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Claydes Charles Smith
Birth: Sep. 6, 1948
Jersey City
Hudson County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Jun. 20, 2006
Maplewood
Essex County
New Jersey, USA

Musician. Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, he was a co-founder and lead guitarist for the popular funk group, Kool & The Gang. His smooth blend of jazz-blues guitar playing can be heard on such hits as "Lady's Night", "Joanna", "Take My Heart", "Celebration", "Jungle Boogie" and "Hollywood Swingers". Due to illness, Smith stopped touring with the band in January 2006. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Fairview Cemetery
Westfield
Union County
New Jersey, USA
 
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Record added: Jun 22, 2006
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Claydes Charles Smith
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Claydes Charles Smith
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