Willie "The Lion" Smith

Vero nome:
William Henry Joseph Bonaparte Bertholoff Smith
Profilo:
American jazz pianist and composer.

Born: 23 November 1897 in Goshen, New York, USA.
Died: 18 April 1973 in New York City, New York, USA.

Willie was active since the early 1910s, best known for his 'Harlem Stride' playing style. The legend is that his nickname "The Lion" came from his bravery while serving as a heavy artillery gunner.
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LD 045, L.D. 045 Willie "The Lion" Smith - Willie Smith " The Lion " artwork dell'album Willie "The Lion" Smith Willie Smith " The Lion "(10", Mono) Vogue, Vogue Records LD 045, L.D. 045 France 1950 Vendi questa versione
L.D. 008 Willie "The Lion" Smith - Reminiscing The Piano Greats artwork dell'album Willie "The Lion" Smith Reminiscing The Piano Greats Vogue, Vogue Productions L.D. 008 France 1951 Vendi questa versione
H-APB 1017 Willie "The Lion" Smith - The Lion Steps Out artwork dell'album Willie "The Lion" Smith, Myra Johnson (2) Willie "The Lion" Smith, Myra Johnson (2) - The Lion Steps Out(10", Album, Mono) London Records H-APB 1017 UK 1953 Vendi questa versione
1500 33 Willie "The Lion" Smith - Plays Musical Compositions By James P Johnson artwork dell'album Willie "The Lion" Smith Plays Musical Compositions By James P Johnson(10") Blue Circle Records (2) 1500 33 US 1953 Vendi questa versione
UJ 1209 Willie "The Lion" Smith - Mood In Blue artwork dell'album Coleman Hawkins, Ernie Royal, Willie "The Lion" Smith, Jack Teagarden, Lucky Thompson Coleman Hawkins, Ernie Royal, Willie "The Lion" Smith, Jack Teagarden, Lucky Thompson - Mood In Blue(LP) Urania Records (3) UJ 1209 US 1955 Vendi questa versione
UJ-1207, UJLP 1207 Willie "The Lion" Smith - Accent On Piano artwork dell'album Willie The Lion Smith* Accent On Piano(LP, Mono) Urania Records (3), Urania Records (3) UJ-1207, UJLP 1207 US 1957 Vendi questa versione
DLP 3094 Willie "The Lion" Smith - The Lion Roars artwork dell'album Willie "The Lion" Smith The Lion Roars(LP, Album, Mono) Dot Records DLP 3094 US 1958 Vendi questa versione
RX 3015 Willie "The Lion" Smith - The Legend Of Willie "The Lion" Smith artwork dell'album Willie "The Lion" Smith The Legend Of Willie "The Lion" Smith Grand Award RX 3015 UK 1959 Vendi questa versione
S10035 Willie "The Lion" Smith - Luckey & The Lion: Harlem Piano artwork dell'album Luckey Roberts* & Willie "The Lion" Smith Luckey Roberts* & Willie "The Lion" Smith - Luckey & The Lion: Harlem Piano (Album) Good Time Jazz S10035 US 1960 Vendi questa versione
VJD 501/2 Willie "The Lion" Smith - Memorial artwork dell'album Willie "The Lion" Smith Memorial Jazz Vogue VJD 501/2 UK 1960 Vendi questa versione
FL 30,003 Willie "The Lion" Smith - Piano Solos By Willie Smith, The Lion Of The Piano: Original Compositions artwork dell'album Willie "The Lion" Smith Piano Solos By Willie Smith, The Lion Of The Piano: Original Compositions (Album) Commodore FL 30,003 US 1961 Vendi questa versione
FL 30,004, DL 30,004 Willie "The Lion" Smith - Piano Solos By Willie Smith, The Lion Of The Piano: Show Time artwork dell'album Willie "The Lion" Smith Piano Solos By Willie Smith, The Lion Of The Piano: Show Time Commodore, Commodore FL 30,004, DL 30,004 US 1962 Vendi questa versione
