Song For My Father
Label: Blue Note Records
One of the greatest and most popular hard bop sets of the 1960s, this classic may just be Horace Silver's defining platter. The slinky title track deservedly became a jukebox hit (its piano line was later lifted for Steely Dan's "Rikki Don't Lose That Number"), while the aching "Lonely Woman" is one of Silver's best ballads. By the way, that's really Silver's pop on the album cover.