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  May 2007  
 

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slide hamptonSmitty:  Well, congratulations, my friend. That’s quite an accomplishment in this fragile world.

SH:  And we’re having a lot of celebrations.  I’m playing four universities starting in the beginning of the month, which are things that have been handled by Tony Charles, and they’re gonna be celebrating my 75th birthday at each one of these universities, and then in the middle of the month I’ll be celebrating back in Indianapolis for three days. We’re gonna be celebrating that for the next year.  I’ll probably be more than 75 years old by the time it’s over.

Smitty:  (Laughs.)  And we’re happy to hear that you’ll still be around, my friend.  Yes, and this information they can get from your Web site as well.

SH:  Yes.

Smitty:  Oh, great.  Well, I certainly hope to get out and catch one of your live events, my friend, I’m looking forward to that.

SH:  I’d love to see you anywhere.

Smitty:  Thank you.

SH:  You’re my guest whenever you’re anywhere that we’re near each other.

Smitty:  Well, thank you very much.  I would be honored. We’ve been talking with the Grammy Award winning Mr. Slide Hampton. Once again, the record is Slide Plays Jobim.  Please go to his Web site to get this great record.  This is one that will certainly have you holding onto your hat because this is some wonderful music.  Slide, thank you so much.  It was a pleasure to speak with you and to know that you’re still out there doing your thing. Best of everything in 2007 and beyond, my friend.

SH:  Thank you so much.  It’s a real honor talking to you and thanks so much for helping keep music alive.

 

 

Baldwin “Smitty” Smith