James Howard "Jimmie" Smith (born January 27, 1938, Newark, New Jersey) is an American jazz drummer.
Smith studied at the Al Germansky School for Drummers in his home town of Newark, New Jersey from 1951–54, then attended the Juilliard School in 1959-60. He began his professional career in New York around this time. In the 1960s he played with Jimmy Forrest (1960), Larry Young (1960–62), Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross (1962–63), Pony Poindexter (1963), Jimmy Witherspoon (1963), Gildo Mahones (1963), Jimmy McGriff (1963–65), and Groove Holmes (1965).
Songs in Order 1, "This is For Benny" SC "Criss Waltz" 2,"Soul Message" RGH, Misty 3, "All Night Long" SC "Criss Waltz 4, I Didn't now About You " KB Ellington Forever Vol. 1 5, Baby Baby JW 6, "Misty" RGH "Soul Message" 7, "I Let A Song Go Out of My Heart" KB Ellington Forever Vol 2 8, Jeep Is Jumpin" (SC) Sonny Criss, (KB) Kenny Burrell, RGH (Richard Groove Holmes) JW (Jimmy Witherspoon)
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