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Jimmy Smith Discography

There are a number of Don Gardener compilations featuring Jimmy Smith and released as Jimmy Smith albums. There are also a number of other collections released as Jimmy Smith albums that feature Smith only on a few tracks or sometimes not at all. There were a number of other musicians called Jimmy (or Jimmie) Smith who sometimes get confused with the more famous Jimmy Smith.

Generally if confused or in doubt about a release I have omitted it from this list. The list is therefore far from comprehensive but hopefully does not contain as many mistakes as it might otherwise have done!

Group leader or co-leader recordings

Group leader: major albums

info Jimmy Smith At The Organ, Vol. 1, A New Sound, A New Star, Jimmy Smith, 1956
info Jimmy Smith At The Organ, Vol. 2, A New Sound, A New Star (aka The Champ), Jimmy Smith, 1956
info Jimmy Smith At The Organ, Vol. 3 (aka The Incredible Jimmy Smith), Jimmy Smith, 1956
info The Incredible Jimmy Smith at Club Baby Grand, Vol. 1, Jimmy Smith, 1956
info The Incredible Jimmy Smith at Club Baby Grand, Vol. 2, Jimmy Smith, 1956
info A Date With Jimmy Smith, Vol. 1, Jimmy Smith, 1957
info A Date With Jimmy Smith, Vol. 2, Jimmy Smith, 1957
info Jimmy Smith at the Organ, Vol. 1, Jimmy Smith, 1957
info Jimmy Smith at the Organ, Vol. 2, Jimmy Smith, 1957
info The Sounds Of, Jimmy Smith, 1957
info Plays Pretty Just For You, Jimmy Smith, 1957
info Groovin At Small's Paradise, Vol. 1, Jimmy Smith, 1958
info Groovin At Small's Paradise, Vol. 2, Jimmy Smith, 1958
info The Sermon, Jimmy Smith, 1958
info House Party, Jimmy Smith, 1958
info Home Cookin', Jimmy Smith, 1959
info Crazy Baby!, Jimmy Smith, 1960
info Midnight Special, Jimmy Smith, 1960
info Back At The Chicken Shack, Jimmy Smith, 1961
info Plays Fats Waller, Jimmy Smith, 1962
info Bashin': The Unpredictable, Jimmy Smith, 1962
info Rockin' The Boat, Jimmy Smith, 1963
info Hobo Flats, Jimmy Smith, 1963
info Live At The Village Gate, Jimmy Smith Trio, 1963
info Any Number Can Win, Jimmy Smith, 1963
info Blue Bash, Kenny Burrell/Jimmy Smith, 1963
info Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Jimmy Smith, 1964
info The Cat, Jimmy Smith, 1964
info Prayer Meetin', Jimmy Smith with Stanley Turrentine, 1964
info Christmas Cookin', Jimmy Smith, 1964
info Monster, Jimmy Smith, 1965
info Organ Grinder Swing, Jimmy Smith, 1965
info Softly As A Summer Breeze, Jimmy Smith, 1965
info Got My Mojo Workin', Jimmy Smith, 1965
info Recorded Live In Hamburg, Jimmy Smith, 1965
info Live In Concert, Jimmy Smith, 1965
info Peter & The Wolf, Jimmy Smith, 1966
info Hoochie Coochie Man, Jimmy Smith, 1966
info Open House, Jimmy Smith, 1966
info Jimmy & Wes: The Dynamic Duo, Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery, 1966
info Bucket!, Jimmy Smith, 1966
info I'm Movin' On, Jimmy Smith, 19667
info Respect, Jimmy Smith, 1967
info Further Adventures Of Jimmy And Wes, Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery, 1968
info Stay Loose, Jimmy Smith, 1968
info Livin' It Up, Jimmy Smith, 1968
info Plain Talk, Jimmy Smith, 1968
info The Boss, Jimmy Smith, 1969
info Groove Drops, Jimmy Smith, 1970
info I'm Gon' Get Myself Together, Jimmy Smith, 1971
info In A Plain Brown Wrapper, Jimmy Smith, 1971
info Root Down: Live, Jimmy Smith, 1972
info Bluesmith, Jimmy Smith, 1972
info Newport In New York '72, Vol. 5: The Jimmy Smith Jam, Jimmy Smith et al, 1973
info Portuguese Soul, Jimmy Smith, 1973
info The Other Side Of Jimmy Smith, Jimmy Smith, 1973
info Blacksmith, Jimmy Smith, 1974
info Paid In Full, Jimmy Smith, 1974
info '75, Jimmy Smith, 1975
info Sit On It, Jimmy Smith, 1977
info It's Necessary, Jimmy Smith, 1977
info Unfinished Business, Jimmy Smith, 1978
info Jimmy Smith Trio + LD, Jimmy Smith, 1978
info Confirmation, Jimmy Smith, 1979
info The Cat Strikes Again, Jimmy Smith, 1980
info Cool Blues, Jimmy Smith, 1980
info Second Coming, Jimmy Smith, 1981
info On The Sunny Side, Jimmy Smith, 1981
info Off The Top, Jimmy Smith, 1983
info Keep On Comin', Jimmy Smith, 1983
info Special Guests, Jimmy Smith, 1983
info Go For Whatcha Know, Jimmy Smith, 1986
info Prime Time, Jimmy Smith, 1989
info Fourmost, Jimmy Smith, 1991
info Sum Serious Blues, Jimmy Smith, 1993
info The Master, Jimmy Smith Trio, 1994
info The Master II, Jimmy Smith Trio, 1994
info Damn!, Jimmy Smith, 1995
info Angel Eyes: Ballads & Slow Jams, Jimmy Smith, 1996
info Cherokee, Jimmy Smith, 1996
info All the Way Live, Jimmy Smith & Eddie Harris, 1996?
info Lonesome Road, Jimmy Smith, 1996?
info Standards, Jimmy Smith, 1998
info Six Views Of The Blues, Jimmy Smith, 1999
info Fourmost Return, Jimmy Smith, 2001
info Dot Com Blues, Jimmy Smith, 2001
info La Métamorphose des Cloportes Soundtrack, Jimmy Smith, 2003
info Straight Life, Jimmy Smith, 2007

