Johnny Hammond

Johnny Hammond (aka Johnny Smith, Dec. 16, 1933 — June 4, 1997) was an American jazz keyboardist who debuted in 1958 with a solo organ album as Johnny Smith. Adopting the name Johnny “Hammond” Smith, he released three soul-jazz albums on Prestige-subsidiary New Jazz in 1959/60, then switched to Prestige for 16 further albums between […]

Johnny Hammond ‎– Gambler’s Life (1974)

Gambler’s Life is a jazz-funk album by American keyboardist Johnny Hammond, released in 1974 on Salvation. Tracklist: A1. “Gambler’s Life” (5:45) A2. “Rhodesian Thoroughfare” (6:06) A3. “This Year’s Dream” (6:19) A4. “Star Borne” (7:51) B1. “Back to the Projects” (5:36) B2. “Yesterday Was Cool” (6:50) B3. “Virgo Lady” (6:41) B4. “Call on Me” (4:30) CD […]