Tough 'Duff

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Tough 'Duff
Tough 'Duff.jpg
Studio album by Jack McDuff with Jimmy Forrest
Released 1960
Recorded July 12, 1960
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 38:49
Label Prestige
PR 7185
Jack McDuff chronology
Brother Jack
(1960)Brother Jack1960
Tough 'Duff
The Honeydripper
(1961)The Honeydripper1961

Tough 'Duff is the second album by organist Jack McDuff recorded in 1960 and released on the Prestige label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Scott Yanow of Allmusic states, "although no real surprises occur, the results are typically swingin' and groovin'".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Jack McDuff except as indicated

  1. "Smooth Sailing" (Arnett Cobb) - 6:45
  2. "Mean to Me" (Fred E. Ahlert, Roy Turk) - 5:38
  3. "Tippin' In" (Bobby Smith, Marty Symes) - 5:22
  4. "Yeah, Baby" - 8:52
  5. "Autumn Leaves" (Joseph Kosma, Johnny Mercer, Jacques Prévert) - 5:12
  6. "Tough 'Duff" - 7:00



  1. ^ Jack McDuff discography accessed January 15, 2013
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, January 15, 2013