Group leader: compilations, twofers, etc

info Jimmy Smith's Greatest Hits!, Jimmy Smith, 1968
info The Best Of, Jimmy Smith, 1968 (Verve)
info 24 Karat Hits, Jimmy Smith, 1968
info Jimmy Smith (Blue Note Reissue Series), Jimmy Smith, 1975?
info The Singles, Jimmy Smith, 1983
info Compact Jazz, Jimmy Smith, 1987
info The Best Of, Jimmy Smith, 1988 (Blue Note)
info Plays The Blues, Jimmy Smith, 1988
info Open House/Plain Talk, Jimmy Smith, 1992
info Jazz Masters 29, Jimmy Smith, 1994
info Jazz 'Round Midnight, Jimmy Smith, 1994
info The Complete February 1957 Jimmy Smith Blue Note Sessions, Jimmy Smith, 1994
info Walk On The Wild Side: Best of the Verve Years, Jimmy Smith, 1995
info Talkin' Verve: Roots Of Acid Jazz, Jimmy Smith, 1996
info En Concert, Jimmy Smith & His Trio, 1996
info Jimmy Smith and His Trio, Jimmy Smith & His Trio, 1996
info Jimmy Smith at the Organ, Vols. 1-3: A New Sound, A New Star, Jimmy Smith, 1997
info Jazz Profile, Jimmy Smith, 1997
info Got My Mojo Workin' (2-on-1 CD), Jimmy Smith, 1997
info The Blue Note Years, Jimmy Smith, 1999
info The Ultimate, Jimmy Smith, 1999
info Complete Groovin At Small's Paradise, Jimmy Smith, 1999
info Paris Jazz Concert, Jimmy Smith, 1999
info Blue Bash (expanded CD), Kenny Burrell/Jimmy Smith, 1999
info Jimmy Smith's Finest Hour, Jimmy Smith, 2000
info Immortal Concerts, Jimmy Smith, 2000
info JS: B-3, The Very Best Of, Jimmy Smith, 2001
info Salle Pleyel, 28 Mai 1965, Part 1, Jimmy Smith & the Trio, 2001
info Salle Pleyel, 28 Mai 1965, Part 2, Jimmy Smith & the Trio, 2001
info The Definitive, Jimmy Smith, 2002
info Daybreak, Jimmy Smith, 2002
info The Cat Swings Again, Jimmy Smith, 2003
info Retrospective, Jimmy Smith, 2004
info Black Cat, Jimmy Smith, 2004
info The Very Best, Jimmy Smith, 2005
info Music For Lovers, Jimmy Smith, 2006
info Milestone Profiles, Jimmy Smith, 2006
info Finest In Jazz, Jimmy Smith, 2007
info Ready 'N' Able, Jimmy Smith, 2007
info Electrifyin', Jimmy Smith, 2008
info The Definitive Collection, Jimmy Smith, 2008
info Testifyin', Jimmy Smith, 2008
info The Complete Sermon Sessions, Jimmy Smith, 2009
info Jazz Manifesto: A New Sound, A New Star 1 & 2, Jimmy Smith, 2010
info Respect / Livin' It Up, Jimmy Smith, 2010
info Eighth Wonder Of The World, Jimmy Smith, 2010
info Plays The Hits: Great Songs/Great Performances, Jimmy Smith, 2010
info Plays Red Hot Blues, Jimmy Smith, 2010
info Jazz Inspiration, Jimmy Smith, 2012

