"Pine Top" Smith

1904 - 1929

It is Clarence "Pine Top" Smith who first used the term "Boogie Woogie" in his 1928 recording Pine Top's Boogie Woogie. This song had a great influence on all other tunes of its kind and will be used by Albert Ammons in his "Boogie Woogie Stomp". He was a regular in barrel-houses and rent-parties, and died accidentally in a shooting in Chicago.

Pinetop's Boogie Woogie by "Pine Top" Smith

"Pine Top" Smith transcriptions