Gettin’ The Message – 1960

Label: Prestige
Cat #: 7217
Recorded October 14, 1960

Johnny Hammond Smith - Gettin' The Message 1960

Track Listing
1. Dementia
2. Princess
3. Gettin’ The Message
4. Swanee River
5. Just Say So Long
6. Lid Flippin’

Johnny “Hammond” Smith – Organ
Bill Erskine – Drums
Eddie McFadden – Guitar
Lem Winchester – Vibes
Wendell Marshall – Bass

Billboard Magazine’s Review (May 12, 1962, page 24)
Johnny (Hammond) Smith with Lem Winchester, Prestige PRLP 7217 (M) – Johnny (Hammond) Smith has perhaps his best LP effort to date here. The formidable jazz organist has always been a swinger of the first rank, but on this set he also shows first-class showmanship and taste. The addition of the late Lem Winchester adds a touch of contemplation which gives the instrumental sound distinctiveness – much like a funky Modern Jazz Quartet. The album is neatly divided into a variety of moods with “Swanee River,” “Gettin’ the Message” and “Princess” among the top tracks.

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