56027 Willie "The Lion" Smith - A Legend artwork dell'album Willie The Lion Smith* A Legend (Album) Mainstream Records 56027 US 1965 Vendi questa versione
SB 15 101 Willie "The Lion" Smith - Music On My Mind artwork dell'album Willie "The Lion" Smith Music On My Mind (Album) SABA SB 15 101 Germany 1966 Vendi questa versione
LD 693-30 Willie "The Lion" Smith - The Lion artwork dell'album Willie Smith* The Lion(LP) Disques Vogue LD 693-30 France 1966 Vendi questa versione
33.011 Willie "The Lion" Smith - Grand Piano - Virtuoso Duets By Willie (The Lion) Smith & Don Ewell artwork dell'album Willie "The Lion" Smith, Don Ewell Willie "The Lion" Smith, Don Ewell - Grand Piano - Virtuoso Duets By Willie (The Lion) Smith & Don Ewell (Album) Swaggie Records, Swaggie Records 33.011 France 1966 Vendi questa versione
FD-10140 Willie "The Lion" Smith - California Here I Come artwork dell'album Mike Lipskin With Willie "The Lion" Smith Mike Lipskin With Willie "The Lion" Smith - California Here I Come (Album) Flying Dutchman FD-10140 US 1971 Vendi questa versione
FCJ 140 Willie "The Lion" Smith - Willie the Lion and His Washington Cubs artwork dell'album Willie "The Lion" Smith Willie the Lion and His Washington Cubs(LP, Album) Fat Cat's Jazz FCJ 140 US 1971 Vendi questa versione
JO 009 Willie "The Lion" Smith - Le Lion Le Tigre Et La Madelon artwork dell'album Willie "The Lion" Smith Le Lion Le Tigre Et La Madelon(LP, Album, Mono) Jazz Odyssey JO 009 France 1972 Vendi questa versione
GNPS 9011 Willie "The Lion" Smith - Willie "The Lion" Smith artwork dell'album Willie "The Lion" Smith Willie "The Lion" Smith(LP) GNP Crescendo GNPS 9011 US 1972 Vendi questa versione
LDM. 30143 Willie "The Lion" Smith - Dixieland All Stars artwork dell'album Dixieland All Stars*, Henry Allen* / Tyree Glenn, Buster Bailey / Willie "The Lion" Smith, Arvell Shaw / Zutty Singleton Dixieland All Stars*, Henry Allen* / Tyree Glenn, Buster Bailey / Willie "The Lion" Smith, Arvell Shaw / Zutty Singleton - Dixieland All Stars(LP, Album, RE) Roulette LDM. 30143 France 1973 Vendi questa versione
ULS-1841-V Willie "The Lion" Smith - Live At Blues Alley artwork dell'album Willie The Lion Smith* Live At Blues Alley (Album) Chiaroscuro Records ULS-1841-V Japan 1973 Vendi questa versione
99 003 Willie "The Lion" Smith - Willie "The Lion" Smith artwork dell'album Willie "The Lion" Smith Willie "The Lion" Smith (Album) Decca Eclipse 99 003 France 1966 Vendi questa versione
DP.20 Willie "The Lion" Smith - Memorial artwork dell'album Willie "The Lion" Smith Memorial(2xLP, Album) Vogue DP.20 France 1973 Vendi questa versione
JO 006 Willie "The Lion" Smith - The Lion And The Tiger artwork dell'album Willie "The Lion" Smith, Jo "The Tiger" Jones* Willie "The Lion" Smith, Jo "The Tiger" Jones* - The Lion And The Tiger (Album, Comp) Jazz Odyssey JO 006 France 1974 Vendi questa versione

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AlbertHofstein

AlbertHofstein

9 febbraio 2021
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Maybe hardly known today, but Willi the Lion Smith is one of "the" true Harlem Jazz heros and took the piano play to the next level.

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