Willie "The Lion" Smith

William Henry Joseph Bonaparte Bertholoff Smith

Also known as Smith, W. Smith, Will "The Lion" Smith, Willie 'The Lion' Smith, Willie (The Lion) Smith, Willie «The Lion» Smith, Willie Smith, Willie Smith "Le Lion", Willie Smith "The Lion", Willie Smith The Lion, Willie The "Lion" Smith, Willie The Lion Smith, Willie-the-Lion Smith, Willy "The Lion" Smith
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Discography of Willie "The Lion" Smith:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Pork And Beans 15 Audio 1972 Polydor
2 California Here I Come 10 Audio 1971 Flying Dutchman
3 I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 90 15 Audio Curcio
4 Memorial 11 Audio 1960 Jazz Vogue
5 Original Piano Solo 10 Audio Musidisc
6 Willie "The Lion" Smith Volume 1 14 Audio 1981 Jazz Reactivation
7 Music On My Mind 16 Audio
8 Music On My Mind 16 Audio
9 Luckey & The Lion: Harlem Piano 12 Audio Good Time Jazz
10 Music On My Mind 16 Audio MPS Records
11 Luckey & The Lion: Harlem Piano 12 Audio 1960 Good Time Jazz
12 Live At Blues Alley 16 Audio 1973 Chiaroscuro Records
13 Pork And Beans 15 Audio 1972 Black Lion Records
14 Piano Solos 16 Audio 1989 Commodore
15 Piano Solos By Willie Smith, The Lion Of The Piano 10 Audio 1961 Commodore
16 Willie "The Lion" Smith 12 Audio 1973 Decca Eclipse
17 Piano Solos 16 Audio 1989 Commodore
18 Jazz Dance 4 Audio Melodisc (3)
19 Stride Piano Duets Live In Toronto 1966 14 Audio 2008 Delmark Records
20 Grand Piano - Virtuoso Duets By Willie (The Lion) Smith & Don Ewell 10 Audio 1967
21 The Lion Of The Piano (Piano Solos) 14 Audio 1974
22 The Memoirs Of Willie "The Lion" Smith 4 Audio RCA
23 Music On My Mind 16 Audio 1971 MPS Records
24 The Lion And The Tiger 13 Audio 1974 Jazz Odyssey
25 The Many Faces Of Jazz Vol.30 14 Audio Disques Vogue
26 Mood In Blue 8 Audio Urania
27 Unknown Album 10 Audio Not On Label
28 The Memoirs Of Willie "The Lion" Smith 4 Audio RCA
29 Jazz Dance 4 Audio 1954 Jaguar Records (9)


American jazz pianist and composer.

Born : November 23 , 1897 in Goshen, New York.

Died : April 18, 1973 in New York City, New York.

Willie was active since the early 1910s, best known for his [i]Harlem Stride[/i] playing style. The legend is that his nickname "The Lion" came from his bravery while serving as a heavy artillery gunner.


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