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Willie "The Lion" Smith

p, 1893-1973 US
Musician / Composer of Jazz
A.k.a. William Henry Joseph Bonaparte Bertholoff Smith

American jazz pianist and composer. Born: 23 November 1897 in Goshen, New York, USA. Died: 18 April 1973 in New York City, New York, USA. Willie was active since the early 1910s, best known for his 'Harlem Stride' playing style. The legend is that his nickname "The Lion" came from his bravery while serving as a heavy artillery gunner.

  • Piano
  • Vocals
  • Jazz
  • Blues
  • Pop

Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
The Lion And The TigerWillie "The Lion" Smith, Jo Jones2018Compil.
Grand Piano DuetsWillie "The Lion" Smith & Don Ewell2017Album
Stride Piano Duets Live In Toronto 1966Willie "The Lion" Smith, Don Ewell2008Album
Jazz Piano MastersJoja Wendt / Willie "The Lion" Smith2004Compil.
1950Willie "The Lion" Smith2004Compil.
Chez PanassiéWillie "The Lion" Smith2002Compil.
The Memoirs Of Willie "The Lion" SmithWillie "The Lion" Smith2001Album
Pianist And Character - 1935 / 1949Willie "The Lion" Smith2000Compil.
The Lion Roars! - His Greatest 1934-1944Willie "The Lion" Smith1998Compil.
1938-1940Willie "The Lion" Smith1993Compil.
The LionWillie "The Lion" Smith1992Album
1937-1938Willie "The Lion" Smith1992Compil.
1925-1937Willie "The Lion" Smith1992Compil.
Echoes Of SpringWillie "The Lion" Smith1992Album
The Legend Of Willie "The Lion" SmithWillie "The Lion" Smith1992Album
The Original 14 Plus Two 1938-1939Willie "The Lion" Smith1983Compil.
Willie "The Lion" Smith Vol. 2Willie "The Lion" Smith1983Album
The Original Fourteen Plus Two (1938–1939)Willie "The Lion" Smith1981Compil.
MemorialWillie "The Lion" Smith1981Album
Willie "The Lion" Smith Volume 1Willie "The Lion" Smith1981Album
RelaxingWillie "The Lion" Smith1977Album
MemorialWillie "The Lion" Smith1974Album
The Lion And The TigerWillie "The Lion" Smith, Jo Jones1974Album
Willie "The Lion" SmithWillie "The Lion" Smith1973Album
Live At Blues AlleyWillie "The Lion" Smith1973Album
Willie "The Lion" SmithWillie "The Lion" Smith1972Album
Le Lion Le Tigre Et La MadelonWillie "The Lion" Smith1972Album
Pork And BeansWillie "The Lion" Smith1972Album
Willie the Lion and His Washington CubsWillie "The Lion" Smith1971Album
California Here I ComeMike Lipskin With Willie "The Lion" Smith1971Album
Grand Piano - Virtuoso Duets By Willie (The Lion) Smith & Don EwellWillie "The Lion" Smith & Don Ewell1967Album
Music On My MindWillie "The Lion" Smith1966Album
A LegendWillie "The Lion" Smith1965Album
Piano Solos By Willie Smith, The Lion Of The Piano: Show TimeWillie "The Lion" Smith1962Album
Piano Solos By Willie Smith, The Lion Of The Piano: Original CompositionsWillie "The Lion" Smith1961Album
MemorialWillie "The Lion" Smith1960Album
Luckey & The Lion: Harlem PianoCharles "Luckey" Roberts & Willie "The Lion" Smith1960Album
Willie "The Lion" Smith Recalls The Great Days Of JazzWillie "The Lion" Smith1959Single
Accent On PianoWillie "The Lion" Smith1957Album
The Lion RoarsWillie "The Lion" Smith1957Album
