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Classic Roots Jazz Violin: Stuff Smith Vol. 1

Stuff Smith

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Biography

Born: August 14, 1909 in Portsmouth, OH

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s

Stuff Smith was one of the big three of pre-bop violinists along with Joe Venuti and Stephane Grappelli. Many of his fans said that he could outswing all of his competitors, and certainly Stuff was a major force on the bandstand. Smith, who cited Louis Armstrong as his main influence, studied music with his father and played with the family band as a child. His first major job and recordings were with Alphonse Trent's territory band in the 1920s, but it was not until 1936 that he had his breakthrough....
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Jazz, Music
  • Released: Aug 03, 2010

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