Many thanks to an anonymous donor who sent in this Red Prysock LP. The Forum Circle label was a budget reissue label with some kind of tie-in to Roulette Records. I am unable to find this album listed on any discography, nor can I find any information about the recording sessions for these tracks. Can anyone out there provide any info?
The Both Sides Now website states that the Forum label was founded around 1960, that the 9000 series of LPs probably dates from 1961 – 1963, and in 1964 the label name was changed to Forum Circle. This album is not listed on Both Sides Now.
I think we can assume that these recordings were made after Red’s period with Mercury. The music is tough tenor sax backed by an organ combo. It’s jazzy R&B with a hint of Soul I guess. The ferocious “Castle Rock” should appeal to fans of honk.
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1. Another You
3. Castle Rock
5. Jive Five
6. Monkey Business
7. Second Time Around
Johnny "Hammond" Smith born 16 December 1933 - John Robert Smith (December 16, 1933 – June 4, 1997) also known as Johnny "Hammond" Smith, was an American soul jazz and hard bop organist. Born in Louis...
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