Tab Smith

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Birthday
11, 1909
Birthplace
Kinston, NC
Death Date
Aug 17, 1971 (62)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
11, 1909
Birthplace
Kinston, NC
Death Date
Aug 17, 1971 (62)

About

Swing and R&B saxophonist known for his songs "Because Of You" and "Pretend." He played with groups like the Mills Rhythm Boys.

Before Fame

His first professional gig was in 1929 with the Carolina Stompers and moved on to work with Lucky Millinder and Count Basie.

Trivia

He played alto saxophone primarily, but occasionally played tenor saxophone instead.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Kinston, North Carolina.

Associated With

Smith and Earl Bostic were rival saxophonists in the 1950s.