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Home Cookin': The Incredible Jimmy Smith

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The Champ

The Outstanding Jimmy Smith

Truly Jimmy Smith
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Biography:
Birth Name: James Oscar Smith
Born: 1928/12/08
Birth Place: Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died: 2005/02/08
Years Active: 1956-2005
Genres: Soul Jazz, Hard Bop, Mainstream Jazz, Jazz-funk, Jazz Fusion

Jimmy Smith (December 8, 1928 – February 8, 2005) was a jazz musician whose performances on the Hammond B-3 electric organ helped to popularize this instrument. In 2005, Smith was awarded the NEA Jazz Masters Award from the National Endowment for the Arts, the highest honors that the United States bestows upon jazz musicians.

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