Opus De Funk

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Opus De Funk
Opus De Funk.jpg
Studio album by Johnny "Hammond" Smith
Released 1966
Recorded February 14 and May 12, 1961
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Label Prestige
PR 7420
Producer Esmond Edwards
Johnny "Hammond" Smith chronology
Opus De Funk
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Opus De Funk is an album by jazz organist Johnny "Hammond" Smith recorded for the Prestige label in 1961 but not released until 1966.[1][2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]

The Allmusic site awarded the album 4 stars stating "The really unusual element here is the presence of McCoy, because one doesn't usually associate vibes with jazz organ combos. The vibes work, however, and give the resonance of Smith's organ a lighter counterpoint that brightens up the overall sound".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Johnny "Hammond" Smith except as indicated

  1. "Opus de Funk" (Horace Silver) - 5:19
  2. "Almost Like Being in Love" (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) - 4:27
  3. "Autumn Leaves" (Joseph Kosma, Johnny Mercer) - 4:11
  4. "Sad Eyes" - 4:50
  5. "Gone With the Wind" (Herb Magidson, Allie Wrubel) - 5:45
  6. "If Someone Had Told Me" (Peter DeRose, Charles Tobias) - 4:31
  7. "Shirley's Theme" - 4:39
  • Recorded at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on February 14 (tracks 1-3) and May 12 (tracks 4-7), 1961.




  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed April 24, 2013
  2. ^ Johnny "Hammond" Smith discography accessed April 24, 2013
  3. ^ a b Lankford, Jr. R. D. Allmusic listing accessed April 24, 2013.