Editors’ Notes An extension of the hard-bop movement of the '50s, soul jazz injected a strong dose of gospel and R&B into the form, accenting swing grooves with funky head-nodding rhythms and melodic forms with bluesy call-and-response. The sound is built from strong, cycling bass lines inextricably linked to beats that swing, shuffle, or stutter. By the early '60s bandleaders like Horace Silver and Lee Morgan introduced tunes with relentlessly driving, funky cadences and shimmying horn patterns, the latter scoring a smash hit and creating a virtual paradigm with “The Sidewinder.” The format’s popularity grew with the ascent of organ trios led by Jimmy Smith and Baby Face Willette, smashing together the sacred and profane à la Ray Charles. Soul jazz retained sublime technique and improvisational brio, yet by rooting its expression in dance-like forms it connected to a larger audience, its earthy ebullience explaining its ongoing popularity, with the Hammond B-3 organ maintaining primacy decades later.

SONG
ALBUM
Do It
6:26
 
Blue Farouq
3:54
 
Dat Dere
5:24
 
A Time and a Place
5:06
 
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy (Live)
5:10
 
The "In" Crowd (Live at Bohemian Caverns Washington)
5:48
 
Freedom Jazz Dance (LP Version)
9:47
 
The Cantaloupe Woman
4:55
 
The Mighty Burner (Rudy Van Gelder Remaster)
3:07
 
Blues In The Front Room
4:43
 
The Sermon (Rudy Van Gelder/Remastered)
20:11
 
Swingin' At Sugar Ray's
6:35
 
Street Scene
6:55
 
The Sidewinder
10:25
 
6:34
 
Mustang
8:30
 
Congolese Sermon
7:10
 
Cantaloupe Island
5:33
 
Soul Special (First Version)
8:51
 
6:19
 
Jeep's Blues
4:31
 
Stolen Moments
8:45
 
Heavy Soul
6:51
 
Hard Times (Remastered LP Version)
4:40
 
Polite Blues
8:35
 
Talkin' About
7:41
 
Backlash (LP Version)
4:14
 
Sweet Honey Bee
4:57
 
Land of Our Father
5:15
 
Work Song (feat. Wes Montgomery, Bobby Timmons, Percy Heath & Sam Jones)
4:15
 
Russell and Eliot
4:53
 
A Blues For Mickey-O
8:04
 
Return of the Prodigal Son
6:35
 
7:01
 
Nasty (feat. Houston Person, John Abercrombie & Grady Tate)
9:03
 
7:33
 
Evil Gal's Daughter Blues
2:50
 
3:02
 
Dem Tambourines
5:31
 
6:36
 
Song for My Father
7:18
 
The Greasy Spoon (Original King Recording)
3:05
 
Hootin' 'N Tootin'
4:34
 
Honky Tonk, Pt. 2
2:34
 
Cool Grits
8:35
 
Down Home Style
5:06
 
The Shake
7:46
 
Billy Told
7:49
 
8:04
 
Groove's Groove
7:06
 
Compared to What
8:36
 
Everybody's Movin'
3:43
 
Push Push
10:07
 
Green Onions
2:54
 
Drowning In the Sea of Love
4:04
 
Soul Vibrations
3:20
 
Uptown Up
4:16
 
Afro-Disiac
4:58
 
A Little Wes (LP Version)
7:26
 
Benson's Rider
5:37
 
Full House
9:09
 
Soul Sauce (Guachi Guara)
2:27
 
9:30
 
The Rumproller
10:24
 
Greasy Kid Stuff
8:21
 
The Turk's Bolero
3:07
 
Sister Sadie
6:19
 
Groove Grease
3:33
 
5:53
 
5:23
 
Junction
3:58
 
Chicken Fat
4:14
 
The World Is a Ghetto
6:52
 
Up and at It
4:14
 
Cigar Eddie
6:20
 
Mister Magic
9:00
 
Oh Happy Day
3:36
 
Wade In the Water
3:51
 
Gotta Travel On
4:23
 
Soul Meeting
7:00
 
Young, Gifted and Black
5:17
 
Sunshine Man
11:23
 
Burnin' Coal
6:38
 
2:37
 
5:24
 
Peacock Alley
4:07
 
Doing It to Death (Single Version)
5:04
 
Selim
3:32
 
Soul Bourgeoisie
7:44
 
Sookie Sookie (Live)
10:58
 
Sister Love
6:11
 
On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)
4:46
 
Blues for New Orleans
7:45
 

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