Discography
It's Uptown
Columbia CS 9325
recorded february through march 1966 in USA
George Benson, guitar
Lonnie Smith, organ
Ronnie Cuber, baritone sax
Jimmy Lovelace, drums
Ray Lucas, drums
The George Benson Cookbook
Columbia CS 9413
recorded august through october 1966 in USA
George Benson, guitar
Lonnie Smith, organ
Benny Green, trombone
Ronnie Cuber, baritone sax
Jimmy Lovelace, drums
Marion Booker, drums
Alligator Bogaloo
Blue Note BST 84263
recorded april 1967 in Englewood Cliffs, NJ/USA
Lou Donaldson, alto sax
Lonnie Smith, organ
Melvin Lastie sen, cornet
George Benson, guitar
Leo Morris, drums
Finger Lickin' Good
Columbia CS 9496
recorded may 1967 in USA
Lonnie Smith, organ
further details unknown
Midnight Creeper
Blue Note BST-84280
recorded march 1968 in Englewood Cliffs, NJ/USA
Lonnie Smith, alto sax
Blue Mitchell, trumpet
George Benson, guitar
Lonnie Smith, organ
Leo Morris, drums
Think!
Columbia CS 9496
recorded july 1968 in USA
Lonnie Smith, organ
Lee Morgan, trumpet
David Newman, tenor sax, flute
Melvin Sparks, guitar
Marion Booker jr, drums
Henry Brown, timbales
Willie Bivins, conga
Noberto Appelaniz, conga
Turning Point
Blue Note BST-84313
recorded january 1969 in USA
Lonnie Smith, organ
Lee Morgan, trumpet
Julian Priester, trombone
Bennie Maupin, tenor sax
Melvin Sparks, guitar
Leo Morris, drums
Move Your Hand
Blue Note BST-84326
recorded august 1969 at Club Harlem in Atlantic City, NJ/USA
Lonnie Smith, organ, vocal
Rudy Jones, tenor sax
Ronnie Cuber, baritone sax
Larry McGee, guitar
Silvester Goshay, drums
Everything I Play Is Funky
Blue Note BST-84337
recorded january 1970 in Englewood Cliffs, NJ/USA
Lou Donaldson, alto sax
Blue Mitchell, trumpet
Lonnie Smith, organ
Melvin Sparks, guitar
Jimmy Lewis, bass
Idris Muhammad, drums
Drives
Blue Note BST-84351
recorded january 1970 in USA
Lonnie Smith, organ
Dave Hubbard, tenor sax
Ronnie Cuber, baritone sax
Larry McGee, guitar
Joe Dukes, drums
Live At Club Mozambique
Music Masters 65158
recorded live may 1970 at Club Mozambique in Detroit, MI/USA
Lonnie Smith, organ
Dave Hubbard, tenor sax
Ronnie Cuber, baritone sax
George Benson, guitar
Joe Dukes, drums
Gary Jones, conga
Clifford Mack, tambourine
Mama Wailer
King Records KU-02, reissue KICJ 8104
recorded july 1971 in USA
Lonnie Smith, organ
Danny Moore, trumpet, flugelhorn
Grover Washington jr, tenor sax, flute
Marvin Cabell, tenor sax
Dave Hubbard, tenor sax
George Davis, guitar
Robert Lowe, guitar
Jimmy Ponder, guitar
Ron Carter, bass
Chuck Rainey, bass
Billy Cobham, drums
William King, percussion
Airto Moreira, percussion
Richard Pratt, percussion
Afro-Desia
Groove Merchant GM-3308
recorded 1975 in USA
Lonnie Smith, organ
Jamey Huddad, drums, percussion
Ben Riley, drums
Joe Lovano, tenor sax, soprano sax
Ralphe Armstrong, bass
Ron Carter, bass
Gerg Hopkins, trumpet
Keep On Lovin'
Groove Merchant Records GM 3312
recorded august 1976 in USA
Lonnie Smith, piano, keyboards, vocals
Bob Babbitt, bass
Will Lee, bass
Rick Morotta, drums
George Young, flute, alto sax
Lew Del Gatto, flute, baritone sax
Fred Griffen, french horn
Jerry Friedman, guitar
