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$18.00
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1-2 Weeks
ARTIST
TITLE
House Party
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
DAD 147LP DAD 147LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
6/19/2020

Down At Dawn Records present a reissue of House Party, the fourteenth album by American jazz organist Jimmy Smith, featuring performances recorded in 1957 and 1958 and originally released on Blue Note. Rudy Van Gelder used the Manhattan Towers Hotel Ballroom in New York City for recording sessions from 1957-1958, while he was still using his parents' Hackensack, New Jersey home studio to record artists for Blue Note. House Party was the first of two Smith albums recorded on two dates; the second was Smith's next album The Sermon! (DAD 101LP, 2018), originally released in 1959. Van Gelder mainly used the ballroom for larger groups of musicians that would not fit in his parents' living room, or when New York was a more convenient location to record the artists involved.