O.C. Smith developed his reputation and musical repertoire as the lead singer for Count Basie, before charting his own course. Incorporating R&B, Smith's success continued well into the 1970's, with hits such as "Together", "Friend, Lover, Woman, Wife", “Son of Hickory Holler’s Tramp” & “Little Green Apples”, a song which won the 1968 Grammy Award for Song of the Year. Also appearing are Scatman Crothers and Judy Carmichael.
Despite his success, Smith retired from music after finding his true calling as a minister. When he passed away in 2001, O.C. Smith left behind not only a spiritual legacy to his community and church, but also an archive of classic recordings cherished by his numerous admirers.
Ad Lib (filmed in 1980) was the first musical television series recorded in Stereo. 60 minutes.
Personnel: O.C. Smith - Vocals; Scatman Crothers - Vocals, Ukulele; Judy Carmichael - Piano; Art Hillary - Piano; Larry Nash - Piano; John Heard - Bass; Harold Jones - Drums