Plain Talk (album)

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Plain Talk
Plain Talk (album).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 1968
RecordedMarch 22, 1960
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
GenreJazz blues
LabelBlue Note
BST 84296
ProducerAlfred Lion
Jimmy Smith chronology
Open House
Plain Talk
Midnight Special

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