Chris Smith (composer)

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Chris Smith (October 12, 1879 – October 4, 1949) was an African American composer and performer.

Smith was born in Charleston, South Carolina; he started traveling with Medicine Shows when young and went into Vaudeville where he performed in an acts with Elmer Bowman and Jimmy Durante. He also wrote music for Bert Williams.

Smith composed many tunes, including such hits as "Ballin' The Jack", "Down In Honky Tonk Town", "Good Morning Carrie", "The Camel Walk", and "Junk Man Rag".

Smith died in New York City on October 4, 1949

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