The Female Jimmy Smith

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The Female Jimmy Smith

Postby (hamilton_square) » Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:42 pm

The Daily Telegraph reports the death of South African born Cherry Wainer, aged 78 ...

Known for her virtuosity on the Hammond organ, Cherry Wainer was more influenced by Jimmy Smith than that of a female Liberace she was sometimes erroneously billed as.

Cherry Wainer and her drummer husband Don Stoner were prominent members of Lord Rockingham’s XI, the instrumental mainstay of British TV’s Oh Boy!, during the late 1950s.

Listen to the lady herself talking about those Oh Boy! days for BBC 4’s 50s Britannia documentary …

Following the demise of Oh Boy! the husband and wife duo of Stoner & Wainer gigged extensively round the UK and Germany until 1968 when they made the move to the States, settling and performing in and around Las Vegas.

Listen to this 1967 Stoner & Wainer performance taken from German TV …

Don Stoner died in 1977.
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