The Hotshots
Hotshots
Al and Judy Smith

This dynamic duo delights audiences of all ages by combining harmonica artistry with light humor. Their routines fit equally well in a "Variety Show" format or as a self contained show complete with sound system. State of the art electronics and wireless microphones allow complete freedom for choreographed movements during their performance.

JUDY SMITH plays diatonic, chromatic, bass and polyphonic harmonicas as well as melodica, a keyboard instrument. She also plays "straight man" for Al's humor between tunes. JUDY began playing harmonicas in 1977. Her skill on the instrument has become well known and appreciated among harmonica players worldwide. She spent several years as music director of the Rubber Capital Harmonica Club in Akron, Ohio and later served as president.

AL SMITH began his career with the world famous Borrah Minevitch Harmonica Rascals and appeared on many popular television shows. As a "Rascal", he performed on the big stages of the Las Vegas dining rooms and renowned night clubs: Copacabana, Latin Quarter, Moulin Rouge and the Lido in Paris.

Although his primary instrument is a two foot long chord harmonica, Al also plays a Chinese chord & bass" harmonica, a custom made Boogie Harp and a slide chromatic (one in each hand), a Chordomonica with two levers, a revolving harmonica that looks like a corncob, and a "Spike Jones" rig complete with slide whistle, siren, and bells. And, with no hands, he and Judy play a duet on tiny harmonicas one inch long.

On separate occasions, A1 and Judy have each been selected "Harmonica Player of the Year" at International conventions of harmonica players presented by SPAH (Society for the Preservation and Advancement of the Harmonica). Together, in competition from 21 countries, Al and Judy twice emerged as trophy winners at the World Harmonica Championships - in Europe in 1987 and again in 1991 when the competition was held in the United States.

Recently, the Hotshots have expanded their horizon with engagements on the Holland America and Crystal Symphony Cruise Ships and the Grand American Queen Mississippi Riverboat.

While their act is primarily instrumental with a Dixieland/Standard flavor, this husband and wife team displays amazing talent with a variety of musical styles as they present up to an hour of fast moving routines.

A HOTSHOTS performance not only makes an event successful but leaves an audience with pleasant memories of good, wholesome entertainment.

Hotshots
Hotshots CD "Harmonica Fever" titles:
1. Brazil
2. OH! What It Seemed To Be
3. St. Louis Blues
4. Cantina Band (from Star Wars)
5. Peg O' My Heart
6. Waitin' For The Robert E. Lee
7. Street Fair
8. Phantom Of The Opera
9. Tribute To Cohan
10. Without You
11. La Fiesta
12. Miserlou
13. Toast To The Southland
14. Blue Prelude
15. New York, New York
16. El Cumbanchero


Toast of the Southland

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Hotshots
Hotshots CD "Orange Blossom Special...And All That Jazz" titles:
1. Orange Blossom Special
2. Up A Lazy River
3. Ashokan Farewell
4. Dark Eyes
5. Bugler's Holiday
6. El Relicario
7. Mister Sandman
8. Steel Guitar Rag
9. Jalousie
10. Polka Medley
11. Chiquita (Composed by Dominic Sgro)
12. Fiddlin' Around
13. Time Was
14. Sweet Georgia Brown
15. American Patrol
16. Chicago


Chicago Medley

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The price is US$16.00 + US$4.00 for H&S. (Overseas orders add US$2.00)

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Or mail to:

Al Smith
2398 Southern Road
Richfield
Ohio, 44286-9520
U. S. of America
Phone/Fax: ++1-(0)330-6596458

The HOTSHOTS & HARMONAIRS 'EN ROUTE':

Harmonica Junction
Harmonica Junction CD "Harmonica Junction! - ALL ABOARD!" titles:
1. Only You
2. Leap Frog
3. Quizas, Quizas,Qquizas
4. Piacer d'Amour
5. Sonny Boy
6. Inamorata
7. Comedians Galop
8. My Wild Irish Rose
9. Overture from Tommy
10. Are You Lonesome Tonight
11. There's No Tomorrow
12. Cintigo en la Distancia
13. In Caliente
14. Dam that dream
15. Ferryboat Serenade
16. Tribute to SPAH
17. Meester Tango
18. Airlanes
19. Walter Winchell Rhumba
20. Pretty Woman


Only You

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Order from:

Gene Hansen
29830 Manhatten Street
St. Claire Shores
Michigan 48082
U. S. of America
Payment must be by bank check or money order for US dollars.

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