Shrdlu Posted December 13, 2021 Report Share Posted December 13, 2021 (edited) For some reason, I never got around to listening to this album until a few days ago. Here are the details Jimmy Smith, organ; Quentin Warren, guitar; Donald Bailey, drums. van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 23, 1962 tk.1 Everybody Loves My Baby Blue Note 45-1851, BLP 4100 tk.2 Ain't She Sweet - tk.4 Ain't Misbehavin' Blue Note BLP 4100 tk.7 'Tain't Nobody's Business If I Do rejected tk.8 I've Found A New Baby Blue Note BLP 4100 tk.11 Honeysuckle Rose Blue Note 45-1852, BLP 4100 tk.12 Bess, You Is My Woman Now rejected tk.14 Squeeze Me Blue Note BLP 4100 tk.16 Lulu's Back In Town Blue Note 45-1852, BLP 4100 * Blue Note BLP 4100, BST 84100 Jimmy Smith Plays Fats Waller 1962 * Blue Note 45-1851 Jimmy Smith - Everybody Loves My Baby / Ain't She Sweet 1962 * Blue Note 45-1852 Jimmy Smith - Honeysuckle Rose / Lulu's Back In Town 1962 This is not a normal Smith session, with horns, or trio letting it rip. It is a laid-back session of tunes reflecting the style of Fats Waller. Fittlingly, everything is in 2/2, at slow to medium tempos. Jimmy uses what I call the belch setting on the B3, which I dislike, but the album has a nice, relaxed vibe to it and is quite enjoyable. There are no guitar solos. Of the tunes, "Ain't Misbehavin' ", "Honeysuckle Rose" and "Squeeze Me" were composed by Waller, "Everybody Loves My Baby" was composed by Fats's friend, Spencer Williams, and recorded by Fats in 1940. "Ain't She Sweet" has no connection with Fats. "I've Found A New Baby" was composed by Spencer Williams but never recorded by Fats. "Lulu's Back In Town" was not composed by Waller, but was recorded by him on May 8, 1935. Altogether, well worth a listen. Edited December 13, 2021 by Shrdlu Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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