Jimmy smith the creeper - Frankie Darro - IMDb


A soul-jazz/soundtrack kind of thing. Jimmy Smith was the great Hammond organ jazz player of the '50s and '60s who recorded for Blue Note and Verve - including a period when he was making music for them both at the same time - in the peak period for hard-bop and soul-jazz of, say, 1956 (as Jack Kerouac was writing his masterpiece The Dharma Bums ) until, say, '62 (as Booker T and the MGs released Green Onions ). Jimmy was a massive influence on the Beastie Boys and their keyboard player Money Mark (who had a short but very Jimmy Smith electric Hammond career for Mo' Wax in the '90s). In '65 Smith teamed up with arranger and composer Oliver Nelson, who had been a house musician at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem in the late '50s before moving into arranging for the big boys of the era. In 1965 he and Smith wanted to do TV and movie themes - and thus this fun, lightweight album was disregarded by purists. Yet remember that in the context of '60s New York jazz most things were ''lightweight''. Death, for example, was lightweight. Monster was, in truth, lightweight - but fun, heaps of fun. It has tracks written by Nelson ( The Creeper ) and Smith ( Monlope ) but is otherwise funky cocktail jazz versions of the Goldfinger theme, the Bewitched theme, believe it or not The Munsters theme and The Man with the Golden Arm . So much fun. On the Verve label yet you can pick this up on vinyl for $2 or so at Vinnies any day of the week. I swear.


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