Talk:Willie "The Lion" Smith

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Deleted data[edit]

I have deleted the following:

Samples[edit]

  • of "Finger Buster" by Willie The Lion Smith, a long-unreleased piano solo from one of the giants of stride

as it stands, there seems to be something missing and I do not know how to fix it. If anyone knows how to do so, please return it to article. Thanx. --Technopat 11:56, 28 August 2007 (UTC)


Citation formatting, Jan 10, 1939 session[edit]

I made a special mention of Willie Smith's Commodore solo session of Jan 10, 1939. It is often cited, in one way or another, as the single more important recording session of his career. This is not really a controversial claim. Every online review I've found of his work says as much. And most jazz anthologies which include his work pick recordings or at least compositions recorded at this session. (I can't even find any reviews that contradict this viewpoint.) So I think it may be helpful to those who want to a place to start. I included one reference, which can be found by googling that book on the web, but I am not so clear on the correct formatting of citations. Perhaps someone can improve this formatting, and maybe even throw in a couple of other citations saying the same thing.

This article could be improved by giving some more attention to "Echoes of Spring," his most famous composition. Sojambi Pinola (talk) 19:03, 19 July 2009 (UTC)

Any reason for deleting the information I added in July on his recordings? At the very least, some space should be given to his compositions. The article is lacking. My contributions were not perfect but were at least informative and appropriate. Sojambi Pinola (talk) 19:29, 9 January 2010 (UTC)