John Robert Smith (December 16, 1933 – June 4, 1997), 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, which also avoided his being confused with jazz guitarist Johnny Smith.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1965 The Stinger Johnny “Hammond” Smith 3
1966 The Stinger Meets the Golden Thrush Johnny “Hammond” Smith with Byrdie Green 1
1968 Soul Flowers Johnny “Hammond” Smith 1
1969 Soul Talk Johnny “Hammond” Smith 1
1970 Black Feeling! Johnny “Hammond” Smith 1
1971 Breakout Johnny “Hammond” Smith 3
1971 What's Goin' On Johnny “Hammond” Smith 1
1972 The Prophet Johnny “Hammond” Smith 1
1972 Wild Horses/Rock Steady Johnny “Hammond” Smith 1
1974 Gambler's Life Johnny Hammond 3
1975 Gears Johnny Hammond 1
1995 Talk That Talk Johnny “Hammond” Smith 1
1996 That Good Feelin' Johnny “Hammond” Smith 1
2005 Walk, Don't Run! Johnny “Hammond” Smith 1
2007 Johnny "Hammond" Cooks With Gator Tail Johnny “Hammond” Smith & Willis Jackson 1
2007 Higher Ground Johnny “Hammond” Smith 1
2013 That Good Feelin' Johnny “Hammond” Smith 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Johnny 'Hammond' Smith Johnny “Hammond” Smith 1
2000 The Soulful Blues Johnny “Hammond” Smith 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Black Coffee Johnny “Hammond” Smith 1

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