Author : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Jimmy Smith

American,  Musician
Total Quotes : 16
Champ Recording Did

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

- Jimmy Smith

Hair Always Looked

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

- Jimmy Smith

White Most Were

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

- Jimmy Smith

Son Bells Taylor

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

- Jimmy Smith

Play Organ Fifteen

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.

- Jimmy Smith

Fifteen Came Had

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

- Jimmy Smith

Big Lay Horton

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

- Jimmy Smith

Some Michael Coleman

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

- Jimmy Smith

Took Half Weeks

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 Smith

White Percent Audience

Ninety-five percent of my audience was white.

- Jimmy Smith

Beginning Months Organ

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

- Jimmy Smith

Like Trio Mostly

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

- Jimmy Smith

Know Everybody Themselves

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

- Jimmy Smith

Myself More Would

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

- Jimmy Smith

Play Guy Recording

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

- Jimmy Smith

Practice Play Rather

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

- Jimmy Smith