Got My Mojo Workin'/Hoochie Cooche Man

Got My Mojo Workin'/Hoochie Cooche Man

by Jimmy Smith
     
 
After leading a series of notable jam sessions for Blue Note, organist Jimmy Smith signed a lucrative contract with Verve in 1962. Throughout the remainder of the decade, he recorded songs that ranged from treasures to trash, turning most of the music into bluesy vamps. On this CD, a reissue of the LPs Got My Mojo Workin' and Hoochie Cooche Man, Smith's

Overview

After leading a series of notable jam sessions for Blue Note, organist Jimmy Smith signed a lucrative contract with Verve in 1962. Throughout the remainder of the decade, he recorded songs that ranged from treasures to trash, turning most of the music into bluesy vamps. On this CD, a reissue of the LPs Got My Mojo Workin' and Hoochie Cooche Man, Smith's repertoire ranges from Billy Strayhorn's "Johnny Come Lately" and Oliver Nelson's "Blues and the Abstract Truth" to "I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man" and "I Can't Get No Satisfaction." In most cases, Smith's versions bear little resemblance to the original recordings. The earlier set has Smith featured with both a quartet and an octet arranged by Oliver Nelson. The remainder of the CD is a big band with Nelson's charts making the orchestra as exuberant as Smith's solos. Overall, the CD is not as essential as Jimmy Smith's better Blue Note dates, but is a worthwhile acquisition for fans of the jazz organ due to his enthusiasm and his ability to uplift the material.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/25/1997
Label:
Polygram Records
UPC:
0731453382824
catalogNumber:
533828

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jimmy Smith   Primary Artist,Organ,Vocals
Ron Carter   Bass
Richard Davis   Bass
Melba Liston   Trombone
Oliver Nelson   Conductor
Joe Newman   Trumpet
Jerome Richardson   Reeds,Baritone Saxophone
Ernie Royal   Trumpet
Grady Tate   Drums
Quentin Jackson   Trombone
Britt Woodman   Trombone
Bob Cranshaw   Bass
Willie Ruff   Flugelhorn
George Duvivier   Bass
Jack Agee   Reeds
Bob Ashton   Reeds
Kenny Burrell   Guitar
Don Butterfield   Tuba
Donald Corrado   Flugelhorn
Barry Galbraith   Guitar
Buddy Lucas   Harmonica
Tom McIntosh   Trombone
Romeo Penque   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Bobby Rosengarden   Percussion,Bongos
Bill Suyker   Guitar
Ben Tucker   Bass
Phil Woods   Reeds,Alto Saxophone
Snooky Young   Trumpet
Billy Butler   Guitar
Richard Gene Williams   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Oliver Nelson   Arranger
Orrin Keepnews   Liner Notes
Richard Seidel   Executive Producer
Jimmy Smith   Composer
Creed Taylor   Producer
Lili Picou   Director,Art Direction
Ben Young   Contributor
Preston Foster   Composer

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