Jimmy Blythe

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Birthday
20, 1901
Birthplace
Kentucky
Death Date
Jun 14, 1931 (30)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
20, 1901
Birthplace
Kentucky
Death Date
Jun 14, 1931 (30)

About

Accompanist in the 1920s for many of Paramount Records' singers. He was known for his group Blythe's Sinful Five.

Before Fame

He appeared with numerous spasm bands, such as the Midnight Rounders and the State Street Ramblers.

Trivia

His version of Jimmy's Blues was used by blues pianist Pinetop Smith as the theme on Pine Top's Boogie Woogie, his hit tune.

Family Life

He left his birthplace of Louisville in 1916 for Chicago where he studied with pianist Clarence Jones.

Associated With

He had a profound impact on Albert Ammons.