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Willie Smith

as, sax, 1910-1967 US, Charleston, South Carolina
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. William McLeish Smith

William McLeish Smith (November 25, 1910 – March 7, 1967) was one of the major alto saxophone players of the swing era. He also played clarinet and sang.

  • Alto sax
  • Saxophone
  • Vocals
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Soundtrack
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Desperado on Desperado by Willie Smith

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
April 1946 Spotlight Bands Broadcasts Plus: Rare 1943 Air ChecksHarry James Featuring Willie Smith1995Album
Great Moments in Jazz Vol.2: Alto MastersJohnny Hodges, Benny Carter, Willie Smith1994Album
"Snooty Fruity"Willie Smith With Harry James And His Orchestra1990Compil.
the verve collectors´ itemTeddy Wilson, Gene Krupa, Count Basie, Oscar Moore, Ray Brown, Max Roach, Bud Powell, Willie Smith, Sonny Criss, Stan Getz, Barney Kessel1983Album
Live! Hollywood Palladium - Freedomland, N.Y. 1953 - 54Harry James, Willie Smith, Buddy Rich1979Album
Alto Saxophonist SupremeWillie Smith1972Album
Swinging Lester YoungLester Young With Howard McGhee, Chico Hamilton, Willie Smith, Curtis Counce, Joe Albany, Vic Dickenson, Irving Ashby1958Compil.
Duke's ValveJuan Tizol And Willie Smith1956Single
Gene Norman's Just Jazz Volume 13Stan Getz, Willie Smith, Charlie Shavers, Red Norvo, Oscar Moore, Johnny Miller, Louis Bellson1951Album
Alto Sax ArtistryWillie Smith1950Album
Knock Me A Kiss / Strictly InstrumentalJimmie Lunceford And His Orchestra, Willie Smith1942Album
Bei Mir Bist Du Schon / The Big DipperMilt Herth - Willie Smith - O'Neil Spencer1938Album
Moten SwingWillie SmithSingle
Tea For TwoWillie SmithCompil.
Alto Artistry 1944Benny Carter, Pete Brown, Willie SmithCompil.
"After Hours" Jam Session Featuring Willie SmithWillie SmithSingle
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