Back at the Chicken Shack is an album by Jimmy Smith. It was recorded in 1960 and released in 1963 on the Blue Note label. Smith recorded the album in the same session as his previous album Midnight Special. Fittingly, he wears the same red shirt on both album covers. It was cited in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.Wikipedia
I will be returning to the chicken shack
I don't have anything technical to say about this album. But I will say that I want to have a party. And I want there to be an impending snowstorm and the only people who show up are the ones who will brave the weather. And then the snow starts and we all go outside and marvel at how the snow twinkles in the moonlight. And then we come back inside, pour mugs of mulled wine and put on this album in the low light of winter.
This album was perfect for my 2nd covid vaccine fever stupor. I listened to it in the shower while getting my ass kicked by the shot, and boy did it put me in such a peaceful place. I love Jimmy's warm organ sound so much. But you know when rappers say "He got killed on his own track," when a featured artist outshines them on a song? Jimmy's saxophonist killed him big on this album. I felt like that sax dominated this album while his organ playing was kind of relegated to second chair. Not to say he isn't a fantastic organist or bandleader, but I did find myself grooving to this sax in a big way. I really love this sound, and it inspired my to seek out more music like this, so I have to give it points for inspiration.
Great for summer background. Sittin on da porch. Cookin a nice meal. Do something active but lowkey, turn this bad larry on.
I expected to hate this album (I'm not a big jazz fan) but I ended up loving it. The grooves are tight, the musicianship is superb, and the performances are top-notch. The only reason that this didn't get full marks is because a couple of the tracks do drag on a bit. At 45 minutes long and only 5 tracks, this is somewhat inevitable. The really remarkable thing is that most of the tracks DON'T feel like they're too long.
Nice, must remember it for when I host a dinner party with intellectuals.
banger banger banger banger banger banger banger banger banger banger banger
just a wonderful album
You know I be vibing to jazz! Lol makes me feel like I’m in a smoky club
21st September 2021 Listened on the living room speaker while we tidied the flat. I LOVED this, it sounds like the inside of my head. Bluesy, jazzy, laid back, can fit any mood any time of day.
What a lovely, funky, jazz album! Really cool with the organ. Best track: Minor Chant.
Pretty damn good Jazz album. Sounds ahead of its time
Really chill and easy listening. Surprised at how early this was too, I’m a fan
This record grooves so hard. Just cool, funky laid back tunes carried throughout. Everybody in the group gets their turn, but I really noticed how tight the bass and Jimmy’s keys are on every track. The melodies haven’t stuck with me just yet but it’s definitely something I’ll revisit.
I really enjoyed this album and already have begun digging into his catalog!
i'd never heard of mr jimmy or this album before - i'm super glad it's on this list, though. what a fantastic album. smooth & hoppin', all at once!
So good. His organ skills are soooo nice
awesome album. love jazz
Perfect retro jazz
Classic jazz album - perfect for a coffee house vibe on a damp, misty morning.
bluesy, jazzy, lots of organ. i loved this album!
Loved it! Kenny Burrell is one of my favorite guitarists of all time, very much an inspiration to me, and this whole album is fantastic.
Solid album. I liked every single song. I'm very much into jazz and blues, so this album was a thumbs up for me.
Big fan sofar. Really enjoyed the album, maybe I was just in the mood for Jazz?
Phenomenal. How did I never hear this? Norristown PA
A nice short 5 track 45min album... I love blues music. The radio of this one is going to be great, I can already tell.
For a while, I had a CD copy of "Bashin'" by Jimmy Smith in my car, and I played that album a lot! I love this style of soul jazz, with meaty melodic lines of hard bop, and that electric Hammond organ taking it to church. Hail Satan, this guy is cool. I already had the Chicken Shack album downloaded, but I guess I wasn't ready to move beyond Bashin' until now. Objectively speaking, this album is the stronger and more consistent of the two. I can't find any moment on the album that doesn't make my brain happy, so 5*.
Definitely not what I expected from the title! This was a very nice Jazz album. It makes you feel cozy and happy, like spending a winter day reading by the fire.
holy cow, what an album...
Соул джаз 60-тых. Некоторые треки были знакомы. Этот альбом менч приятно удиаил и порадовал 8.5/10
The chops on this
Very easy listening and made a day in and out of the car super enjoyable. Man knows how to make a sax sing.
Lovely jazz, less showy than Miles Davis.
Basically the Organ inventor, real legend !
Ya conocía "Sunny Side of the Street". Me gustó mucho todo el álbum, pero creo que aún no sé escuchar jazz. Me da vibras de escena de peli de Mauricio Garcés. ^.^' PD: Ocupo escucharlo en flac.
Great Airplane Crash Music. I'd Die Listening To It
new find for me - loved it
Beautiful, soulful, jazz.
Excellent. I loved it. Got better with each play.
Really enjoyable-- dig this
Love that jazz
5.0 - Cool and breezy as a June morning on the beach. Incomparable jazz organ. I could listen to this whenever, wherever.
