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



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Blogger Kristín said...

Love the hairstyle

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