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Johnny Smith

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Guitarist of the 1950s known for lush chord melody arrangements.

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Here's Johnny Smith's amazing arrangement of "My Romance" I wanted to include the original version but can'r find it on youtube! There's some painful stretches in this one! More…

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A very good exercise in closed position chords. More…

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Here's Johnny Smith's sweet sounding ending run from "Hello, Young Lovers" More…

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Covering Bambolo · July 1, 2019

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Thanks Bambolo for this great transcription of this Johnny Smith arrangement! More…

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From Johnny Smith's 1958 LP Easy listening. Dig the awesome piano-like close voicings Johnny is using in this arrangement. More…

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Are your fingers properly stretched? They’d better be, if you want to play these beautiful, lush chord voicings from Johnny Smith. This comes from his classic Moonlight In Vermont album with Stan Getz.… More…

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Here's a snippet full of rich tone from the wonderful Johnny Smith arrangement of "I'm Old Fashioned." More…

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Awesome way to end a song here, from Johnny Smith! Super dissonant, then super straightforward/melodic. This is the ending for “It Could Happen To You” from Johnny’s 1955 album “Plays Jimmy Van Heusen.” More…