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Lonnie Liston Smith

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by Lonnie Liston Smith

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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 himself in the city’s thriving jazz scene. Accompanying Betty Carter for a year in 1963, Smith soon became a highly... Read more

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jazz
funk
soul
jazz funk
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