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Re: “Guitar Legend Johnny Smith Alive and Well in Colorado Springs

Went to see Johnny in early 1950's at Cotton Club-name was changed to Modern Jazz Room, in Cleveland, OH. Visited him on a Saturday, unannounced, at the Auditorium Hotel in Cleve. He was really gracious inviting me in. He was practicing on a Gibson Classical guitar and played Leyenda by Albenez for me.
Another time in Cleveland I took some of my highschool friends to the Modern Jazz Room to hear him. I requested "Little Girl Blue". Thanking him with great praise for his playing, he expressed dissatisfaction with certain passages. To me, it had been flawless. I'm 72 and still play jazz guitar for me. By the way, some of those chords in his Moonlight In Vermont are a 7 fret extension...at least the way I figured them out. I had every album he made.
Am grateful for what Johnny Smith and his music have meant to me. God bless him. Ned Tookman, Westlake, OH
Posted by thetook on June 14, 2010 at 7:16 PM

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Posted by thetook on 06/14/2010 at 7:18 PM

Re: “Guitar Legend Johnny Smith Alive and Well in Colorado Springs

Went to see Johnny in early 1950's at Cotton Club-name was changed to Modern Jazz Room, in Cleveland, OH. Visited him on a Saturday, unannounced, at the Auditorium Hotel in Cleve. He was really gracious inviting me in. He was practicing on a Gibson Classical guitar and played Leyenda by Albenez for me.
Another time in Cleveland I took some of my highschool friends to the Modern Jazz Room to hear him. I requested "Little Girl Blue". Thanking him with great praise for his playing, he expressed dissatisfaction with certain passages. To me, it had been flawless. I'm 72 and still play jazz guitar for me. By the way, some of those chords in his Moonlight In Vermont are a 7 fret extension...at least the way I figured them out. I had every album he made.
Am grateful for what Johnny Smith and his music have meant to me. God bless him. Ned Tookman, Westlake, OH

Posted by thetook on 06/14/2010 at 7:15 PM

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