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Jimi "Prime Time" Smith

This site is a highlight of Jimi "Prime Time" Smith, a local blues guitarist who grew up in Chicago playing with blues legend Jimmy Reed. The contents of this website include three separate works that describe a concert performance, historical background of blues music, and a musical analysis of one of Smith's song "Whole Lot of Power." Hopefully these works will help educate those who are not familiar with blues music and provide them with a new-found appreciation and understanding of this great genre.

The following is a link to video footage of Jimi "Prime Time" Smith on youtube.

This site was set up by Stephen Arneson, a freshman at the University of Minnesota. He set up the site because of his love and appreciation of blues music. As a budding musician himself, this project allowed him to apply his studies to a topic that he is passionate about.