Midnight Special (Classic Vinyl): Vinyl LP5523659
Label: Blue Note
Release Date: 15th September
The Midnight Special, baby! One of the finest Hammond Organ records ever put down, that rolling groove and slapping rhythm. Essential Blue Note reissue.
It’s a testament to Jimmy Smith’s volcanic creativity that the Hammond B3 organ firebrand recorded not one but two soul jazz classics—Midnight Special and Back at the Chicken Shack—in a single day when he entered Van Gelder Studio on April 25, 1960 with Stanley Turrentine on tenor saxophone, Kenny Burrell on guitar, and Donald Bailey on drums.
This Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition is stereo, all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal.
1. Midnight Special
2. A Subtle One
3. Jumpin' The Blues
4. Why Was I Born
5. One O'Clock Jump