Johnny "Hammond" Smith Catalog

1959 (age 26)

Johnny "Hammond" Smith - All Soul  (New Jazz NJLP 8221)

Johnny "Hammond" Smith, organ; Thornel Schwartz, guitar; George Tucker, bass; Leo Stevens, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 11, 1959

1846The Masquerade Is Over
1847Pennies From Heaven
1848All Soul
1849Goin' Places
1850Sweet Cookies
1851Easy Like
1852Secret Love

** part of Prestige PRCD-24164-2 as "That Good Feelin'".

Johnny "Hammond" Smith - That Good Feelin'  (New Jazz NJLP 8229)

Johnny "Hammond" Smith, organ; Thornel Schwartz, guitar; George Tucker, bass; Leo Stevens, drums.: same personnel.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 4, 1959

1903Autumn Leaves
1904My Funny Valentine
1905Bye, Bye Blackbird
1906I'll Remember April
1907Puddin'
1908Billie's Bounce
1909That Good Feelin'

** part of Prestige PRCD-24164-2.

1960

Johnny "Hammond" Smith - Talk That Talk  (New Jazz NJLP 8241)

Oliver Nelson, tenor sax #1,3,4; Johnny "Hammond" Smith, organ; George Tucker, bass; Arthur Taylor, drums; Ray Barretto, congas.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 22, 1960

1. 2173Minors Allowed
2. 2174A Portrait Of Jennie
3. 2175Rip Tide
4. 2176Bennie's Diggin'
5. 2177An Affair To Remember
6. 2178The End Of A Love Affair
7. 2179Talk That Talk
8. 2180Misty

** part of Prestige PRCD-24151-2.

Johnny "Hammond" Smith With Lem Winchester - Gettin' The Message  (Prestige PRLP 7217)

Lem Winchester, vibes; Johnny "Hammond" Smith, Hammond organ; Eddie McFadden, guitar; Wendell Marshall, bass; Bill Erskine, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 14, 1960

2606Dementia
2607Princess
2608Gettin' The Message
2609Swanee River
2610Just Say So Long
2611Lid Flippin'

** part of Prestige PRCD-24151-2 as "Johnny "Hammond" Smith - Talk That Talk".

1961

Johnny "Hammond" Smith - Stimulation  (Prestige PRLP 7203)

Freddy McCoy, vibes; Johnny "Hammond" Smith, Hammond organ; Eddie McFadden, guitar; Wendell Marshall, bass; Leo Stevens, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 14, 1961

2865Spring Is Here
2869Ribs An' Chips
2870Cry Me A River
2871Invitation

same personnel.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 12, 1961

3032Que Pasa?
3034Stimulation
3035Sticks An' Stones
3036Because You Left Me

** also issued on Prestige PRST 7786 as "Johnny "Hammond" Smith With Freddie McCoy - Stimulation!".
** part of Prestige PRCD-24291-2 as "Opus De Funk".

Johnny "Hammond" Smith - Opus De Funk  (Prestige PR 7420)

Freddy McCoy, vibes; Johnny "Hammond" Smith, Hammond organ; Eddie McFadden, guitar; Wendell Marshall, bass; Leo Stevens, drums.: same personnel.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 14, 1961

2866Autumn Leaves
2867Opus De Funk
2868Almost Like Being In Love

same personnel.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 12, 1961

3029Sad Eyes
3030Shirley's Theme
3031If Someone Had Told Me
3033Gone With The Wind

** part of Prestige PRCD-24291-2.

1962

Johnny "Hammond" Smith With Seldon Powell - Look Out!  (New Jazz NJLP 8288)

Seldon Powell, tenor sax; Clement Wells, vibes; Johnny "Hammond" Smith, organ; Wally Richardson, guitar; Leo Stevens, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 22, 1962

3353Upset
3354Soul Grits
3355Let Everybody Say Amen
3356There'll Never Be A Love
3357Que Sera Baby
3358Clemente
3359I'm Glad There Is You

