b. 28 June 1902, Ripley, Ohio, USA, d. 2 Dec 1937. Along with his dad, six brothers along with a cousin all playing trumpet, it really is hardly astonishing that Smith also performed the device. By his past due teenagers, Smith was playing in NY, where he became a huge appeal as musical movie director and highlighted soloist using a Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake present. He also set up a reputation being a delicate accompanist to performers, playing and documenting with Bessie Smith, Mamie Smith, Ma Rainey and Ethel Waters. He was employed by Fletcher Henderson in 1925, keeping for 3 years, and afterwards rejoining the music group for occasional membership and recording schedules (during this time period, his sibling, Russell Smith, was Henderson’s business lead trumpeter). In the past due 20s and early 30s, he was also often in and out of McKinney’s Natural cotton Pickers. He was among the initial trumpeters to intelligently explore the options of mutes apart from to generate barnyard results. Despite a popularity for leading a outrageous life style, Smith’s playing was generally tasteful and frequently deeply shifting. Preferring to stay in the centre register, he seldom used the magnificent high records with which his contemporaries satisfied their viewers. In his introspective method of his solos, and his habitually calm and unhurried accompaniments to performers, he prefigured the way in which where trumpet players of the later on generation would make use of the device. In 1930, while touring using the Natural cotton Pickers, he was worries that was in an incident. A traveler in the automobile, his only good friend, George ‘Fathead’ Thomas, was wiped out. Subsequently, Smith’s state of mind deteriorated and in 1933 he was limited to an organization, where he passed away in Dec 1937.