Paring this back to back with Isaac Hayes' "Hot Buttered Soul" was a perfectly smooth 1-2 punch. What goes perfectly with chicken shack? Hot butter! I mean come on. This album was great and perfect and I married it.
I'm not a big fan of the organ sound in jazz or in style other music genre for that matter, so for me the star of this album is the blowing which thanks to Stanley Turrentine is just amazing. The rest of theband are not exactly slouches; Kenny Burrell and Donald Bailey. But for me Turrentine steals the show and makes this album a 5 🌟 effort
Awesome stuff. Very enjoyable.
I love it.. Jazz meets hammond B-3 organ and we have Soul-jazz. Some really great jams on this.
Amazing, soulful, music. Those keyboards are awesome.
I never thought I'd give a jazz album five stars. But all of a sudden I have a really pressing need to work out the guitar parts. I ended up playing this twice. That says a fair bit haha. 5/5.
When I saw the cover of this one something told me I was going to love it. Smooooooooooth, wonderful bluesy organ. Love Love Love!
I often find jazz music too chaotic and kind of impersonal, but this album is beautiful. It is not too technical while still being interesting. I feel like this music is connected to the real world instead of just existing for its own sake.
absolutely exquisite control of the Hammond
I loved it! Great soundtrack to work or practically anything.
very chill music i like this
What a great album! The organ gives it an extra R&B layer that works really well
Gran álbum, no lo conocía, fue un descubrimiento, el sonido del órgano es cálido y suena tan familiar, es grato asociarlo a un rostro.
10/10 - groovy as fuck
Loved this, gotta find the record now
Oh so bluesy, groovy, jazzy and 60s. Guest Stanley Turrentine is a big plus. Organ jazz at its finest.
I keep thinking I’m new to jazz, but then while listening to this realized that growing up on Pink Panther cartoons gave me a pretty extensive introduction to this style of jazz. The organ grooves along and the sax wails away and I’m swept up by it all. I may not be the best connoisseur of jazz, but I really love this!
Smooth and easy. A nice massage for my addled brain.
Can you dig it? I knew that you could!
Wow what an album, what a session, what a band; Stanley Turrentine on sax, Kenny Burrell on guitar and Donald Bailey on Drums. Turrentine is the star of this session and the songs that he lets loose on are absolutely great. Didn't realize I was such a fan of the organ. Really pleasant discovery. 5 stars
Amazing laid back jazz album. Easy to listen to attentively as well as as background music.
Nice smooth Jazz. Enjoyed it.
Really fun, very smooth and likable. A definitive and influential use of the Hammond B-3, easy to understand why it became a standard with people like Jimmy Smith doing this kind of work on it.
Amazing, really enjoyable, nothing I didn't like
If it was Jimmy Smith, it was GOLD. I had the extreme pleasure of seeing the jazz master at the Hammond Organ on two occasions in the late 1970's. This precious disc dates back to 1960 and features Kenny Burrell on guitar and a very young Stanley Turrentine on the tenor sax sharing the soloing. (And with Jimmy, no bass player was needed, of course.) This and Jimmy was funkifizing before we were talking FUNK.
A perfect album.
feels like it inspired pokemon xd soundtrack
Loving the vibe. Great for working.
Добротный джазз для души с замечательным и изобретательным инструменталом. (8.5)
Klo mau menerapkan “Rule of Thumb”, album keluaran Blue Note sdh tidak perlu diragukan lagi dikarenakan circle label nya yg ud melegenda. Jimmy Smith di belakang organ mampu memberikan groove yg catchy utk smua lagu, Walaupun dirasa peran Smith lebih terdengar seperti support utk sinSaxophonist Stanley Turrentine.
The organ really is something, isn't it?
Jazzy! I liked it.
I will fight anyone that's not a 5 for Jimmy
yeah man yeah this is some really great jazz that i hadn't been interoduced to before. jimmy smith is one of jazz's many classic musicians, but i wasn't acquainted with him or his work. i am now, and he will now be in my rotation! i love the smooth organ tone on a lot of these tracks!!!
This is just perfect. Listen to it. Love it.
I didn't know I had a kind of chicken shack but I do and this is it, this is my kind of chicken shack.
A really nice album and, again, something I am not used to listen but a great surprise! I loved recognizing the first song
This is just excellent. Just love the Hammond organ on this. Got to be one of my favourite jazz albums of all time. A Blue note classic
Great easy listening.
Oh yeah! Not at all what I was expecting. I could grove to these organ licks all day.
Love it. Great jazz album.
Really good, really chill and just what I needed for the day
Great and smooth background music
det här var ett gött hyffsat melodiskt jazz-album som var lagom långt. gillart.
I’m pretty sure I’ve heard the title track before, but I can’t place where. This was an enjoyable listen and perfect for having to listen to while I work! I’ve never been huge into jazz but this was a fun listen. I’ll have to remember it when I need something without lyrics to listen to.
Finally some jazz again! I'm clearly biased, if I had my way I'd probably rate every jazz album 5 stars. That said, I can still hear Lal's voice in my head telling me to keep it at 4. Love this picture of him on the cover with the dog. Stanley Turrentine is an OG