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The Best Jimmy Smith Albums of All Time

Updated June 21, 2019 269 votes 80 voters 2.8k views82 items

List RulesThis 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.

This list of popular Jimmy Smith CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. Use this fact-based list to build one just like it, then re-rank it to fit your opinion.
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    The Sermon!

    Jimmy Smith

    Release Date1958

    TracksJ.O.S., Flamingo, The Sermon

    Genres (Music)Jazz

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    Release Date1963

    TracksWhen I Grow Too Old to Dream, Minor Chant, Messy Bessie

    Genres (Music)Jazz, Soul jazz

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    Home Cookin'

    Jimmy Smith

    Release Date1960

    TracksI Got a Woman, See See Rider, Messin' Around

    Length (mins)01:10:01

    Genres (Music)Jazz

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    Christmas '64

    Jimmy Smith

    Release Date1964

    TracksWhite Christmas, Jingle Bells, Silent Night

    Genres (Music)Jazz

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    Release Date1960

    TracksIt Could Happen to You, Ain't No Use, Home Cookin' (a.k.a. One for Philly Joe)

    Genres (Music)Jazz

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    Prayer Meetin'

    Stanley Turrentine, Jimmy Smith

    Release Date1960

    TracksLonesome Road, Smith Walk, Stone Cold Dead In The Market

    Genres (Music)Jazz

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    Release Date1963

    TracksG'won Train, Blues for C.A., The Ape Woman

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    Blue Bash!

    Jimmy Smith, Kenny Burrell

    Release Date1963

    TracksSoft Winds, Blues for Del, Fever

    Genres (Music)Jazz

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    Crazy! Baby

    Jimmy Smith

    Release Date1989

    TracksMack the Knife, Sonnymoon for Two, A Night in Tunisia

    Genres (Music)Jazz

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    Dot Com Blues

    Jimmy Smith

    Release Date2000

    TracksC C Rider, I Just Wanna Make Love to You, Strut

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    Further Adventures of Jimmy and Wes

    Wes Montgomery, Jimmy Smith

    Release Date1969

    TracksKing of the Road, Maybe September, Milestones

    Genres (Music)Jazz

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    Release Date1986

    TracksShe's Out of My Life, Bass Face, We Can Make It Work

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    Jimmy & Wes: The Dynamic Duo

    Wes Montgomery, Jimmy Smith

    Release Date1966

    TracksBaby, It's Cold Outside, James and Wes

    Genres (Music)Jazz

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    Off the Top

    Jimmy Smith

    Release Date1982

    TracksMimosa, Off the Top, Endless Love

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    Release Date1965

    TracksOh, No, Babe

    Genres (Music)Jazz

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    Damn!

    Jimmy Smith

    TracksSister Sadie, The One Before This, Watermelon Man

    Length (mins)01:01:54

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    Blacksmith

    Jimmy Smith

    Release Date1974

    TracksGroovin', Pipeline, I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Babe

    LabelPride

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    Bucket

    Jimmy Smith

    Release Date1966

    TracksCome Rain or Come Shine, Sassy Mae (alternate take), Trouble in Mind

    Genres (Music)Jazz

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    Release Date2007

    TracksI'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man, Boom Boom, One Mint Julep

    LabelLilith

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    Lonesome Road

    Jimmy Smith

    TracksBlue Lou, Taking A Chance On Love, Danny Boy

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    Release Date1964

    TracksMain Title From "The Carpetbaggers", Blues In The Night, Delon's Blues

    Genres (Music)Jazz

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    Release Date1956

    TracksMoonlight in Vermont, Bubbis, Bayou

    Genres (Music)Jazz