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Johnny "Hammond" Smith discography

This is a discography of Johnny "Hammond" Smith albums and albums by other musicians that feature Johnny "Hammond" Smith

Note that Johhny "Hammond" Smith first recorded as Johnny Smith, then as Johnny "Hammond" Smith and finally as Johnny Hammond. In this list the name that appears on an album has been used for that album listing. If in doubt Johnny "Hammond" Smith has been use.


Johnny "Hammond" Smith: leader and co-leader discography

Have You Heard, Johnny Smith, 1959, Arrow

Tracks : Imagination, Shalimar, On The Street Where You Live, Flip Top, Deep Purple, Lambert's Lodge, Over The Rainbow, Ecstasy

Musicians include : Johnny Smith

Track list same as Warwick LP below. Perhaps release of the same material.

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Imagination, Johnny Smith, 1959, Warwick 2003

Tracks : Imagination, Shalimar, On The Street Where You Live, Flip Top, Deep Purple, Lambert's Lodge, Over The Rainbow, Ecstasy

Musicians possibly : Johnny Smith, Thornel Schwarz, George Tucker, Leo Stevens

Billboard (in Nov 1959) described this as Smith's debut album. Track list same as Arrow LP above. Perhaps release of the same material.

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All Soul, Johnny Smith, 1959, New Jazz NJLP 8221

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That Good Feelin', Johnny "Hammond" Smith, 1959, New Jazz NJLP 8229

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Talk That Talk, Johnny Hammond Smith, 1960, New Jazz NJLP 8241

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Stimulation, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, 1961, Prestige PRLP 7203

Reissued with the same title in 1970 as Prestige 7786).

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Gettin' The Message, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, 1962, Prestige PRLP 7217

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Johnny Hammond Cooks With Gator Tail, Johnny "Hammond" Smith/Willis Jackson, 1962, Prestige PRLP 7239

Reissued in 1971 as Good 'Nuff (Prestige 7846).

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Look Out, Johnny Hammond Smith, 1962, New Jazz NJLP 8288

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Black Coffee, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, 1963, Riverside 442

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Mr. Wonderful, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, 1963, Riverside 466

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Open House!, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, 1963, Riverside 482

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A Little Taste, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, 1964, Riverside 496

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The Stinger, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, 1965, Prestige PR 7408

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Opus De Funk, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, 1965, Prestige PR 7420

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Stinger Meets The Golden Thrush, Johnny "Hammond" Smith/Byrdie Green, 1966, Prestige PR 7464

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Love Potion, #9, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, 1967, Prestige PR 7482

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Gettin' Up, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, 1967, Prestige PR 7494

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Soul Flowers, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, 1967, Prestige PR 7549

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Dirty Grape, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, 1968, Prestige PR 7564

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Nasty!, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, 1968, Prestige PR 7588

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Soul Talk, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, 1969, Prestige PR 7681

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Black Feeling!, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, 1970, Prestige PR 7736

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Stimulation!, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, 1970, Prestige PR 7786

Originally released in 1961 (Prestige 7203).

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Here It 'Tis, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, 1970, Prestige 10002

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Good 'Nuff, Johnny "Hammond" Smith with Willis Jackson, 1971, Prestige PR 7846

Originally released as Johnny Hammond Cooks with Gator Tail in 1962.

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What's Goin' On?, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, 1971, Prestige 10015

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Breakout, Johnny Hammond, 1971, Kudu

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Wild Horses Rock Steady, Johnny Hammond, 1972, Kudu

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The Prophet, Johnny Hammond, 1973, Kudu

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Higher Ground, Johnny Hammond, 1974, Kudu

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Gambler's Life, Johnny Hammond, 1974, Salvation SAL-702

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Gears, Johnny Hammond, 1975, Milestone 9062

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Forever Taurus, Johnny Hammond, 1976, Milestone 9068

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Storm Warning, Johnny Hammond, 1977, Milestone 9076

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Don't Let The System Get You, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, 1978, Milestone 9083

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Johnny "Hammond" Smith: leader and co-leader discography: compilations, twofers, etc

The Best Of, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, 1969, Prestige PR 7705

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The Best Of Johnny "Hammond" Smith For Lovers, 1970, Prestige PR 7777

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Side Star, Grover Washington Jr., 1983, Kudu

A compilation of tracks from Kudu/CTI albums featuring Grover Washington Jr. Two of the tracks are remixed versions of tracks from the Johnny "Hammond" Smith album Wild Horses/Rock Steady.

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Gears / Forever Taurus, Johnny Hammond, 1992, Ace / Beat Goes Public

CD release of the two Milestone albums Gears and Forever Taurus.

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That Good Feelin' / Talk That Talk, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, 1995, Ace / BGP

CD release of the two albums That Good Feelin' and Talk That Talk.

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Talk That Talk, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, 1995, Prestige 24151

Combines two 1960 albums Talk That Talk and Gettin' The Message.

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That Good Feelin', Johnny "Hammond" Smith, 1996, Prestige 24164

CD release of the two 1959 albums All_Soul and That Good Feelin'.