Lance Quinn, guitar
Jimmy Maelen, percussion
Joe Lovano, tenor sax
Barry Rogers, trombone
David Taylor, bass trombone
Alan Rubin, trumpet
Randy Brecker, trumpet
Flavors
America 6145, reissue Musidisc 5008028
recorded 1976 in New York City/USA
Lonnie Smith, organ, vocal, synthesizer
Greg Hopkins, trumpet
Joe Lovano, tenor sax
George Benson, guitar
Ron Carter, bass Ralph Armstrong, bass
Ben Riley, drums
Jim Haddad, congas, percussion
Funk Reaction
Lester Radio Corp. LRC 9317
recorded june 1977 in New York City/USA
Lonnie Smith, keyboards, vocals
Eddie Daniels, tenor sax
Richie Hohenburger, guitar
Lance Quinn, guitar
Jerry Friedman, guitar
Richie Hohenberger, guitar
Bob Babbitt, bass
Will Lee, bass
Francisco Centano, bass
Jim Finnen, bass
Alan Schwartzberg, drums
Jimmy Young, drums
Gary Mure, drums
Steve Gadd, drums
Funk Reaction
Lester Radio Corp. LRC 9317
recorded june 1977 in New York City/USA
Lonnie Smith, keyboards, vocals
Eddie Daniels, tenor sax
Richie Hohenburger, guitar
Lance Quinn, guitar
Jerry Friedman, guitar
Richie Hohenberger, guitar
Bob Babbitt, bass
Will Lee, bass
Francisco Centano, bass
Jim Finnen, bass
Alan Schwartzberg, drums
Jimmy Young, drums
Gary Mure, drums
Steve Gadd, drums
Gotcha'
Lester Radio Corp. LRC 9323
recorded 1978 in New York City/USA
Lonnie Smith, piano, organ, synthsizer
Tom Browne, trumpet
Alvin Flyth, sax
Curtis Weaver, guitar
Jerry Friedman, guitar
Jay Berliner, guitar
Neil Jason, bass
Peter Caccamo, bass
Hal Lichenbaum, drums
Brian Blake, drums
Jimmy Maelen, percussion
When The Night Is Right
Chiaroscuro CR 2019
recorded 1980 in USA
Lonnie Smith, piano, organ, synthsizer
orchestra conducted by Bard Baker
Joe Lovano, tenor sax
George Benson, guitar
and many more
Lenox And Seventh
Black & Blue 33178
recorded may 1985 in Paris/France
Lonnie Smith, organ
Melvin Sparks, guitar
Alvin Queen, drums
Live At The Blue Note
ProJazz CD629
recorded live november 1986 at the Blue Note in New York City/USA
Ronnie Cuber, baritone sax
Lonnie Smith, organ
Randy Brecker, trumpet
Ronnie Burrage, drums
In A Jazz Tradition
Emarcy 836369-1
recorded november 198 in Englewood Cliffs, NJ/USA
Eric Gale, guitar
Houston Person, tenor sax
Lonnie Smith, organ
Ron Carter, bass
Grady Tate, drums
Come On Down
MuseMCD 5375
recorded september 1990 in Englewood Cliffs, NJ/USA
Jimmy Ponder, guitar
Houston Person, tenor sax
Lonnie Smith, organ
Winard Harper, drums
Sammy Figueroa, congas
Play The Right Thing
Milestone MCD-9190-2
recorded december 1990 in New York City/USA
Lou Donaldson, alto sax, vocal
Lonnie Smith, organ
Peter Bernstein, guitar
Bernard Purdie, drums
Ralph Dorsey, conga
Sonny Lester Collection
LRC CDC9032
recorded 1991
Lonnie Smith, organ, piano, synthsizer
Hal Litchenbaum, drums
Brian Blake, drums
Neil Jason, bass
Peter Caccamo, bass
Curtis Weaver, guitar
Jerry Freidman, guitar
Jay Berliner, guitar
Jimmy Maelen, percussion
Alvin Flyth, sax
Rubens Bassini, percussion
Alan Schwartzberg, drums
Jimmy Young, drums
Gary Mure, drums
Steve Gadd, drums
Will Lee, bass
Francisco Centano, bass
Jim Finnen, bass
Pat Rebillot, keyboards
Paul Griffin, keyboards
Sam Johnson, keyboards