Group leader: on various artist compilations

info The Hits Are On Verve, Various Artists, 1964
info Get Yourself A College Girl Soundtrack, Various Artists, 1964
info Hullabaloo Au Go Go, Various Artists, 1964?
info Verve Jazz Book, Various Artists, 1966
info Blue Note's Three Decades Of Jazz: 1949-1959, Various Artists, 1969?
info Blue Note's Three Decades Of Jazz: 1959-1969, Various Artists, 1969?
info The Greatest Organ Players, Various Artists, 1969?
info Decades Of Jazz, Vol. 2: 1949-1959, Various Artists, 1973
info Decades Of Jazz, Vol. 3: 1959-1969, Various Artists, 1973
info A World Of Jazz, Various Artists, 197?
info The Best Of Blue Note, Various Artists, 1984
info Baptist Beat, Various Artists, 1987
info Compact Jazz: The Sampler, Various Artists, 1987
info Jazz Juice 6, Various Artists, 1987
info A Sample Of Blue Notes, Various Artists, 1987
info Blue Note 50th Anniversary Collection, Vol. 1 1939-56: From Boogie To Bop, Various Artists, 1989
info Blue Note 50th Anniversary Collection, Vol. 3 1956-1967: Funk & Blues, Various Artists, 1989
info Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas, Various Artists, 1989
info The Best Of Blue Note, Vol.1, Various Artists, 1990
info Jazz Like You've Never Heard It Before, Various Artists, 1990
info So Blue So Funky, Various Artists, 1991
info The Best Of Blue Note, Various Artists, 1991
info Funktified ... And Groovin' Hard, Various Artists, 1991
info Verve Jazz Box, Various Artists, 1991
info Tempo Jazz Edition, Vol. 3, Various Artists, 1991
info Blue Gershwin, Various Artists, 1992
info Jazz Classics, Various Artists, 1992
info 'Round Midnight, Various Artists, 1993
info '60s Instrumentals: Take Two, Various Artists, 1993
info Midnight Moods: The Lighter Side of Jazz, Various Artists, 1993
info Playboy's 40th Anniversary: Four Decades of Jazz 1953-1993, Various Artists, 1993
info So Blue So Funky, Vol. 2, Various Artists, 1994
info Midnight Blue, Various Artists, 1994
info Verve Grammy Winners, Various Artists, 1994
info The Verve Story 1944-1994, Various Artists, 1994
info The Very Best Of Blue Note Jazz, Various Artists, 1994
info Carnegie Hall Salutes The Jazz Masters, Various Artists, 1994
info Essential Funk, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 1994
info Talkin' Verve: Roots of Acid Jazz, Various Artists, 1995
info Move To Groove: The Best of 1970s Jazz-Funk, Various Artists, 1995
info 60 Great Jazz Classics at the Movies, Various Artists, 1995
info Casino Soundtrack, Various Artists, 1995
info Mercury Records Jazz Story, Various Artists, 1995
info Can't Get Enough, Various Artists, 1995
info Jazz Juice #2, Various Artists, 1995
info The Soul Of Jazz, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 1995
info Great Instrumental Hits Of The 50's-80's, Various Artists, 1995
info Love Organs, Various Artists, 1996
info Blow For Jazz, Various Artists, 1996
info Jazz Masters 60: The Collection, Various Artists, 1996
info Blue York Blue York, Various Artists, 1996
info Blue Notables Vol.12 : Blue Note's Six Vital Organs, Various Artists, 1996
info Soulful Grooves, Vol. 1: R&B Instrumental Classics, Various Artists, 1996
info Best Of Jazz 'Round Midnight, Various Artists, 1996
info The Ultimate Bachelor's Pad Set, Various Artists, 1996
info Instrumental Gems Of The 60s, Various Artists, 1996
info Masters of Jazz, Vol. 4: Big Bands of the 50s & 60s, Various Artists, 1996
info Masters of Jazz, Vol. 7: Jazz Hit Singles, Various Artists, 1996
info Kickin' The 3: The Best of Organ Trio Jazz, Various Artists, 1997
info MVP Roots of Jazz Funk, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 1997
