Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Cover Girls - part 2

Ethel Smith

   Playing the big Hammond, Ethel was a true pioneer on what was then (the late 1930's) a brand new instrument. There were many, many B-3 electric organ artists in the fifties and sixties, but very few as early as Ethel. She was also a globe hopper, touring extensively in South America with diplomat Cordell Hull to the first Pan-American conference. "For a while," she said, "I became a regular tropical hep chick." She was a featured performer at The Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro. She also appeared in many movies, wowing audiences with her talent and presence.

By Professor Batty


Blogger Kristín said...

Love the hairstyle

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