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Jimmy Ponder

g, 1946-2013 US, Pittsburgh
Musician of Jazz

Jimmy Ponder (born May 10, 1946 - died September 16, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) was an American jazz guitarist.Ponder started playing guitar at age 14, and was heavily influenced by Wes Montgomery and Kenny Burrell. He began playing with Charles Earland at 17, and in the following years played with Lou Donaldson, Houston Person, Donald Byrd, Stanley Turrentine, and Jimmy McGriff. He moved to Philadelphia and later New York City in the 1970s, and recorded extensively as a leader for a number of jazz labels. Since the late 1980s, Jimmy frequently returned to his hometown to perform with his popular trio alongside two of Pittsburgh's other Jazz greats; Roger Humphries and Gene Ludwig. Ponder's most commercially successful releases were his 1978 Muse Records set All Things Beautiful (U.

  • Guitar
  • Vocals
  • Electric guitar
  • Jazz
  • R&B/Soul
  • Blues
Popular Tracks   
A Tribute To A Rose on Steel City Blues by Jimmy Ponder
Snow Blower on B. Baker Chocolate Co. by Various Artists
You Are Too Beautiful on Steel City Blues by Jimmy Ponder
Blues Bag on All Things Beautiful by Jimmy Ponder
Love Will Find a Way on Groove Merchant Super Funk Collection - Return of Jazz Funk by Various Artists
Love Me Right on All Things Beautiful by Jimmy Ponder
Ain't Misbehavin' on Ain't Misbehavin' by Jimmy Ponder
Flexible Flyer on Tailgunner by Various Artists
Love Will Find a Way on All Things Beautiful by Jimmy Ponder
Carousel on B. Baker Chocolate Co. by Various Artists

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Live At The Other EndJimmy Ponder2007Album
Come And SeeJoe Lee Wilson, Jimmy Ponder2007Album
Somebody's ChildJimmy Ponder2007Album
What's NewJimmy Ponder2005Album
Thumbs UpJimmy Ponder2001Album
How To Strip For Your LoverSonny Lester & His Orchestra, Jimmy McGriff, Lonnie Smith, Jimmy Ponder, Joe Thomas1998Album
James StreetJimmy Ponder1997Album
Something To PonderJimmy Ponder1996Album
To Reach A DreamJimmy Ponder1991Album
Jimmy PonderJimmy Ponder1991Compil.
Come On DownJimmy Ponder1991Album
JumpJimmy Ponder1989Album
Mean Streets - No BridgesJimmy Ponder1987Album
So Many StarsJimmy Ponder1985Album
Down Here On The GroundJimmy Ponder1984Album
Ponder'nJimmy Ponder1981Album
Jimmy PonderJimmy Ponder1979Compil.
A ClueJimmy Ponder1978Single
All Things BeautifulJimmy Ponder1978Album
White RoomJimmy Ponder1977Album
IllusionsJimmy Ponder1976Album
JenniferJimmy Ponder1976Single
While My Guitar Gently WeepsJimmy Ponder1974Album
Sometimes You WinJimmy Ponder1966Single
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