1904 – 1929
Who was Pinetop Smith?
Clarence Smith, better known as Pinetop Smith or Pine Top Smith 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.
He was a posthumous 1991 inductee of the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame.
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