Johnny Hammond

Johnny Hammond Johnny Hammond “Fantasy” (1975)
Johnny Hammond “Fantasy” 1975 Genre: Funk/Soul, Jazz Style: Fusion, Jazz, Funk.


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70s psychedelic jazz-funk song by johnny hammond so good….ladies put your make up and your dresses on and dance!!


Johnny Johnny “Hammond” Smith – Summertime / The Ghetto
Great track from the album Higher Ground (1974)


Johnny Hammond - Breakout (1971)Johnny Hammond – Breakout (1971)
from the album “Breakout”


Johnny Johnny “Hammond” Smith – Here It Tis
from Here It Tis.


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A Ron Hardy favorite almost always played during the hey day at the Music Box (at least that’s what I heard Ron Trent say) , Johnny Hammond – ‘Los Conquistadores Chocolates’ is a 6 minute odyssey…


Johnny Hammond - It's Too Late - 1971 [Soul-Jazz]Johnny Hammond – It’s Too Late – 1971 [Soul-Jazz]
Hammond Organ – Johnny Hammond Guitar – George Benson Trumpet – Freddie Hubbard Tenor Saxophone – Stanley Turrentine Alto Saxophone – Hank Crawford Drums – Billy Cobham Percussion …


JAZZ , 70’S.


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From Faze Action’s album “Abstract Funk Theory” (2002)


Johnny Johnny “hammond” Smith Purty Dirty


Johnny Hammond/Duane Allman - Shake For Me (Southern Fried/Anthology)Johnny Hammond/Duane Allman – Shake For Me (Southern Fried/Anthology)
Southern Fried Slide Guitar and Blues with Duane Allman & Johnny Hammond – Nuff Said.


Johnny Hammond - Fantasy (Late Night Tales: Jamiroquai)Johnny Hammond – Fantasy (Late Night Tales: Jamiroquai)
Available to buy now on iTunes: Late Night Tales Webshop: Listen on Spotify: Confirmed as the connoisseurs…


Johnny Johnny “hammond” Smith Ode To Billie Joe
LP SOUL FLOWERS Prestige records


Johnny Johnny “Hammond” Smith Quartet – Autumn Leaves
Johnny “Hammond” Smith (org), Thornel Schwartz (g), George Tucker (b), Leo Stevens (ds) Album:” Johnny “Hammond” Smith / That Good Feelin’ ” Recorded:Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 4, 1959.


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lady smooth johnny hammond from the lp storm warning 1977.


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 Johnny Hammond’s “The Art of Dying”
Johnny Hammond, published 2008, 237 pages


johnnyHammondSmithArtist Biography by Steve Huey
That Good Feelin’ Actually nicknamed after his instrument, Johnny “Hammond” Smith was perhaps one of the more underrated soul-jazz organists of the style’s heyday. Born John Robert Smith in Louisville, KY, on December 16, 1933, Smith began learning piano as a child, idolizing Bud Powell and Art Tatum early on. After moving to Cleveland, Smith heard jazz organ pioneer Wild Bill Davis and decided to switch instruments; he made his professional debut on the organ in 1958, around the same time he was working as an accompanist for vocalist Nancy Wilson. In 1959, he began recording as a leader for Prestige, an association that would last through 1970 and produce highlights like That Good Feelin’, Talk That Talk, Black Coffee, Open House, Ebb Tide, and Soul Talk, among others. As time passed, Smith’s style got progressively funkier, and in 1971, he shortened his name to Johnny Hammond and moved to producer Creed Taylor’s CTI label family. Hammond recorded five jazz-funk albums over the next three years, including Breakout, Wild Horses/Rock Steady, and the Mizell Brothers-helmed Gambler’s Life.

In 1975, Hammond moved to Milestone and recorded the culmination of his move into jazz-funk, Gears, another collaboration with the Mizell Brothers that was reviled by purists and canonized by acid jazz fans. After a few more sessions for Milestone, Smith largely retired from jazz, settling in Southern California and investing in real estate. He began recording sporadically again in the ’90s, but was stricken with cancer and died on June 4, 1997.


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