Jimmy Smith, Plays “Walk On The Wild Side” and “The Preacher” (1963)
Oscar chose this one for me – a fine choice. I dig Jimmy Smith (because why wouldn’t you?) but I also like when Oscar gets involved and makes selections. I picked out a storybook-record for him and he chose this for me. A good day out and about with a little stop-in at the local record store. Parenting can be a tough gig, you’ll always hear people whinge. But it’s a fucking fantastic thing also. You maybe never hear that as much – or if you do it’s some unctuous you-should-try-it-really goon. It’s never in the context of your three-year-old a) choosing you a Jimmy Smith record and then b) looking forward to getting home so he can hear it with you. That’s what I’m talking about.
Sample Track 1: (Side A): Walk On The Wild Side
Sample Track 2: (Side B): The Preacher
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