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Pinetop Smith

American pianist in the Boogie Woogie design. He was inducted in to the Alabama Jazz Hall of Popularity in 1991. He worked well as an entertainer in Pittsburgh before touring around the T.O.B.A. vaudeville circuit like a comedian and pianist. He left out no photos of himself. He was the first ever to sing of “the lady with the reddish gown on,” a lyrical trope among jazz and blues music artists. He grew up by his family members in Birmingham, Alabama. He affected many pianists, including Pete Johnson.

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