** originally scheduled on Prestige PR 16005.

Johnny "Hammond" Smith & Willis Jackson - Johnny "Hammond" Cooks With Gator Tail  (Prestige PRLP 7239)

Willis Jackson, tenor sax #1-6; Johnny "Hammond" Smith, organ; Eddie McFadden, guitar; Leo Stevens, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 12, 1962

1. 3538Sonja's Dreamland
2. 3539Delicious
3. 3540Besame Mucho
4. 3541Neckbones
5. 3542Good 'Nuff
6. 3543Y'All
7. 3544Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen

** also issued on Prestige PRST 7846 as "Johnny "Hammond" Smith With Willis Jackson - Good 'Nuff".
** part of Prestige PRCD-24282-2 as "Johnny "Hammond" Smith - Good 'Nuff".

Johnny "Hammond" Smith Plus Seldon Powell - Black Coffee  (Riverside RM 442)

Seldon Powell, tenor sax #1,3,5-7; Johnny "Hammond" Smith, organ; Eddie McFadden, guitar; Leo Stevens, drums.

"Monterey Club", New Haven, CT, November 8, 1962

1.Black Coffee
2.Monterey Theme
3.I Remember Clifford
4.Far Away Places
5.Rufus Toofus
6.Body And Soul
7.He's A Real Gone Guy

** also issued on Riverside RS 9442.
** part of Milestone MCD-47072-2 as "Johnny "Hammond" Smith - Black Coffee".

1963 (age 30)

Johnny "Hammond" Smith - Mr. Wonderful  (Riverside RM 466)

Sonny Williams, trumpet; Houston Person, tenor sax; Johnny "Hammond" Smith, organ; Eddie McFadden, guitar #1-4,7,8; Leo Stevens, drums.

NYC, 1963

1.Blues For De-De
2.Mr. Wonderful
3.Cyra
4.Lambert's Lodge
5.Love Letters
6.Blues On Sunday
7.Departure
8.Opus II

** also issued on Riverside RS 9466.
** part of Milestone MCD-47072-2 as "Black Coffee".

Johnny "Hammond" Smith - Open House!  (Riverside RM 482)

Thad Jones, cornet, trumpet; Seldon Powell, tenor sax, flute; Johnny "Hammond" Smith, organ; Eddie McFadden, guitar; Leo Stevens, drums #1-4,6,7; Art Taylor, drums #5; Ray Barretto, congas #1-4,6,7.

NYC, 1963

1.Open House!
2.Cyra
3.I Remember You
4.Cleopatra
5.Blues For De-De
6.Why Was I Born
7.I Love You

** also issued on Riverside RS 9482.
** part of Milestone MCD-47089-2 as "Open House".

Johnny "Hammond" Smith - A Little Taste  (Riverside RM 496)

Virgil Jones, trumpet; Houston Person, tenor sax; Johnny "Hammond" Smith, organ; Luis Taylor, drums.

NYC, 1963

Nica's Dream
Cleopatra And The African Knight
Benny's Diggin'
Brake Through
Eloise
A Little Taste
Twixt The Sheets

** also issued on Riverside RS 9496.
** part of Milestone MCD-47089-2 as "Open House".

1965

Johnny "Hammond" Smith - The Stinger  (Prestige PR 7408)

Houston Person, tenor sax #1,4,6; Earl Edwards, tenor sax #1-3,5; Johnny "Hammond" Smith, organ; Floyd Smith, guitar; John Harris, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 7, 1965

1.The Stinger
2.There Is No Greater Love
3.Brother John
4.Cleopatra And The African Knight
5.You Don't Know What Love Is
6.Benny's Diggin'

** part of Prestige PRCD-24282-2 as "Good 'Nuff".

1966

Johnny "Hammond" Smith With Byrdie Green - The Stinger Meets The Golden Thrush  (Prestige PR 7464)