info Talkin' Verve: Cool, Various Artists, 1997
info The Blue Box: Blue Note's Best, Various Artists, 1997
info One Night Stand Soundtrack, Various Artists, 1997
info Mood Mosaic 2: Barnie's Grooves, Various Artists, 1997
info Tribe Vibes, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 1997
info Dancefloor Jazz, Various Artists, 1997
info Blue 45s: The Ultimate Jukebox, Various Artists, 1998
info The Blue Note Years (Box set), Various Artists, 1998
info Slow Jams: On the Jazz Tip, Vol. 4, Various Artists, 1998
info Talkin' Verve: Groovy, Various Artists, 1998
info Ultimate Jazz, Various Artists, 1998
info Birth of The Cool Funk: Vintage Jams & Serious Grooves, Vol. 3, Various Artists, 1998
info Smooth Ride: Ultimate Driving Collection, Various Artists, 1998
info Blue Monk: Blue Note Plays Monk's Music, Various Artists, 1999
info Blue Note Plays Gershwin, Various Artists, 1999
info The Blue Note Years, Vol. 3: Organ & Soul, Various Artists, 1999
info Rhapsody In Blue, Various Artists, 1999
info The Best Blue Note Album in the World Ever, Various Artists, 1999
info I Got Rhythm: Jazz Stars Play Gershwin, Various Artists, 1999
info Essential Jazz, Various Artists, 1999
info Verve Elite Edition Collectors' Disc, Various Artists, 1999
info Essential Jazz: Cool Classics, Various Artists, 1999
info Blues After Hours (2 CD), Various Artists, 1999
info Blues After Hours (1 CD), Various Artists, 1999
info Jazz Ballads For Late Nights, Various Artists, 1999
info Soho Blue, Various Artists, 19??
info Blue Mambo, Various Artists, 2000
info Sweet And Dangerous Jazz Blues, Various Artists, 2000
info A Collection of Various Interpretations of Sunny, Various Artists, 2000
info Organ-Ized, Various Artists, 2000
info The Hammond Organ Collection, Various Artists, 2000
info The Funky End, Various Artists, 2000
info Midnight Jazz, Various Artists, 2000
info Jazz Ballads For Easy Listening, Various Artists, 2000
info Messin' Around, Various Artists, 2000
info Version Excursion, Various Artists, 2000
info A Night Out With Verve, Various Artists, 2000
info The Verve Album, Various Artists, 2000
info The Jazz Collection, Various Artists, 2000
info Have You Had Your Vitamin B-3 Today?, Various Artists, 2001
info Cold Sweat, Various Artists, 2001
info Let There Be Funk, Various Artists, 2001
info Maximum Rhythm & Blue, Various Artists, 2001
info The In Crowd: Ultimate Collection 1958-67, Various Artists, 2001
info Verve Presents: The Very Best of Christmas Jazz, Various Artists, 2001
info Cool Jazz: The Coolest of the Cool, Various Artists, 2001
info Sunshine: The Cool Sound of a Hot Summer, Various Artists, 2001
info Switched On: Cool Sound of TV Advertising, Various Artists, 2001
info Sounds From The Verve Hi-Fi, Various Artists, 2002
info The Ultimate Gangster Movie Soundtrack, Various Artists, 2002
info Jazz Fever: Sizzlin' Hot Jazz, Various Artists, 2002
info Tune In - Chill Out, Various Artists, 2002
info Jazz Chillout, Various Artists, 2002 (EMI)
info Classic Jazz: Jazz Legends, Various Artists, 2003
info The Blue Box of Blues, Various Artists, 2003
no info Club Jazz, Vol. 3, Various Artists, 2003
info You Can Count On Me, Various Artists, 2003
info From Latin To Jazz Dance, Vol. 3, Various Artists, 2003
info From Latin To Jazz Dance, Vol. 4, Various Artists, 2003
info Strange Currencies, Various Artists, 2003
info No Room for Squares, Vol. 3, Various Artists, 2004
info Blunited States: Coast To Coast, Various Artists, 2004
info Velvet Jazz III, Various Artists, 2004
info Take Four: 49 Essential Jazz Tracks, Various Artists, 2004
