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Milton "Butterball" Smith was one of Miami, Florida's most well-known radio personalities in the early and mid 1960s. A robust man, Smith earned the nickname "Butterball" because as he put it, "Man, I just love to eat!" At almost 6 feet 2 inches, Smith weighed over 250 pounds. A friend of John Lee Hooker and local South Florida singing legend Steve Alaimo, The Butterball's original liner notes can still be bought today along with Johnn Lee Hooker's album, That's Where It's At, which was recorded in Miami in 1961 with Steve Alaimo on vocals and guitar. Read more...