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Jimmy Smith, Back at the Chicken Shack

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Jimmy Smith, Back at the Chicken Shack

Audio CD

Disk ID: 196646

Disk length: 38m 4s (4 Tracks)

Original Release Date: 1960

Label: Unknown

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“Back at the Chicken Shack” Tracks & Durations

1. Back At The Chicken Shack 8:02
2. When I Grow Too Old To Dream 9:55
3. Minor Chant 7:35
4. Messy Bessie12:28

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Review

This is the kind of nasty, back-alley music that makes you wince in ecstasy. With Stanley Turrentine's tenor and Kenny Burrell's guitar sharing solo space, the Hammond master digs in with a blues-drenched shovel. While certainly fluent in the bop idiom, Smith's organ work maintains a direct emotional peg that reflects the swing and jump blues of a previous generation. Turrentine, a relative newcomer at this point (1960), proves a perfect foil for Smith's funky ideas, forgoing flashy bop runs in favor of soulful, expressive passages. Even on chestnuts such as "When I Grow Too Old to Dream" and "On the Sunny Side of the Street," the foursome boils the melodies down to their barest bluesy core. Back at the Chicken Shack is the prototypical soul-jazz recording. --Marc Greilsamer

Other Versions

Albums are mined from the various public resources and can be actually the same but different in the tracks length only. We are keeping all versions now.

Jimmy Smith - Back at the Chicken Shack

Tracks: 4, Disk length: 38m 5s (+0m 1s)

Jimmy Smith - Back at the Chicken Shack

Tracks: 4, Disk length: 37m 58s (-1m 54s)

Jimmy Smith - Back at the Chicken Shack

Tracks: 4, Disk length: 37m 53s (-1m 49s)

Jimmy Smith - Back at the Chicken Shack

Tracks: 5 (+1 tracks), Disk length: 43m 53s (+5m 49s)

Jimmy Smith - Back at the Chicken Shack

Tracks: 5 (+1 tracks), Disk length: 43m 53s (+5m 49s)

Jimmy Smith - Back at the Chicken Shack

Tracks: 5 (+1 tracks), Disk length: 43m 54s (+5m 50s)

Jimmy Smith - Back at the Chicken Shack

Tracks: 5 (+1 tracks), Disk length: 44m 1s (+5m 57s)