Otis Sutton, alto sax; Houston Person, tenor sax; Johnny "Hammond" Smith, organ; Eddie McFadden, guitar; Leo Stevens, drums; Byrdie Green, vocals.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 4, 1966

The Golden Thrush
Stormy Monday Blues
Broadway
On A Clear Day
Oriole
If I Ruled The World
Blue Jay
How I Lost My Love

Johnny "Hammond" Smith - Love Potion #9  (Prestige PR 7482)

Virgil Jones, trumpet; Gene Walker, tenor sax; Johnny "Hammond" Smith, organ; Eddie Diehl, guitar; John Harris, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 28, 1966

Love Potion #9
A Taste Of Honey
The Impossible Dream
Blues On Sunday
Sunny
The Shadow Of Your Smile
Kimberly's Delight
Up Comes Monday

1967

Johnny "Hammond" Smith - Gettin' Up  (Prestige PRST 7494)

Virgil Jones, trumpet; Houston Person, tenor sax; Johnny "Hammond" Smith, organ; Thornel Schwartz, guitar; Jimmy Lewis, Fender bass; John Harris, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 3, 1967

The Sin-In
Stand By Me
Knock On Wood
The Soulful Blues
Ebb Tide
Summertime
Gettin' Up
The "In" Crowd

** also issued on Prestige PR-7494 (later) as "Ebb Tide".
** part of Prestige PRCD-24244-2 as "The Soulful Blues".

Johnny "Hammond" Smith - Soul Flowers  (Prestige PRST 7549)

Earl Edwards, Houston Person, tenor sax; Johnny "Hammond" Smith, organ; Wally Richardson, guitar; Jimmy Lewis, Fender bass; John Harris, drums; Richard Landrum, congas.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 27, 1967

N.Y.P.D.
Dirty Apple
Days Of Wine And Roses
Ode To Billy Joe
You'll Never Walk Alone
Alfie
Tara's Theme
Here Comes That Rainy Day
I Got A Woman

** part of Prestige PRCD-24235-2 as "Legends Of Acid Jazz: Soul Flowers".

1968

Johnny "Hammond" Smith - Dirty Grape  (Prestige PRST 7564)

Earl Edwards, Houston Person, tenor sax; Johnny "Hammond" Smith, organ; Wally Richardson, guitar; Jimmy Lewis, Fender bass; John Harris, drums; Richard Landrum, congas.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 31, 1968

Dirty Grape
Animal Farm
Black Strap Molasses
She's Gone Again
High Heel Sneakers
To Sir With Love
Love Is A Hurting Thing
Please Send Me Someone To Love

** part of Prestige PRCD-24235-2 as "Legends Of Acid Jazz: Soul Flowers".

Johnny "Hammond" Smith - Nasty!  (Prestige PRST 7588)

Houston Person, tenor sax; Johnny "Hammond" Smith, organ; John Abercrombie, guitar; Grady Tate, drums.

NYC, June 18, 1968

If I Were A Bell
Song For My Father
Speak Low
Unchained Melody
Nasty
Four Bowls Of Soul

** part of Prestige PRCD-24244-2 as "The Soulful Blues".

1969

Johnny "Hammond" Smith - Soul Talk  (Prestige PRST 7681)

Rusty Bryant, alto sax, Varitone; Johnny "Hammond" Smith, organ; Wally Richardson, guitar; Bob Bushnell, Fender bass; Bernard Purdie, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 19, 1969

Soul Talk
All Soul
Up To Date
Purty Dirty
This Guy's In Love With You

** part of Prestige PRCD-24177-2 as "Legends Of Acid Jazz".

Johnny "Hammond" Smith - Black Feeling!  (Prestige PRST 7736)

