Plain Talk (album)

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Plain Talk
Plain Talk (album).jpg
Studio album by Jimmy Smith
Released April 1968
Recorded March 22, 1960
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz blues
Length 38:21
Label Blue Note
BST 84296
Producer Alfred Lion
Jimmy Smith chronology
Open House
(1960)Open House1960
Plain Talk
Midnight Special
(1960)Midnight Special1960

Plain Talk is a studio album by American jazz organist Jimmy Smith featuring performances recorded in 1960 but not released on the Blue Note label until 1968.[1] The album was rereleased on CD combined with Open House (1960) in 1992 compiling all the recordings from the session.


The Allmusic review by Michael Erlewine awarded the album 4 stars calling it "a fast-paced studio jam session".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Big Fat Mama" (Lucky Millinder, Stafford Simon) – 11:12
  2. "My One and Only Love" (Robert Mellin, Guy Wood) – 5:14
  3. "Plain Talk" (Jimmy Smith) – 15:24
  4. "Time After Time" (Cahn, Styne) – 6:31





  1. ^ Blue Note discography accessed November 26, 2010
  2. ^ a b Erlewine, M. Allmusic Review accessed November 26, 2010