Pinetop Smith facts for kids
|Birth name||Clarence Smith|
|Also known as||"Pine Top" or "Pinetop" Smith|
June 11, 1904|
Troy, Alabama, United States
|Died||March 15, 1929
Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Occupations||Pianist, vocalist, comedian|
|Years active||c. 1920–1929|
|Associated acts||Ma Rainey
Meade Lux Lewis
Clarence Smith, better known as Pinetop Smith or Pine Top Smith (June 11, 1904 – March 15, 1929) was an American boogie-woogie style blues pianist. His hit tune, "Pine Top's Boogie Woogie," featured rhythmic "breaks" that were an essential ingredient of ragtime music.
In 1991, he was added to the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame.
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