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Brother Jack McDuff - 85% match to Johnny "Hammond" Smith

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Charles Earland - 81% match to Johnny "Hammond" Smith

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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24 May 1941, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 11 December 1999, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Earland began his musical career, playing saxophone, while still at school. First on alto and then tenor, he played with a number of bands and soon after graduation joined the small band led by organist Jimmy McGriff. Later, he formed a band of his own using the currently popular o Read more

Bobbi Humphrey - 68% match to Johnny "Hammond" Smith

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s
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MFSB - 67% match to Johnny "Hammond" Smith

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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‘Mother, Father, Sister, Brother’ or MFSB (and there was a less flattering alternative), was the house band employed by producers Gamble And Huff. Jesse James, Bobby Martin, Norman Harris (10 February, d. 21 March 1987), Ronnie Baker (d. 1990), Earl Young, Roland Chambers (b. 9 February 1944, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 8 May 2002, Wynnewood, Montgomery Cou Read more

Gene Harris - 59% match to Johnny "Hammond" Smith

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1 September 1933, Benton Harbour, Michigan, USA, d. 16 January 2000, Boise, Idaho, USA. A self-taught pianist, Harris extended his playing ability from its original boogie-woogie base while on military service. In the mid-50s he formed the Three Sounds with drummer Bill Dowdy and bass player Andrew Simpkins. The trio played highly popular bluesy mainstream jazz and recorded Read more

Lonnie Smith - 59% match to Johnny "Hammond" Smith

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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3 July 1942, Buffalo, New York, USA. Raised amid a musical family, Smith taught himself to play several instruments, including trumpet and tuba, before deciding to concentrate on the piano and, eventually, other keyboard instruments. In time, he settled on organ, becoming a successful practitioner on the Hammond B3. In the 50s, his first professional engagement was as singer Read more

Gary Bartz - 58% match to Johnny "Hammond" Smith

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 September 1940, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Bartz, whose father ran a jazz club, began playing alto saxophone at the age of 11. He played in the Alabama State Teachers College band, at his father’s club, and studied at the Juilliard School of Music, New York, and the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore. He worked with Lee Morgan and Grachan Moncur III, but his first regu Read more

Donald Byrd - 55% match to Johnny "Hammond" Smith

Genres: Disco Funk Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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9 December 1932, Detroit, Michigan, USA. In the early 50s Byrd studied trumpet and composition and also played in bands during his military service. Later in the decade he was frequently called upon to record with leading bop musicians, including John Coltrane, Jackie McLean, Phil Woods, Sonny Rollins, Art Blake, Kenny Clarke and Gigi Gryce (with whom he co-led the Jazz Lab Read more

The Blackbyrds - 54% match to Johnny "Hammond" Smith

Genres: Funk Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The original Blackbyrds were formed in 1973 by jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd. A doctor of ethnomusicology, Byrd lectured at Washington, DC’s Howard University and the group, named after Black Byrd, the artist’s million-seller, was drawn from his students. The Blackbyrds’ debut album charted in the soul, jazz and pop listings, while the follow-up, Flying Start, featu Read more

Jimmy McGriff - 52% match to Johnny "Hammond" Smith

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Herrell, 3 April 1936, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Encouraged by a musical home environment (both his parents were pianists), by the time he left school, McGriff played not only piano but bass, vibes, drums and saxophone. He played with Archie Shepp, Reggie Workman, Charles Earland and Donald Bailey in his youth, but after two years as an military policeman in the Read more

Leon Ware - 48% match to Johnny "Hammond" Smith

Genres: Jazz R&B / Soul
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Reuben Wilson - 46% match to Johnny "Hammond" Smith

Genres: Funk Jazz
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Roy Ayers Ubiquity - 46% match to Johnny "Hammond" Smith

Genres: Jazz
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Roy Ayers - 45% match to Johnny "Hammond" Smith

Genres: Dance Funk Jazz Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 September 1940, Los Angeles, California, USA. A popular jazz vibraphonist and vocalist, Ayers reached the peak of his commercial popularity during the mid-70s and early 80s, crossing over into the mainstream charts. He is also justly celebrated as an important influence on the latter decade’s acid-jazz movement.Ayers played piano as a child an Read more

Ramsey Lewis - 42% match to Johnny "Hammond" Smith

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ramsey Emmanuel Lewis, 27 May 1935, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Lewis started playing piano at the age of six. He graduated from school in 1948, after winning both the American Legion Award as an outstanding scholar and a special award for piano services at the Edward Jenner Elementary School. He began his career as an accompanist at the Zion Hill Baptist Church, an experience o Read more


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