Smokey Woods

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Genres: Country, Jazz, Western Swing

Based in: Houston

Instrument: piano

Birthplace: Unavailable Birthdate: Unavailable Deathdate: 1975

Smokey Woods was one of the great legends of western swing, an eccentric personality whose talents as a pianist and vocalist (now somewhat forgotten) were influenced by Fats Waller. He recorded with the Modern Mountaineers (which also featured Hal Hebert, J.R. Chatwell and J.C. Way) and lead a Wood Chips session starring Clarence Clark, Uttenger and J.C. Way.

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