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Jimmy Ponder

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An excellent guitarist with a soulful sound and the ability to uplift any funky jazz date, Jimmy Ponder has appeared on many recordings during his long career, over 80 as a sideman and 15 as a leader. Ponder began playing guitar when he was 14 and considers Wes Montgomery and Kenny Burrell to be his two main early influences and Wes Montgomery later on. Offered a job with Charles Earland after having only played guitar three years, Ponder waited until he graduated from high school and then spent three years with the organist's group, recording several dates with Earland. He worked and recording with Lou Donaldson, Houston Person, Donald Byrd, Stanley Turrentine, and Jimmy McGriff and in the early '70s moved to New York (from Philadelphia), leading his own groups. Ponder has since recorded as a leader in the 1970s for Cadet, ABC/Impulse, TK, CBS, and Toshiba, in the '80s for Milestone, and in the '90s for Muse and HighNote. In the 21st century his albums included Ain't Misbehavin' (2000), Thumbs Up (2001), Alone (2003), What's New (2005), and Somebody's Child and Solo: Live at the Other Side, both released in 2007. ~ Scott Yanow
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Albums by
Jimmy Ponder

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    Steel City Blues

    10 songs

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    Somebody's Child

    11 songs

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    Ain't Misbehavin'

    11 songs

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    James Street

    7 songs

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    What's New

    8 songs

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    Thumbs Up

    9 songs

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    Guitar Christmas

    11 songs

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    Alone

    10 songs

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    Jimmy Ponder: Sonny Lester Collection

    7 songs

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    Something to Ponder

    8 songs

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    Soul Eyes

    8 songs

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    To Reach a Dream

    8 songs

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    Jump

    8 songs

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    Come on Down

    7 songs

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    Mean Streets: No Bridges

    7 songs

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    White Room

    7 songs

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    All Things Beautiful

    6 songs

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    Illusions

    7 songs

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    Live At The Other End


Top Songs by
Jimmy Ponder

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  2.   Jingle Bells
  3.   Mister Magic
  4.   The End of a Beautiful Friendship
  5.   Do You Hear What I Hear?
  6.   Silent Night
  7.   Merry Christmas, Baby
  8.   They Can't Take That Away from Me
  9.   September Song
  10.   Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  11.   Jump
  12.   All the Things You Are
  13.   N.Y.C.
  14.   Jitterbug Waltz
  15.   Barbara
  16.   TNT
  17.   In a Sentimental Mood
  18.   Come on Down
  19.   Secret Love
  20.   The End of a Beautiful Relationship
  21.   A Subtle Down
  22.   Stormy Monday Blues
  23.   Wild Is the Wind
  24.   Somebody's Child
  25.   The Late, Late Show
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Stations & Shows Featuring
Jimmy Ponder

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    Jazz Christmas

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    The Wolf Lounge

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    Holiday Party

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    Classic Jazz

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    Classic Jazz [Non-Voc]


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