info The Paul Gambaccini Collection, Various Artists, 2004
info The Jazz Box, Various Artists, 2004
info Now That's Adult Themes, Various Artists, 2004
info Mix Juice, Vol. 1: Ultimate Organ Compilation, Various Artists, 2004
no info The Best 100 Jazz, Various Artists, 2005
info Soul Mate: Blue Note by Bobby Flores, Various Artists, 2005
info Blue Note: A Story of Jazz, Various Artists, 2005
info Blue Note Plays Ray Charles, Various Artists, 2005
info Blue Note: Perfect Takes, Various Artists, 2005
info Black Crazy Nights: Blue Note by Bobby Flores, Various Artists, 2005
info The Best Smooth Jazz...Ever!, Vol. 2, Various Artists, 2005
info Verve Remixed 3, Various Artists, 2005
info Verve Unmixed 3, Various Artists, 2005
info The Complete Verve Remixed, Various Artists, 2005
info Cool Notes: Jazz At The Cafe, Various Artists, 2005
info In Love with New York, Various Artists, 2005
info Hip Hammond & Soulful Grooves, Various Artists, 2006
info Great Jazz Organ, Various Artists, 2006
info Blue Note Plays Gershwin, Various Artists, 2006
info Blue Note Plays Rodgers & Hart, Various Artists, 2006
info The Argo, Verve and Impulse Big Band Studio Sessions, Oliver Nelson/Various Artists, 2006
info Soul Jazz, Various Artists, 2006
info Thriller Jazz, Various Artists, 2006
info Jazz Swings Pop, Various Artists, 2006
info Out Of Sight: More Sounds From The In Crowd, Various Artists, 2006
info 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best of Jazz, Vol. 2, Various Artists, 2006
info The Beastie Collection 2, Various Artists, 2006
info All Through The Night: Voices In Jazz And Blues, Various Artists, 2006
info We Get a Kick out of Jazz, Too, Various Artists, 2006
info The Jazz Album 2006, Various Artists, 2006
info Music For Lovers: Jazz For A Romantic Mood, Various Artists, 2006
info The Original Jazz Box Set, Various Artists, 2006
info The Manifesto Of Rare Groove, Vols 1-3, Various Artists, 2007
info Relaxin' Blue, Various Artists, 2007
info Evenin' Blue, Various Artists, 2007
info Feelin' Blue, Various Artists, 2007
info Smokin' Blue, Various Artists, 2007
info Organized!, Various Artists, 2007
info Let's Dance Jazz!, Various Artists, 2007
info The Blue Box Of Jazz, Various Artists, 2007
info 1's: Number Ones: Jazz, Various Artists, 2007
info 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Christmas Jazz, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 2007
info 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Christmas Jazz, Vol. 2, Various Artists, 2007
info Swinging Christmas (Jazz Club), Various Artists, 2007
info Blue Note Hits!: RVG Digital Edition, Vol. 3, Various Artists, 2007
info Blue Note Hits!: RVG Digital Edition, Vol. 5, Various Artists, 2007
info RVG Series Sampler August - September 2007, Various Artists, 2007
info Pure Jazz, Various Artists, 2007
info Jazz Favourites, Various Artists, 2007
info The Leopard Lounge At The Movies, Various Artists, 2007
info Magicians Soundtrack, Various Artists, 2007
info Good Juice: Hot Hammond and Cool Organ Cocktails, Various Artists, 2008
info The Soul Of Jazz, Various Artists, 2008
info The Jazz Hits, Various Artists, 2008
info Psychedelic Jazz, Various Artists, 2008
info Cocktail Jazz, Various Artists, 2008
info Best Blue Note: RVG 100, Various Artists, 2008
info Carnival: Spicy Flavors & Exotic Grooves Set Fire To Blue Note, Various Artists, 2008
info Feline Groove: 24 Purrfect Tracks for Kool Kats, Various Artists, 2008
info Newport In New York '72, Various Artists, 2009
info 110 Original Hits: Jazz, Various Artists, 2010
info 100 Best Jazz Tunes Of The 1950's, Various Artists, 2011