Virgil Jones, trumpet; Rusty Bryant, Leo Johnson, tenor sax; Johnny "Hammond" Smith, organ; Wally Richardson, guitar; Jimmy Lewis, electric bass; Bernard Purdie, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 22, 1969

Black Feeling!
Kindra
Johnny Hammond Boogaloo
Dig On It
When Sunny Gets Blue
Soul Talk-1970

** part of Prestige PRCD-24177-2 as "Legends Of Acid Jazz".

1970

Johnny "Hammond" Smith - Here It 'Tis  (Prestige PRST 10002)

Houston Person, tenor sax; Johnny "Hammond" Smith, organ; James Clark, guitar; Jimmy Lewis, Fender bass; Bernard Purdie, drums #1,3-6; Eddie Gee, drums #2.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 21, 1970

1.Here It 'Tis
2.Stormy
3.The Nubs
4.Gina D
5.Danny Boy
6.You Made Me So Very Happy

1971

Johnny "Hammond" Smith - What's Going On  (Prestige PRST-10015)

Grover Washington Jr., tenor sax; Johnny "Hammond" Smith, organ; James Clark, guitar #1-3,5; Ted Dunbar, guitar #4; Jimmy Lewis, Fender bass; Eddie Gee, drums; + overdubs: Robert Prado, Ernie Royal, trumpet #1,3,4; Garnett Brown, trombone #1,3,4; Richard Landry, tenor sax #1,3,4; Babe Clarke, baritone sax #1,3,4; Bill Fischer, string and horn arranger #1,3,4.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 12, 1971;
overdubs recorded Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July, 1971

1.What's Going On
2.Smokin' Kool
3.L & J
4.I'll Be There
5.Between The Sheets

Johnny Hammond - Breakout  (KUDU KU-01)

Danny Moore, trumpet; Hank Crawford, alto sax; Grover Washington, tenor sax; Johnny Hammond, organ; Eric Gale, guitar; Johnny Williams, Fender bass; Billy Cobham, drums; Airto Moreira, percussion; Grover Washington, arranger #1; Leo Johnson, arranger #2-4.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 3 & 4, 1971

1.It's Too Late
2.Workin' On A Groovy Thing
3.Never Can Say Goodbye
4.Blues Selah
5.Breakout

Johnny Hammond - Wild Horses Rock Steady  (KUDU KU-04)

Al DeRisi, Snooky Young, trumpet, flugelhorn; Wayne Andre, trombone; Harold Vick, Grover Washington Jr., alto, tenor sax; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Julius Brand, Paul Gershman, Emanuel Green, Julius Held, Harry Katzman, Joe Malin, Gene Orloff, Max Pollikoff, violin; Johnny Hammond, organ, electric piano; George Benson, Eric Gale, Bob Mann, Melvin Sparks, guitar; Ron Carter, bass; Billy Cobham, drums; Bernard Purdie, drums #1; Omar Clay, Airto Moreira, percussion; Bob James, arranger, conductor.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October & November, 1971

1.Rock Steady
2.Who Is Sylvia
3.Peace Train
4.I Don't Know How To Love Him
5.It's Impossible
6.Wild Horses

1972

Johnny Hammond - The Prophet  (KUDU KU-10)

John Eckert, Jon Faddis, Marvin Stamm, trumpet, flugelhorn; Wayne Andre, Dick Griffin, trombone; Tony Studd, bass trombone; Hubert Laws, electric flute #5; Jerry Dodgion, Maceo Parker, tenor sax; Pepper Adams, Cecil Payne, baritone sax; Buddy Lucas, harmonica #3; Johnny Hammond, organ; Pee Wee Ellis, electric piano, melodica #5; Eric Gale, guitar; Ron Carter, bass; Billy Cobham, drums; Andrew Primus, steel drums; Airto, percussion; Carl Carldwell, Lani Groves, Tasha Thomas, vocals; Pee Wee Ellis, arranger, conductor.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 29 & 30, 1972

