Die alte Frage, hab ich nen Schuss oder die Welt? „He is a distinct stylist in a line of Hammond heroes that first emerged in the 1960s (…) The Doctor’s long list of collaborators and groove guardians have included such titans such as saxophonists David “Fathead” Newman and Joe Lovano, trumpeter Lee Morgan, guitarist George Benson — and now, singer, songwriter, producer and punk icon Iggy Pop.
Wait — Iggy Pop and Dr. Lonnie together? Yes indeed, and their work on “Sunshine Superman,” the second single from Smith’s forthcoming Blue Note album Breathe, is a timely and soulful surprise. A 1966 Billboard chart-topper written and first performed by UK singer-songwriter Donovan, “Sunshine Superman” is also known to Smith fans as the slinky jam that closes the 1969 album Move Your Hand.“

Fast forward to 2021: Smith and his longtime trio collaborators, guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg and drummer Johnathan Blake, set an even more impressive slot on “Sunshine Superman,” propelling Iggy Pop’ push-and-pull lyrical delivery … Blue Note will release Breathe on March 26, and we’re not done talking about it.“