Talk That Talk (Johnny "Hammond" Smith album)

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Talk That Talk
Talk That Talk (Johnny Hammond Smith album).jpg
Studio album by Johnny "Hammond" Smith
Released 1960
Recorded April 22, 1960
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Label New Jazz
NJ 8243
Producer Esmond Edwards
Johnny "Hammond" Smith chronology
That Good Feelin'
(1959)That Good Feelin'1959
Talk That Talk
Gettin' the Message
(1960)Gettin' the Message1960

Talk That Talk is an album by jazz organist Johnny "Hammond" Smith recorded for the New Jazz label in 1960.[1][2]


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

AllMusic awarded the album 4 stars stating "Smith's playing on this album is low-key almost to the point of being conservative, deeply soulful without resorting to what would soon become tired funk clichés".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Johnny "Hammond" Smith except where noted.

  1. "Talk That Talk" – 5:12
  2. "An Affair to Remember" – 2:35
  3. "The End of a Love Affair" (Edward Redding) – 5:22
  4. "Minors Allowed" – 5:47
  5. "Rip Tide" (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) – 4:48
  6. "Misty" (Johnny Burke, Erroll Garner) – 4:01
  7. "Bennie's Diggin'" – 4:59
  8. "A Portrait of Jennie" (Russell Robinson, Gordon Burdge) – 2:23
  • Recorded at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on April 22, 1960



  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed April 23, 2013
  2. ^ Johnny "Hammond" Smith discography accessed April 23, 2013
  3. ^ a b Mason, S. AllMusic listing accessed April 23, 2013.