Lavay Smith

Lavay Smith

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Bay Area swing diva Lavay Smith incorporates blues, New Orleans R&B, salsa, jump blues and bebop into her two records with her band, the Red Hot Skillet Lickers: One Hour Mama and Everybody's Talkin' 'Bout Miss Thing!!!. Smith began singing in 1988 with an L.A. trio called Bogrumpus, which featured pianist/arranger Chris Siebert; by the following year, Siebert and Smith moved to San Francisco and began building the Skillet Lickers' lineup, which includes tenorist Robert Stewart,... Read more

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