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Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith 1921 - 2014

Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith

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January 09, 2016
I herd of Arthur smith as a child. I think my dad named me after him . I watched Carolina calling on tv several years .
February 08, 2015
I have fond memories of Arthur, Brother Ralph, Cousin Fud, Don Reno and the regular TV shows they presented in the mornings in North Carolina as I was growing up. Tommy Faile was one of my favorites. At 69 Arthur Smith still leaves a good taste in my mouth. I am glad he was/is a part of my life. Sleep well Arthur. Dennis Baldwin
November 10, 2014
Arthur Smith was a valued friend and a musical hero. As part of the pastoral staff at Calvary Church in Charlotte, NC I came to know Arthur. Later we collaborated on a discography project about Southern Gospel Music. Arthur Smith was the most generous and faithful friend ever. He is sorely missed.
April 16, 2014
Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith was a one-of-a-kind entertainer, musician, host, businessman, songwriter, and Christian of whom we will never see the likes of again. Although he was born in South Carolina, Arthur, along with Andy Griffith and Michael Jordan, are the first three things that come to my mind when I think of people who called North Carolina home. I remember watching his show on WABG-TV 6 (Greenwood/Greenville, MS) as a child in the 1970, where he, his brother Ralph, Dick and Jackie Schuyler, Rebecca Huckle, Don Ange, Maggie Griffin, and George Hamilton IV were regulars. He would sometimes have his son Clay and gospel singer George Beverly Shea perform on his show as well. I also remember his commercials for Lowe's and Twin Pet, which proved that when Arthur pitched a product, many people were sure to buy it and his word was as good as gold. After his show went off the air, he would appear on ESPN where he would broaden his national exposure even more with his fishing tournaments. My thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Smith and his family and friends during this time. Thank you so much for giving me many wonderful childhood memories. You may not be in the Country Music Hall of Fame (where you should be) but I know you are in God's Hall of Fame.
April 13, 2014
This was such a talented southern gentleman! I love his music, especially Feuding Banjos, and Guitar Boogie. I would love to be able to buy, so that I might listen to this all day, every day. Watching him perform was an extra treat. Thank you so much for the memories, and the wonderful music.
April 13, 2014
I grew up listening and watching the Arthur Smith Show. As a child, it was on EVERY morning. He was a true legend. So very sorry for you loss. He will be greatly missed. Adena Bradley (Lexington, NC)
April 12, 2014
So sad to hear of Mr.Smith's passing. I remember fondly playing baseball at Dilworth Methodist Church with Clay Smith in 1966, with Bruce Barmes coach, Mr.Smith would attend games when he could, Thanks ! Lon, "Lonnie" Coone
April 11, 2014
Another huge figure from my childhood and adult life, gone... You were better than BOST... :~)
April 10, 2014
Certainly a wonderful Southern gentlemen with a true gift from God. We watched him so often on television growing up in the 50s. Prayers going up for all his family and friends.
April 10, 2014
Sorry for your loss.I have listen to his music all my life.

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