Mood In BlueColeman Hawkins, Ernie Royal, Willie "The Lion" Smith, Jack Teagarden, Lucky Thompson1955Album
Jazz DancePee Wee Russell, Pops Foster, Jimmy McPartland, Jimmy Archey, Willie "The Lion" Smith, George Wettling1954Album
Jazz DancePee Wee Russell, Pops Foster, Jimmy McPartland, Jimmy Archey, Willie "The Lion" Smith, George Wettling1954Single
The Lion Steps OutWillie 'The Lion' Smith1953Album
When The Saints Go marchin' In / The Lion Steps OutWillie "The Lion" Smith1953Single
Reminiscing The Piano GreatsWillie "The Lion" Smith1951Album
Willie Smith " The Lion "Willie "The Lion" Smith1950Album
Nagasaki / Get Together BluesWillie "The Lion" Smith1950Album
Cuttin' Out / I'm Gonna Ride The Rest Of The WayWillie "The Lion" Smith1949Album
12 Street RagWillie "The Lion" Smith1949Album
The Boy And The Boat / The Devil And The Deep Blue SeaWillie "The Lion" Smith1939Album
Blues, Why Don't You Leave Me Alone / I've Got To Think It OverWillie "The Lion" Smith1937Album
Original Haitian MusicSidney Bechet, Willie "The Lion" Smith, Leo Warney And His OrchstraAlbum
Magic Island / MayotteWillie "The Lion" Smith, Sidney Bechet And His OrchestraAlbum
Trains And Planes / Pretty BabyWillie "The Lion" SmithAlbum
Willie "The Lion" SmithWillie "The Lion" SmithAlbum
Reminiscing The Piano GreatsWillie "The Lion" SmithCompil.
Moonlight CocktailWillie "The Lion" SmithAlbum
I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 90Billie Poole, Willie "The Lion" Smith, Stuff Smith, Guy Lafitte, Eddie Bernard, Gérard BadiniCompil.
Three Keyboards / The Lion And The LambWillie "The Lion" Smith, Jess Stacy, Joe BushkinAlbum
A Recital with...Willie "The Lion" SmithCompil.
The Many Faces Of Jazz Vol.30Willie "The Lion" SmithCompil.
Jazz DancePee Wee Russell, Pops Foster, Jimmy McPartland, Jimmy Archey, Willie "The Lion" Smith, George C. WetttlingAlbum
The Many Faces Of Jazz Vol. 49Willie "The Lion" SmithCompil.
Reminiscences 1965 / 8Champion Jack Dupree / Eddie Boyd / Willie "The Lion" SmithAlbum
Passionette / Morning AirWillie "The Lion" SmithAlbum
A Reissue Of Some Famous Black And White Masters Vol. 2Cliff Jackson, Lil Hardin-Armstrong, Willie "The Lion" SmithCompil.
Surboum Chez Marie ChantalRamón Márquez, Al Lirvat, Willie "The Lion" SmithAlbum
Grand PianoWillie "The Lion" Smith And Don Ewell, Claude Hopkins, Sir Charles ThompsonCompil.
Portrait Of The "Duke" / Echoes Of SpringWillie "The Lion" SmithAlbum
Midnight PianoWillie "The Lion" Smith / Cliff Jackson / Don FryeAlbum
Late Hours / 12th Street RagWillie "The Lion" SmithAlbum
Josephine / Lost In The ShuffleMilt Herth, Willie "The Lion" Smith, O'Neil SpencerAlbum
Stuyvesant Casino NightsRed Allen Quintet, Willie "The Lion" Smith, Henry "Red" Allen, "Big Chief" Russell Moore, Buster Bailey, Eddie PriceAlbum
Contrary Motion / Zig-ZagWillie "The Lion" SmithAlbum
Charleston / Carolina ShoutWillie "The Lion" SmithAlbum
Original Piano SoloWillie "The Lion" SmithAlbum
Reminiscing The Piano GreatsWillie "The Lion" SmithAlbum
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