A record that's way way different than the sound of Jimmy Smith
Blue Note work – and a much-loved set by fans of 70s funk! Jimmy
's organ is still very strongly out front of the arrangements – but it's soaring over the top of grooves done by Jerry Peters and Michael "Incredible Bongo Band" Viner – tracks that have a harder, hipper style than most of Smith
's other recordings from the time – in a groove that often comes close to the best blacksploitation soundtracks of the time! The drums are plenty heavy on many numbers here – kicking in a hard and heavy bottom that gives the record a few key breaks – and other numbers even use a bit of chorus vocals, but in a way that never overwhelms the tracks, just supports them with a nice righteous edge. Titles include the classic break version of "I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More Babe", plus "Something You Got", "Wildflower", "Hang Em High", "Groovin", "Pipeline", "Why Can't We Live Together", and "Joy".
(Cover has some wear, a promo sticker, another sticker, some marker, an ink stamp, some stains, and a bit of seam splitting.)