Ken Smith (12)

Profile:
This London born Ken, grew up with a love of rock ‘n’ roll music from Elvis Presley to Bill Haley and it was through frequenting the London nightclubs of the early eighties that played this music that he met the other founding members of the Jive Aces.

Ken was known on this scene as a sharp dresser and one of the best swing dancers in London and was crowned London Swing Dance Champion three years running from 1983 to 1986.

He is one of the few left-handed bass players around and prefers to use gut strings to metal.

He is known for spinning the bass, throwing it above his head and even climbing on it while playing, much to the amazement of the audience.
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Ken Smith (12) Discography Tracks

Instruments & Performance

3853 Ken Smith (12) - Bolt From The Blue album art The Jive Aces The Jive Aces - Bolt From The Blue(CD, Album) Golden Era Productions 3853 US 1997 Sell This Version
RIGHT034 Ken Smith (12) - Life Is A Game album art The Jive Aces The Jive Aces - Life Is A Game(CD, Album) Right Recordings RIGHT034 UK 2004 Sell This Version
RIGHT055 Ken Smith (12) - Recipe For Rhythm album art The Jive Aces The Jive Aces - Recipe For Rhythm(CD, Album) Right Recordings RIGHT055 UK 2008 Sell This Version
GARCD001 Ken Smith (12) - Amazing Adventures album art The Jive Aces The Jive Aces - Amazing Adventures(CD, Album) Golden Age Recordings GARCD001 UK 2011 Sell This Version
GARCD002 Ken Smith (12) - King Of The Swingers * A Salute To Louis Prima album art The Jive Aces The Jive Aces - King Of The Swingers * A Salute To Louis Prima(CD, Album) Golden Age Recordings GARCD002 UK 2012 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

50999 9641512 2 Ken Smith (12) - Radio Modern - The ABC Of Swing, Bop 'N Roll album art Various Jive Jive Jive Aces Various - Radio Modern - The ABC Of Swing, Bop 'N Roll(3xCD, Comp + Box) EMI Belgium 50999 9641512 2 Belgium 2009 Sell This Version