LOUIS SMITH

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Edward Louis Smith (born May 20, 1931, Memphis, Tennessee, United States)is an American jazz trumpeter. While studying at the University of Michigan, he played with visiting musicians such as Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Thad Jones and Billy Mitchell,before going on to play with Sonny Stitt, Count Basie and Al McKibbon, Cannonball Adderley, Percy Heath, Philly Joe Jones, Lou Donaldson, Donald Byrd, Kenny Dorham and Zoot Sims. He began his career with two albums for Blue Note Records. The first, Here Comes Louis Smith, originally recorded for the Boston based Transition Records, featured Cannonball Adderley (then under contract to Mercury) playing under the pseudonym "Buckshot La Funke", Tommy Flanagan, Duke Jordan, Art Taylor and Doug Watkins. Smith's initial music career was brief; he became a teacher at the University of Michigan and Ann Arbor's public school system, but later recorded for the SteepleChase label. Smith suffered a stroke in 2006, and is read more...
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LOUIS SMITH Here Comes Louis Smith album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Here Comes Louis Smith
Bop 1958
LOUIS SMITH Smithville album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Smithville
Bop 1958
LOUIS SMITH Just Friends album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Just Friends
Bop 1978
LOUIS SMITH Prancin' album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Prancin'
Bop 1979
LOUIS SMITH Ballads for Lulu album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ballads for Lulu
Hard Bop 1990
LOUIS SMITH Strike up the Band album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Strike up the Band
Hard Bop 1991
LOUIS SMITH Silvering album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Silvering
Hard Bop 1994
LOUIS SMITH The Very Thought of You album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Very Thought of You
Hard Bop 1995
LOUIS SMITH I Waited for You album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I Waited for You
Hard Bop 1996
LOUIS SMITH There Goes My Heart album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
There Goes My Heart
Hard Bop 1997
LOUIS SMITH Soon album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Soon
Hard Bop 2000
LOUIS SMITH Once in a While album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Once in a While
Hard Bop 2000
LOUIS SMITH The Bopsmith album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Bopsmith
Hard Bop 2001
LOUIS SMITH Jam Session Volume 7 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jam Session Volume 7
Hard Bop 2003
LOUIS SMITH Louisville album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Louisville
Hard Bop 2004

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