1.The Prophet
2.Tomorrow Belongs To The Children
3.Witchy Woman
4.Thunder & Lightning
5.Stand Behind Me
6.Corner Of The Sky

1973 (age 40)

Johnny Hammond - Higher Ground  (KUDU KU-16)

Jon Faddis, John Frosk, Alan Rubin, trumpet; Marvin Stamm, trumpet, flugelhorn; Wayne Andre, Tony Studd, trombone; Paul Faulise, Alan Raph, bass trombone; Ray Alonge, French horn; Romeo Penque, oboe, alto flute; Eli Carmen, bassoon; Eddie Daniels, clarinet; Hank Crawford, alto sax #4; Joe Henderson, tenor sax; Johnny Hammond, organ; Bob James, electric piano, Yamaha organ, Mellotron; George Benson, guitar; Ron Carter, bass; Steve Gadd, drums; Jack DeJohnette, drums #4; Phil Kraus, Ralph MacDonald, percussion; Bob James, arranger, conductor.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 31 & November 1, 1973

1.Catch My Soul
2.Summertime / The Ghetto
3.Higher Ground
4.Big Sur Suite

1974

Johnny Hammond - Gambler's Life  (Salvation SAL 702 S1)

Al Hall, trombone; Carl Randall Jr., sax; Jerry Peters, piano; Johnny Hammond, electric piano, synthesizer; Fonce Mizell, Clavinet, trumpet; Larry Mizell, Solina; Chuck Davis, synthesizer programs; Mel Bolton, Melvin "Wah Wah" Ragin, John Rowin, guitar; Tony Dumas, Henry Franklin, bass; Harvey Mason, Fritz Wise, drums; King Errisson, congas; Stephanie Spruill, percussion, vocals; Fonce Mizell, Larry Mizell, Freddie Perren, backing vocals, vocal arranger; Johnny Hammond, arranger #3,7; Larry Mizell, arranger, conductor, producer; Chuck Davis, producer #2.

The Sound Factory, Los Angeles, CA, June, 1974

1.Gambler's Life
2.Rhodesian Thoroughfare
3.This Year's Dream
4.Star Borne
5.Back To The Projects
6.Yesterday Was Cool
7.Virgo Lady
8.Call On Me

1975

Johnny Hammond - Gears  (Milestone M-9062)

Julian Priester, trombone; Roger Glenn, flute, vibes; Hadley Caliman, tenor sax; Michael White, violin; Jerry Peters, piano, electric piano; Johnny Hammond, organ, synthesizer, electric piano; Fonce Mizell, Clavinet, vocal arranger, backing vocals; Larry Mizell, Solina, arranger, vocal arranger, backing vocals; Craig McMullen, John Rowin, guitar; Chuck Rainey, electric bass; Harvey Mason, drums; Kenneth Nash, cymbals, gong, percussion; William Jordan, recitation #2; Sigidi, conductor.

Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, July, 1975

1.Tell Me What To Do
2.Los Conquistadores Chocolates
3.Lost On 23rd Street
4.Fantasy
5.Shifting Gears
6.Can't We Smile

** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-914-2.

1976

Johnny Hammond - Forever Taurus  (Milestone M-9068)

Al Hall Jr., trombone; Johnny Hammond, electric piano, synthesizer, organ; John Abercrombie, Ray Obiedo, guitar; Tony Dumas, bass; Ron Steen, drums; Sheila Escovedo, congas; Mayuto, percussion; Wade Marcus, arranger.

Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, March, 1976

Forever Taurus

Oscar Brashear, Chuck Findley, Steve Madaio, Snooky Young, trumpet, flugelhorn; George Bohanon, Dick Hyde, Charles Loper, trombone; Lew McCreary, bass trombone; Buddy Collette, soprano sax, flute; Terry Harrington, Carl Randall, Ernie Watts, tenor sax; Jack Nimitz, baritone sax; Charles Veal Jr., concertmaster; Thomas Buffum, Assa Drori, Marcia Van Dyke, Harris Goldman, Janice Gower, Carl LaMagna, Robert Lipsett, Joy Lyle, Kenneth Yerke, violin; David Campbell, Rollice Dale, Pamela Goldsmith, Arthur Royval, viola; Selene Hurford, Frederick Seykora, Harry Shultz, cello; Richard Feves, contrabass; Dorothy Ashby, harp; Victor Feldman, vibes; Sonny Burke, electric piano, Clavinet; Johnny Hammond, electric piano, synthesizer, organ; Marlo Henderson, synthesizer; Lee Ritenour, guitar; Henry Davis, Scott Edwards, electric bass #3,5; Curtis Robertson, electric bass #6; James Gadson, drums; Bill Summers, percussion; Wade Marcus, arranger.

Devonshire Sound Studios, North Hollywood, CA, May & June, 1976

1.Old Devil Moon
2.Countdown
3.Walk In Sunshine
4.Ghetto Samba
5.Cosmic Voyager
6.My Ship
7.Winds Of Change

1977

Johnny Hammond - Don't Let The System Get You  (Milestone M-9083)

Al Hall Jr., trombone, percussion; Hadley Caliman, sax; Johnny Hammond, keyboards, vocals; Larry Farrow, Clavinet; Jack Perry, Clavinet #3; Al McKay, Dan Papaila, guitar; David T. Walker, guitar #3; Mel Bolton, guitar #4; Byron Miller, bass; Tony Dumas, bass #4; Leon Ndugu Chancler, drums; Sheila Escovedo, congas; Bill Summers, percussion #4.

Paramount Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA, August & October, 1977

1.For People Only
2.Don't Let The System Get You
3.Morning Magic
4.Contact Funk
5.Ann
6.I Don't Know
7.Losing You

Johnny Hammond - Storm Warning  (Milestone M-9076)

Johnny Hammond, keyboards, synthesizer; Larry Farrow, Clavinet; Carol Kaye, guitar; Ron Carter, electric bass, bass; Ndugu Leon Chancler, drums; Bill Summers, percussion, congas; Al Hall Jr., arranger, conductor.

Berkeley, CA, 1977

Lady Smooth

Johnny Hammond, keyboards, synthesizer; Larry Farrow, Clavinet; John Abercrombie, Carol Kaye, guitar; Ron Carter, electric bass, bass; Ndugu Leon Chancler, drums; Bill Summers, percussion, congas; Roger Kenerly-Saint, Stephanie Spruill, vocals; Al Hall Jr., arranger, conductor.

California Lovers

Johnny Hammond, keyboards, synthesizer; Larry Farrow, Clavinet; John Abercrombie, Carol Kaye, guitar; Ron Carter, electric bass, bass; Ndugu Leon Chancler, drums; Bill Summers, percussion, congas; Al Hall Jr., arranger, conductor.

Imagination

Johnny Hammond, keyboards, synthesizer; Larry Farrow, Clavinet; Carol Kaye, guitar; Ron Carter, electric bass, bass; Ndugu Leon Chancler, drums; Bill Summers, percussion, congas; Al Hall Jr., arranger, conductor.

Quiet Storm

Oscar Brashear, flugelhorn; Johnny Hammond, keyboards, synthesizer; Larry Farrow, Clavinet; John Abercrombie, Carol Kaye, guitar; Ron Carter, electric bass, bass; Ndugu Leon Chancler, drums; Bill Summers, percussion, congas; Al Hall Jr., arranger, conductor.

Brother Snook

Roger Glenn, flute; Johnny Hammond, keyboards, synthesizer; Larry Farrow, Clavinet; Carol Kaye, guitar; Ron Carter, electric bass, bass; Ndugu Leon Chancler, drums; Bill Summers, percussion, congas; Al Hall Jr., arranger, conductor.

Lonely Dreamer