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TRIBUTE TO GEORGE M. SMITH

Charles Gacsi (42523) · [archive]
Style: Jazz · Level: Advanced · Tempo: 120
Pages: 1 2 3 4

2003

Not too much is generally known about George M. Smith as he was a studio musician for the motion picture industry, radio, and television.

Names of performers he worked with are part of the passing parade of the entertainment industry from another time.

He was associated with well known names. Most that probably not many remember. But never the less I will list them here for a starter.

Alfred Newman of 20th Century Fox, Victor Yound of Paramount Pictures, Max Steiner of Warnere Bros Studios, Cy Feuer of Republic Studios, Nathaniel Finston and Leonared Hayton of MGM studios, Bing Crosby, ALice Faye, Dorothy Lamour, Shirly Temple, Don Ameche, Gladys Swarthout, Irene Dunn, Georgie Stoll on Fitch Bandwagon, Kate Smith Program, Los Angeles Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Duets with Harry Bluestone (Violinist), Kenny Baker, Deanna Durbin, Tito Guizar, and the Office of War Information Motion Pitures, and Armed Forces Entertainment for Hospitals.

George was my guitar teacher and my friend. One of the really important influences in my life. Some of his later works were out standing. And here and there I must have touched his life a bit because there was a little of the influence of my life in his music that I became aware of. I think George died in the 80's. For many of the younger members, the names mentioned are from another time. This is a short excerpt.

The second page of tab allows the the individual to hear it from beginning to the end. The third and fourth pages of tab will be made printed friendly so that a decent printed page may be obtained for those that are interested in the material.