Newly-remastered for vinyl as part of an overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was.
Recorded in 1960 then released in 1963, Back At the Chicken Shack by Jimmy Smith has been cited in the book '1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die'.
"Back at the Chicken Shack is one of organist Jimmy Smith's classic Blue Note sessions, and the first to draw attention to tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine. Recorded in 1960 with Kenny Burrell on guitar, Donald Bailey on drums, and Turrentine, the group reaches the peak of funky soul jazz that all other challengers of the genre would have to live up to. Included on this uptempo session is a reworking of "When I Grow Too Old to Dream" (a feature for Turrentine), Turrentine's "Minor Chant," two Smith compositions, "Messy Bessie" as well as the set's notable title cut." - allmusic.com
Re-mastered & reissued as part of the Blue Note 75th Anniversary campaign
Includes special Blue Note 75 vinyl sleeve that features album cover art for 75 Blue Note Titles
Jimmy Smith, organ
Stanley Turrentine, tenor sax
Kenny Burrell, guitar
Donald Bailey, drums
1. Back At The Chicken Shack
2. When I Grow Too Old To Dream
1. Minor Chant
2. Messy Bessie