Moe Daniel, keyboards
Yaron Gershovsky, keyboards
Lance Quin, guitar
Richie Hohenberger, guitar
and horn section
Afro Blue
Venus Records TKCV-79022
recorded june 1993 in New York City/USA
Lonnie Smith, organ
John Abercrombie, guitar
Marvin "Smitty" Smith, drums
Caracas
Milestone MCD 9217-2
recorded july 1993 in New York City/USA
Lou Donaldson, alto sax
Lonnie Smith, organ
Peter Bernstein, guitar
Kenny Washington, drums
Ralph Dorsey, conga
Purple Haze
Music Masters 65135
recorded march 1994 in USA
Lonnie Smith, organ
John Abercrombie, guitar
Marvin "Smitty" Smith, drums
Foxy Lady
Music Masters 65158
recorded march 1994 in USA
Lonnie Smith, organ
John Abercrombie, guitar
Marvin "Smitty" Smith, drums
Sentimental Journey
Columbia 478117-2
recorded march 1994 in USA
Lou Donaldson, alto sax
Lonnie Smith, organ
Peter Bernstein, guitar
Fukushi Tainaka, drums
Ray Mantilla, congas, bongos
Organic Grooves
Hip Hop Essence HIBD S010
recorded january 1996 in New York City/USA
Joey DeFrancesco, organ
Lonnie Smith, organ
Idris Muhammad, drums
Tony Purrone, guitar
Kenny Garrett, alto sax
Grover Washington jr, tenor sax
A Look Within
Blue Note CDP 72438 36490-2
recorded february 1996 in New York City/USA
Javon Jackson, tenor sax
Lonnie Smith, organ
Cassandra Wilson, vocals
Fareed Haque, guitar
Peter Washington, bass
Billy Drummond, bass
Cyro Baptista, percussion
One Foot In The Blues
Rounder 2144
recorded june 1996 in New Orleans, LA/USA
Johnny Adams, vocal
Lonnie Smith, Hammond B3 organ
Jimmy Ponder, guitar
Ed Petersen, tenor sax
Donald Harrison jr, alto sax
Jamil Sharif, trumpet
Shannon Powell, drums
Bongobop
Hip Hop Essence HIBD 8017
recorded 1997 in New York City/USA
Reuben Wilson, Hammond B3 organ
Lonnie Smith, Hammond B3 organ
Idris Muhammad, drums
Josh Roseman, trombone
Michal Urbaniak, violin
Papo Pepin, bongos
Bob Franceschini, clarinet
Jorge Sylvester, alto sax
So What!!
WEA – 0630 18790 2
recorded 1997 (?)
Ximo Tébar, guitar
Lonnie Smith, organ
Billy Brooks, drums
Loti Lewis, vocals
Santi Navalon, drums
Jesus Gabaldon, bass
Homepage
Warner Musdic Spain WE833
recorded 1998 (?)
Ximo Tébar, guitar
Santi Navalón, piano, organ, keyboards, drums, percussion
Jesus Gabaldón, bass
Idris Muhammad, drums
Aristides Abreu, guitar
Joey DeFrancesco, Hammond B3 organ, trumpet
Ramón Cardo, tenor sax, soprano sax
Ricardo Belda, keyboards
Dr. Lonnie Smith, Hammond B3 organ
Jorge Pardo, soprano sax, flute
Sole Giménez, vocal
Joan Amèric, vocal
Lydia Wellington, vocal
Carles Benavent, bass
Digest Jazz Vocal Ensemble
Anna Guizikova, vocals
The Turbanator
32 Jazz 32209
recorded july 1991 in Englewood Cliffs, NJ/USA
Lonnie Smith, piano, organ
Houston Person, tenor sax
Jimmy Ponder, guitar
Buster Williams, bass
Buddy Williams, drums
Modern Man
Delmark DE-530
recorded june 2000 in Chicago, IL/USA
Bobby Broom, guitar
Lonnie Smith, Hammond B3 organ
Ronnie Cuber, baritone sax
Idris Muhammad, drums
Goes Blue
Nuevos Medios NM 15 809 CD
recorded 2001 (?)
Ximo Tébar, guitar
Lou Donaldson, tenor saxophone
Lonnie Smith, organ
Idris Muhammad, drums
The Spirit Speaks
Justin Time 155
recorded 2001 (?)
