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Funny Paper Smith

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J.T. “Funny Paper” Smith was a pioneering pressure behind the introduction of the Tx blues guitar design of the pre-war period; furthermore to honing a personal sound recognized by complex melody lines and basic, repetitive bass riffs, he was also a gifted composer, authoring tunes of amazing narrative difficulty. A modern of such legends as Blind Lemon Jefferson and Dennis “Small Hat” Jones, alongside nothing concrete is well known of John T. Smith’s existence. Assumed to have already been given birth to in East Tx during the second option fifty percent of the 1880s, he was a minstrel who wandered concerning the panhandle area, carrying out at fairs, seafood fries, dances, along with other community occasions (often together with numbers including Tom Shaw, Tx Alexander, and Bernice Edwards). Smith resolved down lengthy enough to record some 22 tunes between 1930 and 1931, included in this his trademark quantity “Howling Wolf Blues, Pts. One and Two”; certainly, he stated the alternative nickname “Howling Wolf” some 2 decades before it had been appropriated by his even more popular successor, Chester Burnett. (The real tale behind Smith’s more prevalent nickname continues to be a matter of some argument — some blues archivists state he was rather dubbed “Crazy Papa,” using the “Crazy Paper” alias producing just from record organization mistake.) His profession found an abrupt end through the middle-’30s, when he was caught for murdering a guy over a gaming dispute. Smith was discovered guilty and imprisoned, and it is believed to possess passed away in his cell circa 1940.

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Full Name John T. Smith
Died June 30, 1940, Dallas, Texas, United States
Profession Musician
Nationality American
Music Songs Corn Whiskey Blues, Hoppin' Toad Frog, Good Coffee Blues, Howling Wolf Blues Part 2, Mama's Quittin' And Leavin' Part 1, Hungry Wolf, Tell It To The Judge Part 1, County Jail Blues, Honey Blues, Mama's Quittin' And Leavin' - Part 2, Heart Bleeding Blues, Howling Wolf Blues - No. 4, Howling Wolf Pt 1, Tell It To The Judge Part 2, Howling Wolf Blues, Hard Luck Man Blues, Forty-Five Blues, Howling Wolf Blues - No. 1, Fool's Blues, Before Long, Tell It to the Judge, Howling Wolf Blues - No. 3, Whiskeyhead Blues, Seven Sisters Blues - Part 1, Seven Sisters Blues, Seven Sisters Blues - Part 2
Albums Howling Wolf Blues, J.T. "Funny Paper" Smith (1930-1931), The Original Howling Wolf, 1930-1931, Jazz Figures / Funny Paper Smith, (1930 - 1931)


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SuperMansion TV Series storyboard supervisor - 11 episodes, 2016 - 2017 storyboard artist - 5 episodes, 2015
Gleep-Glorp & Lasertag 2017 Short storyboard artist
Lights, Camera, Lexi! 2016 TV Series storyboard artist - 1 episode
Camp WWE 2016 TV Series storyboard artist - 2 episodes
Robot Chicken 2012-2016 TV Series storyboard artist - 19 episodes
Before You Were Funny 2015 TV Mini-Series storyboard artist - 3 episodes
The Team Unicorn Saturday Action Fun Hour! 2014 TV Series storyboard revisionist - 1 episode
Friendship All-Stars ...of Friendship 2013 TV Series storyboard artist - 8 episodes
How to Be a Female Director 2012 Short storyboard artist

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Übermansion 2013 TV Movie production assistant
Robot Chicken 2012-2013 TV Series production assistant - 20 episodes
Robot Chicken: DC Comics Special 2012 TV Movie production assistant - as Tom Smith XXVIII
Dinosaur Office 2011-2012 TV Series short production assistant - 6 episodes
Frog in a Suit 2011 TV Series intern - 2 episodes
Yesterday's Tomorrow 2007 production assistant

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SuperMansion 2015 TV Series animator - 6 episodes
Super Man! Two Words! 2015 TV Series animator - 1 episode
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Nine to Fire 2011 Short animator
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Cat's Out of the Bag 2010 Short

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