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Johnny Smith with Friends Mark Holzinger and Chris Justin: San Francisco Bay Jazz

Read "San Francisco Bay Jazz" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

Take a guess as to which famous musician guitarist/vocalist Johnny Smith is related to. If you opted for guitar jazz legend Johnny Smith, as some might, you were wrong. Smith's uncle and aunt are Delaney & Bonnie Bramlett of rock music fame, who were a significant act circa 1970 with such hits as “Only You Know ...

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Johnny Smith with Friends Mark Holzinger and Chris Justin: San Francisco Bay Jazz

Read "San Francisco Bay Jazz" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Johnny Smith may not be a musical household name, but his rural Missouri roots and Uncle Delaney and Aunt Bonnie Bramlett gave him some serious soul bona fides. Following a musical youth and a stint in the Marines, Smith returned to his second home of Southern California, skirting big fame, making smart and informed pop music. ...