Midnight Special is the second album by jazz/blues vocalist Al Smith featuring saxophonist King Curtis recorded in 1960 and released on the Bluesville label early the following year. Smith has a big, full, rich voice, and he uses it to maximum advantage throughout this excellent album.
Hear My Blues (subtitled Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis Showcases Al Smith) is the debut album by jazz/blues vocalist Al Smith featuring saxophonist Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis' working group with organist Shirley Scott recorded in 1959 and becoming the first release on the Bluesville label. The album was reissued as Blues Shout! under Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis's name Contents.
LP (12" album, 33 rpm), Original Recording. Al Smith Format: Vinyl.
Al Smith (8). Hear My Blues (LP, RE, RM). Original Blues Classics, Prestige Bluesville. 버전 판매. 1001, BVLP 1001. Al Smith (8). Hear My Blues (LP, Album). Prestige Bluesville, Prestige Bluesville. The album was reissued as Blues Shout! under Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis's name on Prestige in 1964. 1. Album – Album, is a collection of audio recordings issued as a single item on CD, record, audio tape, or another medium. Albums of recorded music were developed in the early 20th century, first as books of individual 78rpm records, vinyl LPs are still issued, though in the 21st century album sales have mostly focused on compact disc and MP3 formats.
Al Smith is a perfect example. The obscure singer's roots were gospel, but he favored a jazz-influenced approach to blues and soul when he recorded two albums for Prestige/Bluesville: Hear My Blues in 1959 and Midnight Special in 1960. Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder's famous New Jersey studio, Midnight Special finds Smith backed by a rock-solid quintet that consists of King Curtis on tenor sax, Robert Banks on organ, Jimmy Lee Robinson on electric guitar, Leonard Gaskin on acoustic bass, and Bobby Donaldson on drums
Album · 1976 · 9 Songs. The Blues According To Fenton Robinson.
Before the 60's, most Blues records sold as singles, so most of the selections here are compilation albums. After the 60's we have selected the outstanding album or the live set which shows the best of the artist's talents. Our list covers all ages of the Blues, from the early Country Music styles through to the electric Blues of the City. The Blues has traveled around the world and back again, and our list reflects this.
|1||Night Time Is The Right Time|
|2||Pledging My Love|
|3||I've Got A Girl|
|4||I'll Be Alright|
|5||Come On, Pretty Baby|
|6||Tears In My Eyes|
|7||Never Let Me Go|
|8||I've Got The Right Kind Of Lovin'|
- Bass – Wendell Marshall
- Drums – Arthur Edgehill
- Engineer – Rudy Van Gelder
- Organ – Shirley Scott
- Recorded By – Rudy Van Gelder
- Saxophone – Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis
- Sleeve Notes – Dale Wright
- Vocals – Al Smith
NotesRecorded in New York City; September 20, 1959.
203 So. Washington Avenue
Digital remastering: Phil De Lancie (Fantasy Studio, Berkeley)
|BV-1001||Al Smith||Hear My Blues (LP, Album)||Prestige Bluesville||BV-1001||US||1959|
|none||Al Smith||Hear My Blues (CD, Album, RE)||Fantasy, Inc.||none||Spain||2004|
|OBC-514, BV-1001||Al Smith||Hear My Blues (LP, RE, RM)||Original Blues Classics, Prestige Bluesville||OBC-514, BV-1001||US||1987|
|1001, BVLP 1001||Al Smith||Hear My Blues (LP, Album)||Prestige Bluesville, Prestige Bluesville||1001, BVLP 1001||Italy||Unknown|
|PR 1069||Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis And Shirley Scott With Al Smith||Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis And Shirley Scott With Al Smith - Blues Shout! (LP, Album, RE)||Prestige||PR 1069||US||1964|