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Johnny "Hammond" Smith

Johnny “Hammond” Smith was part of the golden age of jazz organ that flourished for about 15 years, beginning in the mid-1950s. His own record label alone, Prestige, boasted such top organists as Shirley Scott, Brother Jack McDuff, Don Patterson, and Charles Earland. And looming over the entire crowded field of B-3 pilots was Jimmy Smith (no relation).

Born John Robert Smith in Louisville, Kentucky, December 16, 1933, he has a mildly musical background: “My mother sang in the choir, my sister and others in the family were musical, but I’m the only one who became a professional.”

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September 22, 2011

Johnny "H" Smith: Opus de Funk

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Albums

Opus de Funk
Opus de Funk
Prestige Records
2004
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Good 'Nuff
Good 'Nuff
Fantasy Jazz
2003
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Open House
Open House
Fantasy Jazz
2001
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Gears
Gears
Concord Music Group
1975
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