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Legends Of Acid Jazz, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, 1996, Prestige 24177

CD release that combines two 1969 albums Soul Talk and Black Feeling!.

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Black Coffee, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, 1997, Milestone 47072

Combines the two 1963 albums Black Coffee and Mr. Wonderful. See more details

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Legends Of Acid Jazz: Soul Flowers, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, 1999, Prestige 24235

CD release of the 1967 and 1968 albums Soul Flowers and Dirty Grape.

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The Soulful Blues, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, 2000, Prestige 24244

2-on-1 CD release of Gettin' Up from 1967 and Nasty! from 1968.

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Open House, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, 2001, Milestone 47089

Combines the two 1963 albums Open House and A Little taste. See more details

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Good 'Nuff, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, 2003, Prestige 24282

2-on-1 CD release of the 1962 album Johnny Hammond Cooks With Gator Tail and the 1965 album The Stinger.

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Opus De Funk, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, 2004, Prestige 24291

A 2-on-1 release of Stimulation from 1961 and Opus De Funk from 1965.

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Black Coffee / Mr Wonderful, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, 2012, Riverside

Combines the two 1963 albums Black Coffee and Mr. Wonderful. See more details

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Johnny "Hammond" Smith: sideman: main albums and selected single artist collections

Taking Care Of Business, Oliver Nelson, 1960, New Jazz NJLP 8233

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Bottom Groove, Wild Bill Moore, 1961, Jazzland JLP 54

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Velvet Soul, Gene Ammons, 1964, Prestige PRLP 7320

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Angel Eyes, Gene Ammons, 1965, Prestige PR 7369

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For Once In My Life, Sylvia Syms, 1967, Prestige PR 7489

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The Golden Thrush Strikes!, Byrdie Green, 1967, Prestige PR 7503

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I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good), Byrdie Green, 1967, Prestige PR 7509

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Sister Byrdie!, Byrdie Green, 1968, Prestige PR 7574

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Night Life, Billy Butler, 1971, Prestige PR 7854

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California Concert: The Hollywood Palladium, CTI All-stars, 1971, CTI

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CTI Summer Jazz at the Hollywood Bowl, Volume 1, Various Artists, 1977, CTI 7076

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CTI Summer Jazz at the Hollywood Bowl, Volume 2, Various Artists, 1977, CTI 7077

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CTI Summer Jazz at the Hollywood Bowl, Volume 3, Various Artists, 1977, CTI 7078

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Organ Combos, The Gene Ammons Story, 1977, Prestige 24071

Tracks originally released on the albums Twisting The Jug, Velvet Soul and Angel Eyes. Johnny "Hammond" Smith plays on Velvet Soul and Angel Eyes.

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Thanking You, Diane Witherspoon, 1990, Tonal Gravity

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Portrait, Hank Crawford, 1991, Milestone 9192

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Positively!, Dan Papaila, 1993, Timeless SJP 403

Tracks : Lover Man, Prisms, Things Ain't What They Used to Be, When a Man Loves a Woman, Rush Hour, Positively, That's the Way of the World, Vera Cruz

Musicians : Dan Papaila, Rickey Woodard, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, Sherman Ferguson, Tommy Aros

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Another Opus (CD version), Lem Winchester, 1996, Original Jazz Classics

Johnny "Hammond" Smith plays on the bonus track on this CD release of a 1960 album. Smith did not play on the original album.

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Charles Earland's Jazz Organ Summit, Charles Earland, 1998, Cannonball

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Legends Of Acid Jazz, Billy Butler, 1998, Prestige 24197

2-on-1 CD release of This Is Billy Butler from 1969 and Night_Life from 1971. Johnny "Hammond" Smith plays on Night Life.

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Red Clay (CD version), Freddie Hubbard, 2001, Sony

Johnny "Hammond" Smith plays on the bonus track on this CD release of a 1970 album. Smith did not play on the original album.

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Sugar (CD version), Stanley Turrentine, 2001, Sony

Johnny "Hammond" Smith plays on the bonus track on this CD release of a 1970 album. Smith did not play on the original album.

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Don't Mess With Mr. T (CD version), Stanley Turrentine, 2001, Sony

Johnny "Hammond" Smith plays on the bonus track on this CD release of a 1973 album. Smith did not play on the original album.

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Bottom Groove, Wild Bill Moore, 2002, Milestone 47098

Originally released on the albums Wild Bill's Beat and Bottom Groove in the early 1960s. Johnny "Hammond" Smith plays on Bottom Groove.

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California Concert, CTI All-stars, 2010, CTI

A double CD expanded edition of an LP originally released in 1971.

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Taking Care Of Business / Lem's Beat, Oliver Nelson / Lem Winchester, 2012, Fresh Sounds

Tracks : Trane Whistle, Doxy, In Time, Lou's Good Dues Blues, All the Way, Groove, Eddy's Dilemma, Lem & Aide, Friendly Persuasion, Your Last Chance, Lady Day, Just Friends

A CD release that combines the Oliver Nelson LP Taking Care Of Business with the Lem Winchester LP Lem's Beat which were both released on New Jazz in 1960. Johnny "Hammond" Smith plays on theOliver Nelson album.

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Last updated November 2015