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Midnight Special
Jimmy Smith
Midnight Special
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop
 
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Organist Jimmy Smith, tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine, and guitarist Kenny Burrell always make for a potent team, and with drummer Donald Bailey completing the group, the quartet digs soulfully into such numbers as th...  more »

      
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All Artists: Jimmy Smith
Title: Midnight Special
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Blue Note Records
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop
Styles: Soul-Jazz & Boogaloo, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 077778407829

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Organist Jimmy Smith, tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine, and guitarist Kenny Burrell always make for a potent team, and with drummer Donald Bailey completing the group, the quartet digs soulfully into such numbers as the groovin' "Midnight Special," "Jumpin' the Blues," and "One O'Clock Jump." A highly recommended album. Players Include:
Jimmy Smith - Organ, Organ (Hammond)
Stanley Turrentine - Sax (Tenor)
Donald Bailey - Drums
Kenny Burrell - Guitar

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Another Masterpiece!
j. | 11/25/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Midnight Special" is the lesser-known sister album of Jimmy Smith's monumental "Back at the Chicken Shack." The "Midnight Special" album has exactly the same sound (lineup) and the songs on "Midnight Special" seem to pick up right where "Chicken Shack" left off. Jimmy shines as master of his art, making jamming on the electric organ sound as easy as walking. He's bluesy, funky, and bopping all at the same time. And if the electric organ is the heart of this album, then the saxophone is the soul. There simply isn't a bad note on this album, and it's a shame it isn't remembered with as much popularity and praise as "Chicken Shack." It's just as good."
Quintessential
Andrew Stevenson | Union Springs, New York | 08/23/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Midnight Special" and "Back At The Chicken Shack," both featuring the same line-up (Jimmy Smith - organ, Stanley Turrentine - tenor saxophone, Kenny Burrell - guitar, and Donald Bailey - drums,) are the quintessential organ / tenor sax recordings. Which is better? Well they were both recorded at the same place on the same day so they should be treated as one. In other words, buy them both!"
Excellent.
S. Kat | A place where the sun don't shine | 10/28/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It is surprising that Jimmy's 'Back at the Chicken Shack' has so many more reviews listed than 'Midnight Special'. This album is just as good as or better than Back at the Chicken Shack. If you love one, you'll love the other. If you have neither, buy both for crying out loud - they're excellent."