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Damn! (Jimmy Smith album)

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Damn! is a 1996 album by the American jazz organist Jimmy Smith. The album was Smith's first album for Verve Records for over twenty years.[1][2]

Damn!
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Studio album by
Released1995
RecordedJanuary 24–25, 1995
GenreJazz
Length62:48
LabelVerve
Producer
Jimmy Smith chronology
Sum Serious Blues'
(1993)
Damn!
(1995)
Angel Eyes: Ballads & Slow Jams
(1996)

Damn! peaked at number 13 on the Billboard Top Jazz Album charts.[3]

Contents

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [1]

The AllMusic review by Steve Leggett awarded the album four stars with Leggett writing that "The whole album, start to finish, works a wonderful groove, but versions here of James Brown's "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag," Herbie Hancock's "Watermelon Man," and Charlie Parker's "Scrapple from the Apple" are particularly strong..Damn! is right up there with his best work, full of a joyous energy, and it sparked a resurgence of sorts for Smith."[1]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" (James Brown) – 7:30
  2. "Sister Sadie" (Horace Silver) – 6:57
  3. "Woody 'n' You" (Dizzy Gillespie) – 6:50
  4. "The One Before This" (Gene Ammons) – 6:53
  5. "Watermelon Man" (Herbie Hancock) – 8:43
  6. "Dat Dere" (Bobby Timmons) – 7:30
  7. "Scrapple from the Apple" (Charlie Parker) – 5:25
  8. "Hi-Fly" (Randy Weston) – 6:35
  9. "A L Mode" (Curtis Fuller) – 6:25

PersonnelEdit

Production
  • Jim Anderson – engineer, mixing
  • Lola Smith – executive producer
  • Allan Tucker – mastering
  • Chris Albert – mixing assistant
  • Jimmy Katz – photography
  • Camille Tominaro – production coordination
  • David Lau – art direction, design
  • Rudi Mallasch – assistant coordinator
  • Scott Austin – assistant engineer
  • Nate Herr – coordination
  • Richard Seidel – producer
  • Don Sickler

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Damn!". Allmusic. Retrieved March 23, 2015.
  2. ^ Discogs accessed March 20, 2015
  3. ^ Damn! – Awards at AllMusic