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Jimmy Smith Quotes


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    All the colleges I played, most of the colleges, they were white. Jimmy_SmithJimmy Smith
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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. Jimmy_SmithJimmy Smith
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    I always had the facial hair so I looked older than I was. Jimmy_SmithJimmy Smith
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    I just came from Aspen, Colorado and they had fifteen kids I played for and they all played horns. Jimmy_SmithJimmy Smith
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    I liked big band now, big band is better. Jimmy_SmithJimmy Smith
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    I played with Eddie Taylor's son, Tim Taylor and Carey Bells son Lurie Bell. Jimmy_SmithJimmy Smith
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    Michael Coleman, now that was a boy that taught me some stuff too. Jimmy_SmithJimmy Smith
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    My boys told me they'd rather play than practice. Jimmy_SmithJimmy Smith
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    My first recording, a guy came down to Philadelphia and heard me play and he introduced me to Alfred Lion. Jimmy_SmithJimmy Smith
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    My mom would have liked it that I patterned myself more after Jimmy Reed. Jimmy_SmithJimmy Smith
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    Ninety-five percent of my audience was white. Jimmy_SmithJimmy Smith
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    People like the idea of the trio and so I did mostly trio. Jimmy_SmithJimmy Smith
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    Yeah, you know everybody has somebody that they patterned themselves after. Jimmy_SmithJimmy Smith