JABBO SMITH

Classic (1920s) Jazz • United States
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Yes, Virginia, there was a Jabbo Smith! Jabbo had a short but exceedingly important recording career in the late 1920's when he became the first trumpeter to seriously challenge Louis Armstrong with a virtuosity which was years ahead of its time. His work had a direct influence on Roy Eldridge, a pivotal figure in the development of Modern Jazz.

Jabbo Smith was born in Pembroke, Georgia on Christmas Eve in 1908, the son of a barber and church organist. After the death of his father when Jabbo was very young he moved , at age four, to Savannah. His mother found it increasingly difficult to care for him and at age six Jabbo was placed into the Jenkins Orphanage Home in Charleston. His mother also found employment in the Home in order to be near to him.

The Jenkins Home placed heavy emphasis on music education and produced a number of important
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JABBO SMITH Jabbo Smith album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jabbo Smith
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1962
JABBO SMITH Jabbo! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jabbo!
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1982
JABBO SMITH European Concerts album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
European Concerts
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1982
JABBO SMITH Hidden Treasure Vol 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hidden Treasure Vol 1
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1984
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Hidden Treasure Vol 2
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1984

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JABBO SMITH The Complete 1929/1938 Sessions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Complete 1929/1938 Sessions
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1996
JABBO SMITH Complete Hidden Treasure Sessions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Complete Hidden Treasure Sessions
Classic (1920s) Jazz 2008

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Till Times Get Better
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1929

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