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||Undecided||Stuff Smith||2:37||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Man I Love||Stuff Smith||3:42||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Oh Lady Be Good||Stuff Smith||2:17||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Nice Work If You Can Get It||Stuff Smith||4:01||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Take the 'A' Train||Stuff Smith||4:10||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Blue Violin||Stuff Smith||3:02||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||They Can't Take That Away from Me||Stuff Smith||5:05||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Somebody Loves Me||Stuff Smith||3:38||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||'S Wonderful||Stuff Smith||3:41||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Nice and Warm||Stuff Smith||3:13||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Strike Up the Band||Stuff Smith||2:52||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Recorded on two dates in 1959, this full-length by Stuff Smith features a pair of rhythm sections. One contains the great Red Mitchell on bass, the other the magnificent Shirley Horn on piano. In 1959, Smith had been on the scene for over two decades. And while he was well-known by the public at large for his novelty persona and his singing — as evidenced by his 1936 smash hit "I'se A-Muggin'," this long-player aptly displays his stunning virtuosity as a jazz violinist, from standard jazz repertoire such as Duke Ellington's "Take the 'A' Train" and "They Can't Take That Away from Me" to "Strike Up the Band." His bowing is dizzying and the band pushed hard to keep up with him. On "Nice Work if You Can Get It," the tempo middles along but Smith swings hard in his tasty way. And Smith's vocal skills are showcased on the classics "Oh, Lady Be Good" and "Somebody Loves Me," offering a well-rounded portrait of a man who many thought was past his prime. Not so. This date smokes and is a welcome addition to the jazz violin canon.
whoa this guys good
damn is he good!
Born: August 14, 1909 in Portsmouth, OH
Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s