JOHNNY "HAMMOND" SMITH (JOHNNY HAMMOND)

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John Robert Smith (December 16, 1933 – June 4, 1997), also known as Johnny "Hammond" Smith, was an American soul jazz and hard bop organist. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, he was a renowned player of the Hammond B-3 organ so earning "Hammond" as a nickname, which also avoided his being confused with jazz guitarist Johnny Smith.

Smith played with Paul Williams and Chris Columbo before forming his own group. His bands featured singers Etta Jones, Byrdie Green, saxophonists Houston Person, Earl Edwards, guitarists Eddie McFadden, Floyd Smith, James Clark, vibist Freddie McCoy. His career took off as he was serving as accompanist to singer Nancy Wilson. One of his last accomplishments also included Nancy Wilson. He wrote the song "Quiet Fire" for her "Nancy Now" release in 1989. After a 10-year spell on Prestige Records throughout the 60s resulting in a series of albums, he signed for soul/R&B influenced Kudu imprint of
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Imagination
Soul Jazz 1959
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That Good Feelin'
Soul Jazz 1959
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All Soul
Soul Jazz 1959
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Talk That Talk
Soul Jazz 1960
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Stimulation
Soul Jazz 1961
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Gettin' The Message (with With Lem Winchester)
Soul Jazz 1961
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Johnny "Hammond" Smith Cooks With Gator Tail (aka Good 'Nuff)
Soul Jazz 1962
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Look Out
Soul Jazz 1963
JOHNNY 4.50 | 1 ratings
Black Coffee (aka Rufus Toofus)
Soul Jazz 1963
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Mr. Wonderful
Soul Jazz 1963
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Open House
Soul Jazz 1963
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A Little Taste
Soul Jazz 1963
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The Stinger
Soul Jazz 1965
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Opus De Funk
Soul Jazz 1966
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The Stinger Meets The Golden Thrush
Soul Jazz 1966
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Ebb Tide
Soul Jazz 1967
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Love Potion #9
Soul Jazz 1967
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Dirty Grape
Soul Jazz 1968
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Nasty!
Soul Jazz 1968
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Soul Flowers
Soul Jazz 1968
JOHNNY 4.50 | 1 ratings
Soul Talk
Soul Jazz 1969
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Black Feeling!
Soul Jazz 1970
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Here It 'Tis
Soul Jazz 1970
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What's Going On
Soul Jazz 1971
JOHNNY 3.50 | 1 ratings
Breakout
Soul Jazz 1971
JOHNNY 4.00 | 1 ratings
Wild Horses Rock Steady
Soul Jazz 1972
JOHNNY 3.00 | 1 ratings
The Prophet
Soul Jazz 1972
JOHNNY 3.50 | 1 ratings
Gambler's Life
RnB 1974
JOHNNY 3.50 | 1 ratings
Higher Ground
Soul Jazz 1974
JOHNNY 4.50 | 1 ratings
Gears
RnB 1975
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Forever Taurus
RnB 1976
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Storm Warning
RnB 1977
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Don't Let The System Get You
RnB 1978

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The Best Of Johnny "Hammond" Smith
Soul Jazz 1969
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The Best Of Johnny "Hammond" Smith For Lovers
Soul Jazz 1970
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Gears / Forever Taurus
Soul Jazz 1992
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That Good Feelin' • Talk That Talk
Soul Jazz 1993
JOHNNY 4.00 | 1 ratings
Johnny "Hammond" Smith - Legends Of Acid Jazz
Soul Jazz 1996
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That Good Feelin'
Soul Jazz 1996
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Open House
Soul Jazz 2001
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Essential Organ Masters
Soul Jazz 2013

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