Rockin' the Boat

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Rockin' the Boat
Rockin' the Boat.jpg
Studio album by Jimmy Smith
Released 1963
Recorded February 7, 1963
Genre Jazz
Length 38:29
Label Blue Note
Producer Alfred Lion
Jimmy Smith chronology
Rockin' the Boat
Prayer Meetin'
(1963)Prayer Meetin'1963

Rockin' the Boat is an album by American jazz organist Jimmy Smith featuring performances recorded in 1963 and released on the Blue Note label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Down Beat 2.5/5 stars[2]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz 3/4 stars[4]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars stating "Organist Jimmy Smith's next-to-last LP for Blue Note after a very extensive seven-year period is up to his usual level... the quartet swings with soul".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Jimmy Smith except as indicated
  1. "When My Dreamboat Comes Home" (Cliff Friend, Dave Franklin) - 7:29
  2. "Pork Chop" (Lou Donaldson) - 7:39
  3. "Matilda, Matilda!" (Harry Thomas) - 2:59
  4. "Can Heat" - 5:24
  5. "Please Send Me Someone to Love" (Percy Mayfield) - 6:14
  6. "Just a Closer Walk With Thee" (Traditional) - 3:48
  7. "Trust in Me" (Wever-Ager Schwartz) - 4:56
  • Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey on February 7, 1963



  1. ^ Blue Note discography accessed November 26, 2010
  2. ^ Down Beat:December 5, 1963 Vol. 30, No.31
  3. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed November 26, 2010
  4. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 1312. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.