Organ Grinder Swing


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Our take

Jimmy Smith, famous for popularising the Hammond B-3 organ during the 50s and 60s, marked a return on Organ Grinder Swing to the trio ensemble that he'd used on his Blue Note recordings earlier in his career.

While the electric organ had been used in jazz by Fats Waller, Count Basie, Wild Bill Davis and others, Smith's virtuoso improvisation technique on the Hammond helped to popularise the electric organ as a jazz and blues instrument. This album was the second highest charting album of Smith's career, reaching a position of #15 on the US Billboard 200 charts, and remaining on the charts for 31 weeks.

The vitals

A small preview from Spotify

Released: 1965
Genre: Jazz
Label: Verve

Condition: New
Format: 1 x Vinyl LP
Speed: 33 1/3 RPM


1. "The Organ Grinder's Swing" (2:15)
2. "Oh, No, Babe" (9:00)
3. "Blues For J" (5:15)
4. "Greensleeves" (8:53)
5. "I'll Close My Eyes" (3:16)
6. "Satin Doll" (7:00)

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