Wicked Grin

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Wicked Grin
Studio album by John P. Hammond
Released March 13, 2001
Genre Blues
Length 55:40
Label Pointblank
Producer Tom Waits
John P. Hammond chronology
Long As I Have You
(1998)Long As I Have You1998
Wicked Grin
Ready for Love
(2003)Ready for Love2003
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 88/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Wicked Grin is the twenty-eighth studio album from blues singer John P. Hammond. The album is a collection of songs written by Hammond's friend Tom Waits, who produced the project. It was released in March 2001 under Pointblank Records.

Track list[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "2:19" Kathleen Brennan, Tom Waits 4:42
2. "Heartattack and Vine" Tom Waits 4:40
3. "Clap Hands" Tom Waits 3:59
4. "'Til the Money Runs Out" Tom Waits 4:02
5. "16 Shells From a Thirty-Ought Six" Tom Waits 4:37
6. "Buzz Fledderjohn" Tom Waits 4:14
7. "Get Behind the Mule" Kathleen Brennan, Tom Waits 5:54
8. "Shore Leave" Tom Waits 2:58
9. "Fannin Street" Kathleen Brennan, Tom Waits, Huddie Ledbetter 4:48
10. "Jockey Full of Bourbon" Tom Waits 3:32
11. "Big Black Mariah" Tom Waits 4:09
12. "Murder in the Red Barn" Kathleen Brennan, Tom Waits 5:56
13. "I Know I've Been Changed" Traditional 2:19

Critical reception[edit]

Q listed Wicked Grin as one of the best 50 albums of 2001.[3]


  1. ^ "Wicked Grin reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2012-11-10. 
  2. ^ "Wicked Grin- John Hammond". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-11-10. 
  3. ^ "The Best 50 Albums of 2001". Q. December 2001. pp. 60–65.