Monday, May 4, 2009

ethel smith



If you know me at all, you know I really LOVE a good organ solo/player. Well, why have I never heard of the huge baller known as Ethel Smith? I have a serious love affair with the Hammond B-3 and Ethel is playing a Hammond A, I think, but it's all good.

Ethel is an organ player, so she already has a small piece o' my heart. She made many pop recordings on the Hammond in the 1940s, which is a super baller time period and also reminds me of one of my favorite books, Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself by Judy Blume. Anyway, I would give anything to be Ethel. Not only for the totally tight hairstyles but also for the amazing hand dexterity and also just to know I could kick anyone's ass in a musical throwdown.

Here's the deal. Ethel Smith is the most boring name of all time. Let's be real. It's on par with Sally Johnson or John White or something. But whatever she is lacking in stage name she makes up for in total awesomeness. This lady is like quick draw McGraw on the damn keys! How does she do this? I need answers. Just watch her hands move around and see if you can keep up. Also, how baller are all this other ladies? This is like some weird Girl Scout meeting in my dreams, but with grown women.

2 comments:

--matt g said...

let's go below the border for some south american jive.

--matt g said...

p.s. i'm also loving how she made the organ play that sweet ass hornstab from the start of "Jump Around" at the end of the South American jive. Okay Kitties! i mean...alright ladies.