Jimmy Smith Best Quotes

Jimmy Lee Smith Jr. is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and Jacksonville Jaguars. Enjoy Jimmy Smith’s best quotes below.

Jimmy Smith
“I played with Sam Lay, Jimmy Reed, Big Walter Horton, Big Moose Walker, and all those guys.”
“I played with Eddie Taylor’s son, Tim Taylor and Carey Bells son Lurie Bell.”
“Michael Coleman, now that was a boy that taught me some stuff too.”
“My boys told me they’d rather play than practice.”
“My first recording, a guy came down to Philadelphia and heard me play and he introduced me to Alfred Lion.”
“My mom would have liked it that I patterned myself more after Jimmy Reed.”
“Yeah, you know everybody has somebody that they patterned themselves after.”
“All the colleges I played, most of the colleges, they were white.”
“I always had the facial hair so I looked older than I was.”
“I did my first recording. It was called The Champ.”
“I just came from Aspen, Colorado and they had fifteen kids I played for and they all played horns.”
“Ninety-five percent of my audience was white.”
“People like the idea of the trio and so I did mostly trio.”
“Three months. I was playing the organ for three months. It was a challenge for me in the beginning.”
“And then when I found my sound, it took me two and a half weeks to find my sound and when I did I pulled out all the stops, all the stops I could find.”
“I heard Mr. Wild Bill Davis. I heard him play in 1930 and he told me that it would take me fifteen years just to learn the pedals, the pedals of the organ and I got mad.”

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