Tag: Drives

Drives is an album by American organist Lonnie Smith recorded in 1970 and released on the Blue Note label.
The Allmusic review by Ron Wynn awarded the album 4 stars and stated “Lonnie Smith had the raw skills, imagination, and versatility to play burning originals, bluesy covers of R&B; and pop, or skillful adaptations of conventional jazz pieces and show tunes. Why he never established himself as a consistent performer remains a mystery, but this 1970 reissue shows why he excited so many people during his rise”.
Alternative hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest sampled the drum break to Smith’s cover of “Spinning Wheel” in their 1990 song “Can I Kick It?”, off their album People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm.