view cart menu separator categories menu separator faq
advanced search
categories  > New 8-Track Tapes (822)
Johnny Hammond - Higher Ground ( KUDU ) Sealed 8-track tape
4 images
Johnny Hammond - Higher Ground ( KUDU ) Sealed 8-track tape
Johnny Hammond - Higher Ground ( KUDU ) Sealed 8-track tape
Johnny Hammond - Higher Ground ( KUDU ) Sealed 8-track tape
Johnny Hammond - Higher Ground ( KUDU ) Sealed 8-track tape

Johnny Hammond - Higher Ground ( KUDU ) Sealed 8-track tape

Price: $14.99 add to cart     
Feedback: 100%, 2361 sales Ask seller a question
Shipping: USPS calculated click to check
Condition: Brand new
Returns: 7 days, buyer pays return shipping (more)
Payment with:
John Robert Smith (December 16, 1933 – June 10, 2004), also known as Johnny "Hammond" Smith, was an American soul jazz and hard bop organist. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, he was a renowned player of the Hammond B-3 organ so earning "Hammond" as a nickname.

He played with Paul Williams and Chris Columbo before forming his own group. His bands featured singers Etta Jones, Byrdie Green, saxophonists Houston Person, Earl Edwards, guitarists Eddie McFadden, Floyd Smith, James Clark, vibist Freddie McCoy. His career took off as he was serving as accompanist to singer Nancy Wilson. One of his last accomplishments also included Nancy Wilson. He wrote the song "Quiet Fire" for her "Nancy Now" release in 1989.

After a 10-year spell on Prestige Records throughout the 60s resulting in a series of albums, he signed for soul/R&B influenced Kudu imprint of Creed Taylor's well-regarded CTI Records jazz record label in 1971. His first album for Taylor, "Break Out" was chosen that year to launch Kudu. The album featured Grover Washington Jr. as a sideman prior to the launch of his career as a solo recording artist. Three further albums followed with Taylor on Kudu, as he decided to refer to himself as "Johnny Hammond", after deciding to drop "Smith" from his name.

His style had become increasingly funky as he adapted to the style changes in music, culminating in two popular albums with the Mizell Brothers, "Gambler's Life" (1974) for the CTI offshoot, Salvation and then in 1975, "Gears" after switching to another jazz label, Milestone Records. He began using electric and acoustic pianos, starting with "Gambler's Life", in addition to his signature instrument. Hammond's song "Shifting Gears" was featured on the breakbeat compilation Ultimate Breaks and Beats, and was also featured in the soundtrack of the 2006 video game Driver: Parallel Lines as well.

Smith also taught at the Cal Poly Pomona music department for several years, beginning in January 1987.

Retrieved from
Other Products from 8tracksrback:View all products
Moby Grape - Truly Fine Citizen Sealed 8-track tape
Quiet Riot - Condition Critical Cassette Tape
ABBA - The Visitors 1981 CRC ATLANTIC T12 8-TRACK TAPE
Red Sovine - Woodrow Wilson Sovine 1977 STARDAY A22Z 8-track tape
The Boomtown Rats - A Tonic For The Troops 1979 CBS T14 8-TRACK TAPE
Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell Cassette Tape
Carly Simon - Playing Possum 1975 ELEKTRA A48 8-track tape
Nazareth - Close Enough For Rock N' Roll Cassette Tape
Olivia Newton-John - If You Love Me Let Me Know 1974 RCA MCA Sealed T15 8-TRACK TAPE
Bram Tchaikovsky - Strange Man Changed Man 8-track tape
Last Updated: 21 Sep 2023 16:10:31 PDT home  |  about  |  terms  |  contact
Powered by eCRATER - a free online store builder