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Al Smith - Midnight Special Album

Al Smith - Midnight Special Album

  • Performer: Al Smith
  • Genre: Jazz / Blues
  • Title: Midnight Special
  • Label: Prestige Bluesville
  • Catalog: BVLP-1013, 1013
  • Country: US
  • MP3 version size: 2320 mb
  • FLAC version size: 2800 mb
  • Rating: 4.0
  • Votes: 159


1I've Been Mistreated6:56
2Goin' To Alabama3:19
3Don't Worry 'Bout Me3:31
4You're A Sweetheart4:31
5The Bells4:08
6I Can't Make It By Myself3:30
7I'll Never Let You Go3:37
8Ride On Midnight Special2:33


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
BVLP-1013, 1013Al Smith Midnight Special ‎(LP, Album, Mono)Prestige Bluesville, Prestige BluesvilleBVLP-1013, 1013US1961
OBCCD-583-2, BV-1013Al Smith Midnight Special ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM)Original Blues Classics, Prestige BluesvilleOBCCD-583-2, BV-1013US1996


  • BassLeonard Gaskin
  • DrumsBobby Donaldson
  • GuitarJimmy Lee
  • Liner NotesNat Hentoff
  • OrganRobert Banks
  • Recorded ByRudy Van Gelder
  • Tenor SaxophoneKing Curtis
  • VocalsAl Smith


Dark blue label with trident at right (used by Prestige 1964-1971). This release is a repress, using the original Van Gelder stampers. Original stock jacket used.

Cat. No. 1013 on cover. Cat. No. BVLP-1013 on label.


  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1, etched): BVLP-1013-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2, etched): BVLP-1013-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Both sides, stamped): RVG



Midnight Special is the second album by jazzblues vocalist Al Smith featuring saxophonist King Curtis recorded in 1960 and released on the Bluesville label early the following year. Smith has a big, full, rich voice, and he uses it to maximum advantage throughout this excellent album. With the right exposure, Smith might have become a major name in 1960s blues and R&B - he certainly had the. Midnight Special - Al Smith. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. Al Smith is a perfect example. The obscure singer's roots were gospel, but he favored a jazz-influenced approach to blues and soul when he recorded two albums for PrestigeBluesville: Hear My Blues in 1959 and Midnight Special in 1960. Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder's famous New Jersey studio, Midnight Special finds Smith backed by a rock-solid quintet that consists of King Curtis on tenor sax, Robert Banks on organ, Jimmy Lee Robinson on electric guitar, Leonard Gaskin on acoustic bass, and Bobby Donaldson on drums. While the lyrics are totally secular, Smith's gospel background n. Альбом 1961 Песен: 8. Midnight Special - Jimmy Smith. Listen free to Al Smith Midnight Special Five Long Years, You're A Sweetheart and more. 8 tracks 32:27. Al Smith. Don't Worry 'Bout Me, 03:32. The Bells, 04:09. Midnight Special. Al Smith 27-11-2013. Total duration:32 min. Five Long Years. From the album Midnight special. Jimmy Smith. UMG от лица компании EMI LatinAutor, BMI - Broadcast Music Inc. Jimmy Smith - Midnight Special 1960. To favorites 1 Download album. Listen album. Songs in album Jimmy Smith - Midnight Special 1960. Jimmy Smith - Midnight Special. Jimmy Smith - A Subtle One. Jimmy Smith - Jumpin' the Blues. Jimmy Smith - Why Was I Born 211