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The Best Jimmy Smith Albums of All Time 

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List Rules This list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

List of the best Jimmy Smith albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Jimmy Smith discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Jimmy Smith albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Jimmy Smith singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Jimmy Smith album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Jimmy Smith album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best Jimmy Smith album of all time?" or "What are the top Jimmy Smith albums?" then this list will answer your questions. The list you're viewing contains albums like Christmas Cookin' and Jimmy Smith Trio + LD.

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Back at the Chicken Shac... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Jimmy Smith Albums of All Time
By Jimmy Smith (1963); Tracks: When I Grow Too Old to Dream, Minor Chant & Messy Bessie

Genres (Music): Jazz, Soul jazz

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Midnight Special is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Jimmy Smith Albums of All Time
3
The Sermon! is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jimmy Smith Albums of All Time
By Jimmy Smith (1958); Tracks: J.O.S., Flamingo & The Sermon

Genres (Music): Jazz

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Home Cookin' is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Jimmy Smith Albums of All Time
By Jimmy Smith (1960); Tracks: I Got a Woman, See See Rider & Messin' Around

Length (mins): 01:10:01

Genres (Music): Jazz

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Christmas '64 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jimmy Smith Albums of All Time
By Jimmy Smith (1964); Tracks: White Christmas, Jingle Bells & Silent Night

Genres (Music): Jazz

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Prayer Meetin' is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jimmy Smith Albums of All Time
By Stanley Turrentine and Jimmy Smith (1960); Tracks: Lonesome Road, Smith Walk & Stone Cold Dead In The Market

Genres (Music): Jazz

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Jimmy Smith Trio + LD is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jimmy Smith Albums of All Time
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Softly as a Summer Breez... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jimmy Smith Albums of All Time
By Jimmy Smith (1960); Tracks: It Could Happen to You, Ain't No Use & Home Cookin' (a.k.a. One for Philly Joe)

Genres (Music): Jazz

9
Any Number Can Win is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Jimmy Smith Albums of All Time
By Jimmy Smith (1963); Tracks: G'won Train, Blues for C.A. & The Ape Woman
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Blue Bash! is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Jimmy Smith Albums of All Time
By Jimmy Smith and Kenny Burrell (1963); Tracks: Soft Winds, Blues for Del & Fever

Genres (Music): Jazz

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Crazy! Baby is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jimmy Smith Albums of All Time
By Jimmy Smith (1989); Tracks: Mack the Knife, Sonnymoon for Two & A Night in Tunisia

Genres (Music): Jazz

12
Dot Com Blues is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Jimmy Smith Albums of All Time
By Jimmy Smith (2000); Tracks: C C Rider, I Just Wanna Make Love to You & Strut
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Further Adventures of Ji... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Jimmy Smith Albums of All Time
By Wes Montgomery and Jimmy Smith (1969); Tracks: King of the Road, Maybe September & Milestones

Genres (Music): Jazz

14
Go for Whatcha Know is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Jimmy Smith Albums of All Time
By Jimmy Smith (1986); Tracks: She's Out of My Life, Bass Face & We Can Make It Work
15
Jimmy & Wes: The Dyn... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Jimmy Smith Albums of All Time
By Wes Montgomery and Jimmy Smith (1966); Tracks: Baby, It's Cold Outside & James and Wes

Genres (Music): Jazz

16
Off the Top is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Jimmy Smith Albums of All Time
By Jimmy Smith (1982); Tracks: Mimosa, Off the Top & Endless Love
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Organ Grinder Swing is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Jimmy Smith Albums of All Time
By Jimmy Smith (1965); Tracks: Oh, No & Babe

Genres (Music): Jazz

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Damn! is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Jimmy Smith Albums of All Time
By Jimmy Smith; Tracks: Sister Sadie, The One Before This & Watermelon Man

Length (mins): 01:01:54

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Blacksmith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Jimmy Smith Albums of All Time
By Jimmy Smith (1974); Tracks: Groovin', Pipeline & I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Babe

Label: Pride

20
Bucket is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Jimmy Smith Albums of All Time
By Jimmy Smith (1966); Tracks: Come Rain or Come Shine, Sassy Mae (alternate take) & Trouble in Mind

Genres (Music): Jazz

21
Hoochie Cooche Man is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Jimmy Smith Albums of All Time
By Jimmy Smith (2007); Tracks: I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man, Boom Boom & One Mint Julep

Label: Lilith

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Lonesome Road is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Jimmy Smith Albums of All Time
By Jimmy Smith; Tracks: Blue Lou, Taking A Chance On Love & Danny Boy
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The Cat is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Jimmy Smith Albums of All Time
By Jimmy Smith (1964); Tracks: Main Title From "The Carpetbaggers", Blues In The Night & Delon's Blues

Genres (Music): Jazz

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A New Sound A New Star: ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Jimmy Smith Albums of All Time
By Jimmy Smith (1956); Tracks: Moonlight in Vermont, Bubbis & Bayou

Genres (Music): Jazz

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Plays Fats Waller is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Jimmy Smith Albums of All Time
By Jimmy Smith (1962); Tracks: Lulu's Back in Town, Everybody Loves My Baby & Honeysuckle Rose

Genres (Music): Jazz