If I Were a Bell" (Frank Loesser) - 8:39
  2. "Song for My Father" (Horace Silver) - 7:18
  3. "Speak Low" (Ogden Nash, Kurt Weill) - 6:43
  4. "Unchained Melody" (Alex North, Hy Zaret) - 3:48
  5. "Nasty" - 9:06
  6. "Four Bowls of Soul" - 7:10




  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed April 29, 2013
  2. ^ Johnny "Hammond" Smith discography accessed April 29, 2013
  3. ^ a b Unterberger, R. Allmusic listing accessed April 29, 2013.