Henry "Buster" Smith

Saxophone, Bass, Guitar

Date of Birth:  August 24, 1904    Alsdorf, TX

Date of Death:  August 11, 1991    Dallas, TX

Place of Burial:  Unknown (Alsdorf?)

Has Marker:  Unknown

Grave Location:  Unknown

SELECTED RECORDINGS

The Legendary Buster Smith, Koch (KOC-CD-8523)

The Complete Meteor Blues, R&B And Gospel Recordings, Ace Records (CDCH2 1090)

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"E Flat Boogie" from The Legendary Buster Smith.

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