Facts about Jimmy Smith

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Jimmy Smith is a famous author, he/she is 122 years old and still alive, born .

Our collection contains 16 quotes who is written / told by Jimmy.

Famous quotes by Jimmy Smith (16)


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"People like the idea of the trio and so I did mostly trio"
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"My first recording, a guy came down to Philadelphia and heard me play and he introduced me to Alfred Lion"
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"Michael Coleman, now that was a boy that taught me some stuff too"
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"I played with Sam Lay, Jimmy Reed, Big Walter Horton, Big Moose Walker, and all those guys"
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"I just came from Aspen, Colorado and they had fifteen kids I played for and they all played horns"
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"I always had the facial hair so I looked older than I was"
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"Yeah, you know everybody has somebody that they patterned themselves after"
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"Ninety-five percent of my audience was white"
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"Three months. I was playing the organ for three months. It was a challenge for me in the beginning"
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"My mom would have liked it that I patterned myself more after Jimmy Reed"
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"My boys told me they'd rather play than practice"
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"I did my first recording. It was called The Champ"
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"I played with Eddie Taylor's son, Tim Taylor and Carey Bells son Lurie Bell"
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"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"
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"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"
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"All the colleges I played, most of the colleges, they were white"


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