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JIMMY SMITH Jazz Organ Legend <br>1960s SIGNED Plugged Nickel Table Topper <br>from  Legendary Chicago Nightclub <br> SOLD!

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JIMMY SMITH, signed / autographed table topper from legendary Chicago Jazz Club, The Plugged Nickel.

Offered here is a great piece of history from the career of the most important jazz organist in history, plus a nice piece of memorabilia from the legendary (but long defunct) Chicago jazz haunt, The Plugged Nickel.

The Plugged Nickel was a music club located at 1321 North Wells Street in Downtown Chicago. It is the place where Miles Davis recorded his legendary Plugged Nickel Sessions for Columbia Records in 1965.

This table topper advised patrons, TWO DRINK MINIMUM PER PERSON PER SHOW, on one side, and gave the address and phone number of the establishment on the other.

When unfolded, Jimmy Smith’s signature can be seen written largely in blue ballpoint pen.

Here's the outer side (unfolded):

Here's the inner side (unfolded):

Unfolded, the piece measures 4 x 6”. It is in very good condition, with a small stain at the right hand edge of the signature, as can be seen in the scan.

From the All Music Guide:

Jimmy Smith:
Though he never received any exaggerated title, Jimmy Smith certainly ruled the Hammond organ in the '50s and '60s. He revolutionized the instrument, showing it could be creatively used in a jazz context and popularized in the process. His Blue Note sessions from 1956 to 1963 were extremely influential and are highly recommended. Smith turned the organ into almost an ensemble itself. He provided walking bass lines with his feet, left hand chordal accompaniment, solo lines in the right, and a booming, funky presence that punctuated every song, particularly the up-tempo cuts. Smith turned the fusion of R&B, blues, and gospel influences with bebop references and devices into a jubilant, attractive sound that many others immediately absorbed before following in his footsteps.


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