Ed Cherry, guitar
Joe Ford, sax
Lonnie Smith, organ
Nasheet Waits, drums
Laird Jackson, vocals
Secret Agent Men
Sons of Sound Productions 20012
recorded 2002 in USA
Akira Tana, drums
Rodney Jones, guitar
Lonnie Smith, Hammond B3 organ
Rufus Reid, bass
Chuggy Carter, percussion
Robert Kenmotsu, flute, soprano sax, tenor sax
Boogaloo To Beck
Scufflin' Records 8481
recorded 2003 in Mamaroneck, NY/USA
Lonnie Smith, Hammond organ
David "Fathead" Newman, tenor sax
Doug Munro, guitar
Lafrae Sci, drums
Easy Does It
Milestone Palmetto Records PM2093
recorded september/october 2002 in Pipersville, PA/USA
Javon Jackson, tenor sax
Lonnie Smith, organ
Fred Wesley, trombone
Mark Whitfield, guitar
Coast To Coast
Milestone MCD-9335-2
recorded february 2003 in Englewood Cliffs, NJ/USA
Red Holloway, tenor sax, alto sax
Frank Wes, tenor sax
Lonnie Smith, organ
Melvin Sparks, guitar
Paul Humpgrey, drums
Crash - The Doctor Is In
Cellar Live CL090603
recorded live september 2003 at The Cellar in Vancouver/Canada
Cory Weeds, alto sax
Jerry Cook, tenor sax
Dave Sikula, guitar
Mark Humeniuk, bass
Bernie Arai, drums
Lonnie Smith, Hammond B3 organ
Too Damn Hot
Palmetto PALM2105
recorded january 2004 in USA
Lonnie Smith, organ
Peter Bernstein, guitar
Greg Hutchison, drums
Fukushi Tainaka, drums
Rodney Jones, guitar
Straight From The Source
Bright Soul Records 1011
recorded november 2004 in Roanoke, VA/USA
Cyrus Pace, guitar
Lonnie Smith, organ
René Marie, vocals
Adam Clark, drums, percussion
Greasy Street
Zoho ZM 200511
recorded 2005 in Stamford, CT/USA
Richie Hart, guitar
Rick Petrone, bass
Joe Corsello, drums
Clifton Anderson, trombone
Pete Levin, keyboards
Lonnie Smith, Hammond B3 organ
Jerry Weldon, tenor sax
Jungle Soul
Palmetto Records 2119
recorded november 2005 in USA
Lonnie Smith, organ
Peter Bernstein, guitar
Matt Balitsaris, guitar
Allison Miller, drums, percussion
Live at Symfoniker Gothenburg
no label
recorded live march 2008 in Göteborg/Sweden
Lonnie Smith, Hammond B3 organ, vocals
Joey DeFrancesco, Hammond B3 organ, trumpet
Massimo Farao, piano
Byron Landham, drums
The Art Of Organizing
Criss Cross Records 1318
recorded december 1993 in USA
Lonnie Smith, organ
Peter Bernstein, guitar
Billy Drummond, drums
Rise Up!
Palmetto PM 2138
may 2008 in Bucks County, PA/USA
Lonnie Smith, organ, vocals
Peter Bernstein, guitar
Matt Balitsaris, guitar
Donald Harrison, alto sax
Herlin Riley, drums
James Shipp, percussion
Jo Lawry, vocals
Spiral
Palmetto PM 2142
recorded january 2010 in Buck's County, PA/USA
Lonnie Smith, organ
Jonathan Kreisberg, guitar
Jamire Williams, drums
The Healer
Pilgrimage Productions PCD001
recorded june 2011 in Hungary, january 2012 in New York City/USA
Lonnie Smith, organ
Jonathan Kreisberg, guitar
Jamire Williams, drums
In The Beginning
Pilgrimage Productions PCD002
recorded march 2012 in New York City/USA
Lonnie Smith, Hammond B3 organ, vocals
Ed Cherry, guitar
Jonathan Blake, drums
Little Johnny Rivero, congas
Andy Gravish, trumpet
Ian Hendrickson-Smith, alto sax
John Ellis, tenor sax
Jason Marshall, baritone sax
That's What You Say!
Unique Records UNIQ198-2
recorded summer 2012 in the Netherlands
Linda Bloemhard, vocals
Rolf Delfos, alto sax, soprano sax
Guido Nijs, tenor sax
Jan van Duikeren, trumpet
Berthil Busstra, synthesizers, clavinet
Ton van der Kolk, bass
Phil Martin, drums, percussion
Lonnie Smith, Hammond B3 organ
Evolution
Blue Note 002427502
recorded 2015 in Brooklyn, NY/USA
Lonnie Smith, Hammond B3 organ
Jonathan Blake, drums
Maurice Brown, trumpet
Joe Dyson, drums
Robert Glasper, piano
Keyon Harrold, trumpet
Peter Jessen, soprano sax
John Ellis, bass clarinet, tenor sax, flute
Jonathan Kreisberg, guitar
Joe Lovano, soprano sax, tenor sax

 

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