The Jimmy Smith Biography

All About Jimmy Smith

I want to write detail about jimmy smith's biography. "Jimmy Smith was born on December 8, 1925, in Memphis, Tennessee. His parents were Walter Smith and Edna Smith. His father was a bus driver, and his mother was a housewife. Jimmy had two brothers: Walter Jr. and John.

He had a sister, Lillian. Jimmy attended Central High School. In his childhood, he was taught by his father and his grandmother. He learned how to play guitar from his father, who also gave him an old guitar. He played it until he was eleven years old when he got into a fight with one of his schoolmates. His mother told him that he must stop playing. However, he did not listen to her. That is why he lost his chance to become a professional musician.

In 1963 He has released an album Back At The Chicken Shack. It was recorded in 1960 and released his album in 1963. 

In 1968, he was drafted into the US Army. He served for three years. He played in the Army band, which made him famous. He had an excellent performance at the Monterey Pop Festival. He played alongside Eric Clapton, The Who, and many other notable musicians. He was discharged in 1971. In 1971, Jimmy Smith went to Los Angeles. There, he met a girl named Pamela Melville. They got married and had a daughter, Amanda.

In 1972, he signed a contract with Columbia Records. He worked for them until he released his album, You Win Again. It was one of the best albums of his career. He became very famous after that. He also played at the Montreux Jazz Festival. In 1973, he recorded the album, One on One. He also appeared in the film, The Last American Hero. He recorded three albums with the band, Jimmy Smith and The Band. In 1975, he recorded the album, Jimmy Smith. It was his last album with Columbia Records.

In 1976, he moved to Warner Bros. Records. He recorded two albums with them: Jimmy Smith and Back at the Chicken Shack. After that, he signed with Epic Records. He worked for them for ten years. In 1989, he signed a contract with Warner Bros. Records. His next album was entitled I'm the Man. In 1991, he recorded the album I Can't Turn-Around.

In 2000, he released the album Blues All Day Long. He also appeared on the soundtrack of the movie, The Big Bounce. In 2002, he released the album. You Got the Good Stuff. In 2006, he released the album, The Hardest Working Man in Show Business. In 2010, he released the album, One More Time. In 2011, he released the album, The Last Real Thing. In 2012, he released the album, When Love Comes to Town.


Jimmy is one of the best jazz guitarists. He has worked with some of the best musicians of his time. He has influenced many artists in the jazz genre. He has performed with a lot of famous people, including Miles Davis. Additionally, he has been able to record with some of the biggest names in music. He has recorded over 150 albums, still producing music today. Smith has collaborated with some of the most renowned musicians of the time.