Pinetop Smith

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Birthday
11, 1904
Birthplace
Alabama
Death Date
Mar 15, 1929 (24)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
11, 1904
Birthplace
Alabama
Death Date
Mar 15, 1929 (24)

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American pianist in the Boogie Woogie style. He was inducted into the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame in 1991.

Before Fame

He worked as an entertainer in Pittsburgh before touring on the T.O.B.A. vaudeville circuit as a comedian and pianist.

Trivia

He left behind no photographs of himself. He was the first to sing of "the girl with the red dress on," a lyrical trope among jazz and blues musicians.

Family Life

He was raised by his family in Birmingham, Alabama.

Associated With

He influenced many pianists, including Pete Johnson.

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