A Spoonful of Jazz

A Spoonful of Jazz is an album by saxophonist Bud Shank recorded in 1967 for the World Pacific label.[1][2] The album features interpretations of tunes associated with The Lovin' Spoonful.

A Spoonful of Jazz
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Studio album by
Los Angeles, CA
LabelWorld Pacific
WP 1868
ProducerRichard Bock
Bud Shank chronology
Bud Shank & the Sax Section
A Spoonful of Jazz
Bud Shank Plays Music from Today's Movies


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic     [3]

The Allmusic review by Ken Dryden awarded the album 1 star and said that: "This historical curiosity shows how desperate labels like World Pacific sought to attract some of the pop audience to jazz artists; it can be safely bypassed by all jazz fans, except for the most obsessive collectors of the music of Bud Shank".[3]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by John Sebasitian except as indicated

  1. "Summer in the City" (John Sebastian, Mark Sebastian, Steve Boone) - 2:58
  2. "Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind?" - 2:21
  3. "(You and Me and) Rain on the Roof" - 2:25
  4. "Amy's Theme" - 3:36
  5. "Cocoanut Grove" (Sebastian, Zal Yanovsky) - 2:43
  6. "Lovin' You" - 2:27
  7. "Darlin' Be Home Soon" - 3:34
  8. "Six O'Clock" - 2:30
  9. "Younger Girl" - 2:41
  10. "Didn't Wanna Have to Do It" - 3:08
  11. "Daydream" - 3:12
  12. 'Do You Believe in Magic" - 2:06



  1. ^ Pacific Jazz Records Catalog: 1800/21800/21900 series accessed January 13, 2016
  2. ^ Edwards, D., Eyrie, P. and Callahan, M. World Pacific Album Discography, accessed December 15, 2015
  3. ^ a b Dryden, Ken. A Spoonful of Jazz – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved January 12, 2016.