Town Hill Revisited

May 28, 1989

Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description Perched atop a bar stool, a cooly-elegant lady orders a double Cutty -- on the rocks, please. Make that two! requests a smooth, velvet-toned gentleman. The setting? None other than Brooklyn's Town Hill -- that classy supper club of the 1950s nestled snuggly among the well-appointed brownstones and limestones of the sophisticated Crown Heights community. The music? The popular sounds of the organ trio combination which was sweeping the cocktail lounges and clubs across the country. Join 651 as we revisit Town Hill with:
The Jimmy Smith Trio: Famous for his furiously swinging single line solos, transformed that much-reveled instrument into the jazz instrument it is today.
The Dayton Selby Trio: "Mr. Entertainer" opened Brooklyn's Blue Coronet with his organ trio sound and continued on the circuit to play almsot every favorite lounge and club around the country.
With singer Jerry Witherspoon: "Spoon's" recording of "Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do" made him one of the big names in R&B.
Identifier 1989s.01275
VenueBAM Strong (Majestic, BAM Majestic, BAM Harvey Theater, The Rudin Family Gallery)
musicianJimmy Smith