Dr. Lonnie Smith – Drives (1970)

Before he started wearing a turban and styling himself as "Doctor", Lonnie Smith was a leading light among the many soul-jazz organ players that emerged in the late 60s. Signed to the Blue Note label he produced some of the more original and interesting albums of the genre and spun his sound on discs by … Continue reading Dr. Lonnie Smith – Drives (1970)

Dr. Lonnie Smith – Live at Club Mozambique (1970)

Another great recording that Blue Note sat on for decades before it was retrieved from the vaults and finally released on CD in 1995, this is pre-turban Dr. Lonnie Smith in prime form. There is more vitality on this live set than his 1969 LP Move Your Hand, especially the explosive cover of Coltrane's 'Expressions', … Continue reading Dr. Lonnie Smith – Live at Club Mozambique (1970)