Johnny "Hammond" Cooks with Gator Tail

Johnny "Hammond" Cooks with Gator Tail is an album by jazz organist Johnny "Hammond" Smith and saxophonist Willis Jackson recorded for the Prestige label in 1962.[1]

Johnny "Hammond" Cooks with Gator Tail
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Studio album by
RecordedJune 12, 1962
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
PR 7239
ProducerEsmond Edwards
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Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic     [2]

AllMusic writer Richie Unterberger awarded the album 3 stars and stating "This Smith/Jackson joint session is typical early-'60s Prestige soul-jazz, with all the good and bad that implies".[2]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Johnny "Hammond" Smith except where noted.

  1. "Good 'Nuff"
  2. "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen" (Traditional)
  3. "Sonja's Dreamland"
  4. "Bésame Mucho" (Sunny Skylar, Consuelo Velázquez)
  5. " Y'all" (Willis Jackson)
  6. "Neck Bones"
  7. "Delicious"



  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed February 19, 2013.
  2. ^ a b Unterberger, R. AllMusic listing accessed February 19, 2013.