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Jimmy Smith

Jimmy Smith

Born in Norristown, Pennsylvania, Jimmy Smith was a reigning master of the Hammond B-3 electric organ throughout the 1950s and 1960s, helping to popularize the instrument as a medium for jazz and the blues. Following a debut in New York City at Caf� Bohemia, Smith's career was launched by his performances at Birdland and at the 1957 Newport Jazz Festival. His notable albums include Back at the Chicken Shack, Home Cookin', and The Sermon.

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