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Jimmy Smith: The Complete February 1957 Jimmy Smith Blue Note Sessions (1957)

Mosaic MD3-154 (1994)

Track list:

CD 1 (S23X-17915-1)
101 – Falling In Love With Love
102 – First Night Blues
103 – Funk’s Oats
104 – Groovy Date
105 – I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart

CD 2 (S23X-17915-2)
201 – Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart
202 – I’m Getting Sentimental Over You
203 – Summertime
204 – Plum Nellie
205 – Plum Nellie (alt tk)
206 – Billie’s Bounce
207 – Yardbird Suite
208 – There’s A Small Hotel
209 – All Day Long

CD 3 (S23X-17915-3)
301 – Somebody Loves Me
302 – The Third Day
303 – All The Things You Are
304 – The Fight
305 – There Will Never Be Another You
306 – How High The Moon
307 – Buns A Plenty
308 – The Duel
309 – Blue Moon
310 – Cherokee

Personnel:

Jimmy Smith – organ
Donald Byrd – trumpet
Lou Donaldson – alto sax
Hank Mobley – tenor sax
Eddie McFadden – guitar
Kenny Burrell – guitar
Art Blakey – drums
Donald Bailey – drums

Recorded: Manhattan Towers, New York City; February 11, 12 and 13, 1957.
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(A) Donald Byrd (tp), Lou Donaldson (as), Hank Mobley (ts), Jimmy Smith (org), Eddie McFadden (g), Art Blakey (d).
February 11, 1957
tk.3 Falling In Love With Love BLP-1547
tk.4 First Night Blues (omit horns) unissued
tk.5 Funk’s Oats 45-1677, BLP 1547
tk.6 Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart (omit horns) BLP 1556
tk.8 Groovy Date BLP 1548
tk.9 I Let A Song Go Out OF My Heart BLP 1548
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(B) Lou Donaldson (as), Jimmy Smith (org).
February 12, 1957
tk.1 I’m Getting Sentimental Over You 45-1668, BLP 1548
tk.2 Summertime 45-1667, BLP 1551

same session, add Eddie McFadden (g), Donald Bailey (d).
tk.3 Somebody Loves Me (omit as) BLP 1556
tk.5 Plum Nellie BLP 1552
tk.6 Plum Nellie (alternate take) 45-1668

same session, but Kenny Burrell (g), Art Blakey (d) replace McFadden and Bailey.
tk.8 Billie’s Bounce BLP 1552
tk.10 Yardbird Suite BLP 1551, BST 89903, BNLA 159-2
tk.11 There’s A Small Hotel (no as) BLP 1551
tk.12 All Day Long 45-1676, BLP 1551, BST 89901

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(C) Jimmy Smith (org), Eddie McFadden (g), Donald Bailey (d).
February 13, 1957
tk.3 The Third Day unissued
tk.4 All The Things You Are (omit g,d) BLP 1556
tk.6 The Fight (omit g,d) BLP 1556
tk.7 There Will Never Be Another You 45-1686, BLP 1556
tk.8 How High The Moon 45-1667, BLP 1547
tk.9 Buns A Plenty BLP 1552
tk.10 The Duel -1 BLP 1552
tk.11 Blue Moon 45-1685, BLP 1556, BNLA 400-2
tk.12 Cherokee unissued
-1 omit McFadden, Art Blakey replaces Bailey (d).
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Album Index:

BLP 1547 A Date With Jimmy Smith – volume one
BLP 1548 A Date With Jimmy Smith – volume two
BLP 1551 Jimmy Smith At The Organ – volume one
BLP 1552 Jimmy Smith At The Organ – volume two
BLP 1556 The Sounds Of Jimmy Smith
BST 89901 Jimmy Smith’s Greatest Hits (double LP)
BST 89903 Blue Note’s Three Decades Of Jazz 1949-1959 (double LP)
BNLA 159-2 reissue of above
BNLA 400-2 Jimmy Smith (double LP)

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Original sessions producer: Alfred Lion
Recording engineer: Rudy van Gelder

Recorded in mono

Photography: Francis Wolff
Design direction: Richard Mantel

Re-issue produced by Michael Cuscuna
Executive producer: Charlie Lourie

February 1957 Blue Note Sessions -notes (pdf 102kB)

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