Stuff Smith

Knowledge Identifier: +Stuff_Smith


Stuff Smith

American jazz violinistadd

Category: Music (655)

Born in 1909.

Countries: United States (88%), France (4%), Denmark (4%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Charlie Parker, Roy Eldridge, Hot Lips Page

Linked to: National Jazz Museum in Harlem, Decca Records




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Stuff Smith was born in 1909 add something


Freddie Kohlman - He moved to Chicago in the middle of the 1930s, where he played with Albert Ammons, Stuff Smith, Earl_Hines, and Lee Collins


After being signed to Vocalion in 1936, he had a big hit with "I'se A Muggin'" and was billed as Stuff Smith and his Onyx Club Boys. add something


Part of Smith's performance at what is considered the first outdoor jazz festival, the 1938 Carnival of Swing on Randall's Island, turned up unexpectedly on audio engineer William Savory’s discs, which were self-recorded off the radio at the time, long-sequestered. add something


Wilbur Ware - In the 1940s, he worked with Stuff Smith, Sonny_Stitt and Roy Eldridge


Benny Moten - Moten had a long career as a sideman from the early 1940s, including with Hot Lips Page, Jerry Jerome, Red Allen , Eddie South, Stuff Smith, Arnett_Cobb, Ella Fitzgerald, Wilbur De Paris , Buster Bailey, Roy Eldridge, and Dakota Staton


Bob Carter (musician) - In 1944-45 he worked in various groups on 52nd Street in New York City, with Tony Scott, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Stuff Smith, and Charlie Shavers among others


Hal Stein - In 1945 he was featured in concert with pianist Teddy Wilson at Town Hall on the same bill with Byas, Stuff Smith, and Charlie Parker


Sarah Vaughan - After being invited by violinist Stuff Smith to record the song "Time and Again" in October, Vaughan was offered a contract to record for the Musicraft label by owner Albert Marx, although she would not begin recording as a leader for Musicraft until May 7, 1946.


Sun Ra - There are no known recordings of this trio, but a home recording of a Blount-Smith duet from 1953 appears on Sound Sun Pleasure, and one of Sun Ra's final recordings was a rare sideman appearance on violinist Billy Bang's Tribute to Stuff Smith.


Shirley Horn - Shirley had, though, recorded several songs with violinist Stuff Smith in 1959 both as a pianist and a singer


Smith moved to Copenhagen in 1965, performed actively in Europe, and died in Munich in 1967. add something


Jean-Luc Ponty - A 1966 live album called Violin Summit united Ponty on stage in Basel, Switzerland with such notable string talents as Svend Asmussen, Stephane Grappelli and Stuff Smith.


Stuff Smith died in 1967 add something


Some newsreel footage had survived, but no audio of the festival had been believed to have, until the discs were acquired and studied by the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, in the person of its executive director Loren Schoenberg, in 2010 add something


Some newsreel footage survived but no audio of the festival was thought to have survived until the discs were acquired in 2012 by Loren Schoenberg, executive director of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem add something