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 Claydes Charles Smith

Claydes Charles Smith

Birth
Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA
Death 20 Jun 2006 (aged 57)
Maplewood, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Westfield, Union County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 14676937 · View Source
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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


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  • Originally Created by: Peterborough K
  • Added: 22 Jun 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14676937
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Claydes Charles Smith (6 Sep 1948–20 Jun 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14676937, citing Fairview Cemetery, Westfield, Union County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .