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Born: 1925-12-08
Profession: Musician
Nation: American
Biography of Jimmy Smith

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All the colleges I played, most of the colleges, they were white.

Tags: Colleges, Played, White

I always had the facial hair so I looked older than I was.

Tags: Facial, Hair, Older

I did my first recording. It was called The Champ.

Tags: Champ, Recording

I just came from Aspen, Colorado and they had fifteen kids I played for and they all played horns.

Tags: Fifteen, Kids, Played

I played with Eddie Taylor's son, Tim Taylor and Carey Bells son Lurie Bell.

Tags: Bell, Played, Son

I played with Sam Lay, Jimmy Reed, Big Walter Horton, Big Moose Walker, and all those guys.

Tags: Big, Guys, Played

Michael Coleman, now that was a boy that taught me some stuff too.

Tags: Boy, Stuff, Taught

My boys told me they'd rather play than practice.

Tags: Practice, Rather

My first recording, a guy came down to Philadelphia and heard me play and he introduced me to Alfred Lion.

Tags: Guy, Heard, Lion

My mom would have liked it that I patterned myself more after Jimmy Reed.

Tags: After, Liked, Mom

Ninety-five percent of my audience was white.

Tags: Audience, Percent, White

People like the idea of the trio and so I did mostly trio.

Tags: Idea, Mostly, Trio

Three months. I was playing the organ for three months. It was a challenge for me in the beginning.

Tags: Beginning, Challenge, Playing

Yeah, you know everybody has somebody that they patterned themselves after.

Tags: After, Everybody, Themselves

And then when I found my sound, it took me two and a half weeks to find my sound and when I did I pulled out all the stops, all the stops I could find.

Tags: Found, Half, Took

I heard Mr. Wild Bill Davis. I heard him play in 1930 and he told me that it would take me fifteen years just to learn the pedals, the pedals of the organ and I got mad.

Tags: Him, Learn, Mad
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