Playing contributions to other recordings

Other recordings: major albums

info Smackwater Jack, Quincy Jones, 1971
info Ellington Is Forever, Vol. 1, Kenny Burrell, 1975
info Venusian Summer, Lenny White, 1975
info Robbie Krieger & Friends, Robbie Krieger & Friends, 1977
info Ellington Is Forever, Vol. 2, Kenny Burrell, 1977
info Love, Jon Hendricks & Company, 1982
info Straight Ahead, Stanley Turrentine, 1984
info Love and Peace: A Tribute To Horace Silver, Dee Dee Bridgewater, 1995
info Birthday Party, Illinois Jacquet, 1999
info Incredible!, Joey DeFrancesco with Jimmy Smith, 2000
info Legacy, Joey DeFrancesco with Jimmy Smith, 2005

Other recordings: single artist compilations, 'twofers' and box sets

info Compact Jazz, Wes Montgomery, 1987
info Compact Jazz, George Benson, 1987
info Plays The Blues, Wes Montgomery, 1988
info The Best Of, Stanley Turrentine, 1989
info The Silver Collection, Wes Montgomery, 1992
info Weird Lullaby, Babs Gonzales, 1992
info Ballads, Stanley Turrentine, 1993
info Jazz Masters 21, George Benson, 1994
info Jazz Masters 45, Kenny Burrell, 1995
info Impressions: The Verve Jazz Sides, Wes Montgomery, 1995
info Talkin' Verve: Roots Of Acid Jazz, Wes Montgomery, 1996
info Mission Impossible ... And More, Lalo Schifrin, 1996
info Talkin' Verve, George Benson, 1997
info Ultimate, Wes Montgomery, 1998
info Kenny Burrell and the Jazz Giants, Kenny Burrell, 1998
info Anthology, George Benson, 2000
info Retrospective, Grant Green, 2002
info The Artist Selects, Kenny Burrell, 2005
info Ballad Essentials, Kenny Burrell, 2005
info The Argo, Verve and Impulse Big Band Studio Sessions, Oliver Nelson/Various Artists, 2006
info Bumpin' On Sunset (Jazz Club), Wes Montgomery, 2007

Other recordings: various artist compilations

info Blue Ballads, Various Artists, 1991
info Low & Slow: The Blue Note Tenor Sax Ballads Collection, Various Artists, 1997
info The Jazz Bar, Various Artists, 2000


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Last updated January 2011