Jabbo Smith

Jabbo Smith

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Jabbo Smith, born as Cladys Smith (24 December 1908 - 16 January 1991) was a United States jazz musician, known for his hot virtuoso playing on the trumpet. Smith was born in Pembroke, Georgia. At the age of 6 he went into the Jenkins Orphanage in Charleston, South Carolina where he learned trumpet and trombone, and by age 10 was touring with the Jenkins Band. At age 16 he left the Orphanage to become a professional musician, at first playing in bands in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Atlantic City, New Jersey before making his base in Manhattan, New York City from about 1925 through 1928, where he made the first of his well regarded recordings. In 1928 he toured with James P. Johnson's Orchestra when their show broke up in Chicago, Illinois, where Smith stayed for a few years. His series of 20 recordings for Brunswick Records in 1929 are his most famous (19 were issued), and Smith was billed as a rival to Louis Armstrong. Unfortunately, most of these records didn't sell well enough for Brunswick to extend his contract.show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • Junct
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134979228
  • 9786134979221