It’s no Juke – my love of music

March 12th, 2018 - james smith

If you have visited any of the Smith Design offices, you will see my love of music on permanent display. I began DJ-ing in the early 60’s while still in high school and later while in college and art school. When love Intervened in 1967, I traded my DJ equipment to buy an engagement ring but I held onto my collection of over 2,500 45’s. In the mid-80’s, with a daughter and a design firm to my name, I noticed a jukebox for sale in a local garage sale. It was a Seeburg 222, the first ever Stereo jukebox. Finally I had a place to play my old 45’s.
But only 60 of them…

Today with 10 jukeboxes and more records than 100 jukeboxes could hold, I am the proud owner of a jukebox featured on “General Hospital” and another one used for the musical play, “A Bronx Tale”. I also have a pinball machine that was used in Happy Days. My works of art are on permanent display at our Morristown office so come by and ill be sure to spin you a tune.

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