1972 Live Album Reissued On 180g Vinyl LP!
Root Down is a 1972 live jazz album by Jimmy Smith. The album was recorded in
Los Angeles on February 8, 1972. Smith is joined by Paul Humphrey, Wilton Felder,
Buck Clarke, Arthur Adams, and Steve Williams.
The album features the song "Root Down (And Get It)" which was sampled by the
Beastie Boys for their song "Root Down".
"...Recorded live in Los Angeles in February 1972, the album captures a
performance Smith gave with a relatively young supporting band who were clearly
influenced by modern funk and rock. They push Smith to playing low-down grooves
that truly cook: "Sagg Shootin' His Arrow" and "Root Down (And Get It)" are
among the hottest tracks he ever cut..." - Stephen Thomas Erlewine,
• 180g Vinyl LP
Jimmy Smith, Hammond B3 organ
Paul Humphrey, drums
Wilton Felder, bass guitar
Buck Clarke, congas, percussion
Arthur Adams, guitar
Steve Williams, harmonica
1. Sagg Shootin' His Arrow
2. For Everyone Under the Sun
3. After Hours
1. Root Down (And Get It)
2. Let's Stay Together
3. Slow Down Sagg