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Dexter Wansel - 99% match to Johnny "Hammond" Smith

Genres: Funk Jazz R&B / Soul
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Groove Collective - 93% match to Johnny "Hammond" Smith

Genres: Dance R&B / Soul
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The Blackbyrds - 89% 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

James Taylor Quartet - 82% match to Johnny "Hammond" Smith

Genres: Christian & Gospel Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Bobbi Humphrey - 80% match to Johnny "Hammond" Smith

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s
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Lonnie Liston Smith - 78% match to Johnny "Hammond" Smith

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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28 December 1940, Richmond, Virginia, USA. Not to be confused with the soul/jazz organist Lonnie Smith. Born into a very musical family, Smith seemed destined from a very early age to make music his career. His father and two brothers were all vocalists, but it was the keyboard that attracted Smith. After studying at Morgan State University, he moved to New York and immersed Read more

Gary Bartz - 77% 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

Snowboy - 67% match to Johnny "Hammond" Smith

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Pleasure - 66% match to Johnny "Hammond" Smith

Genres: Disco Funk
Decades Active: 2000s
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Charles Earland - 65% 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

Brother Jack McDuff - 64% match to Johnny "Hammond" Smith

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Leroy Hutson - 64% match to Johnny "Hammond" Smith

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 June 1945, Newark, New Jersey, USA. This African-American instrumentalist, composer, arranger, producer and multi-talented performer generated a host of affiliations, but never achieved a level of success commensurate with his talent. He first formed a vocal group in his native New Jersey, but emerged as a soul music talent while attending Howard University in 1970. There Read more

Lonnie Smith - 63% 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

Reuben Wilson - 61% match to Johnny "Hammond" Smith

Genres: Funk Jazz
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Azymuth - 59% match to Johnny "Hammond" Smith

Genres: Jazz R&B / Soul World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Azymuth (not to be confused with Azimuth, the UK trio formed in 1977) was formed in Brazil in 1971 by José Roberto Bertrami (21 February 1946, Tatui, Brazil; piano/keyboards), Alex Malheiros (b. 19 August 1946, Niteroi, Brazil; bass), and Ivan Conti (b. 16 August 1946, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; drums - sometimes joined in his percussion duties by Aleuda). Adopting the p Read more


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