Six Views of the Blues

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Six Views of the Blues
Six Views of the Blues.jpg
Studio album by Jimmy Smith
Released 1999
Recorded July 16, 1958
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Genre Jazz
Length 45:53
Label Blue Note
Producer Alfred Lion
Jimmy Smith chronology
Cool Blues
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Six Views of the Blues
Home Cookin'
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Singles from Six Views of the Blues
  1. "The Swingin' Shepherd Blues"
    Released: 1958
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Six Views of the Blues is an album by American jazz organist Jimmy Smith featuring performances recorded in 1958 but not released on the Blue Note label until 1999.[2] Originally the single "The Swingin' Shepherd Blues" was released in 1958 as Blue Note 45-1711.[3]


The Allmusic review by Ken Dryden awarded the album 3 stars stating

"this is great music that needs to be explored. Smith is still the master when it comes to slow blues on his instrument".[1]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Jimmy Smith except as indicated
  1. "St. Louis Blues" (W. C. Handy) – 8:38
  2. "The Swingin' Shepherd Blues" (Moe Koffman) – 3:55
  3. "Blues No. 1" – 6:25
  4. "Blues No. 3" – 7:10
  5. "Blues No. 4" – 10:45
  6. "Blues No. 2" – 9:00
  • Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey on July 16, 1958





  1. ^ a b Dryden, K. Allmusic Review accessed November 29, 2010
  2. ^ Blue Note discography accessed November 29, 2010
  3. ^ "Blue Note Records Catalog: 45 rpm 1700 series". Retrieved December 7, 2017.