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5195Re: Keith Smith

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  • Mark Harwood
    Jan 25, 2008
      --- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com, "Robert Greenwood"
      <robertgreenwood_54uk@...> wrote:
      > Someone told me the other night that the British trumpeter Keith
      Smith has died. I've no
      > further details. In the 1960s Smith toured Europe with The New
      Orleans All-Stars, a band that
      > included Alvin Alcorn, Darnell Howard, Jimmy Archey, Alton Purnell,
      Pops Foster, and Cie
      > Frasier. Some band!
      > Robert Greenwood

      Some band, and some music too, Robert. His recordings with those chaps
      in New Orleans in 1965 and in New York in 1966 show that he had the
      spirit of good pre-war jazz.
      Condolences to his family and friends.
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