Marvin Smitty Smith

pgm554

Platinum Member
While perusing YouTube ,I came across this:
Dean Brown Group ~ Live
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BG45s0QINDU

Saw the drummer and went who's that?

I saw Marvin Smitty Smith in the credits,but thought it must be a mistake cause I remember him from Burning for Buddy and he was thin and this guy was easily 300 lbs.

Now I read he died about a year ago and was wondering what happened?
 

TheElectricCompany

Senior Member
While perusing YouTube ,I came across this:
Dean Brown Group ~ Live
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BG45s0QINDU

Saw the drummer and went who's that?

I saw Marvin Smitty Smith in the credits,but thought it must be a mistake cause I remember him from Burning for Buddy and he was thin and this guy was easily 300 lbs.

Now I read he died about a year ago and was wondering what happened?
That's definitely Smitty in the video. Keep in mind Burning for Buddy came out twenty years ago. He's bound to have put on some weight since then.

Here's his Twitter. https://twitter.com/smittydrumming
 

DrumEatDrum

Platinum Member
That's definitely Smitty in the video. Keep in mind Burning for Buddy came out twenty years ago. He's bound to have put on some weight since then.
Agreed.

It's him.

And at this point, the Buddy Rich tribute concert he appeared in was filmed in 1991, so we're talking 25 year difference.
 

FreDrummer

Silver Member
He played in The Tonight Show Band in the Kevin Eubanks era (roughly 1995-2009). He was not exactly "thin" towards the end of that run. drumnhands: how'd he look when you saw him?
 
He played in The Tonight Show Band in the Kevin Eubanks era (roughly 1995-2009). He was not exactly "thin" towards the end of that run. drumnhands: how'd he look when you saw him?
He looked fine. He's not skinny by any means but he was happy and smiling.
 
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