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Smith, Stuff

LC control no.n 84157889
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Personal name headingSmith, Stuff
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Variant(s)Smith, Hez
Smith, Hezekiah Leroy Gordon Stuff
Smith, Le Roy Gordon
Smith, Leroy, 1909-1967
Birth date[1909-08-13,1909-08-14]
Death date1967-09-25
Place of birthPortsmouth (Ohio)
Place of deathMunich (Germany)
Profession or occupationComposers Singers
Found inThe Black swing tradition [SR] p1980: label (Stuff Smith)
His Pure at heart, c1991: t.p. (Stuff Smith) p. 4 of cover (Hezekiah Leroy Gordon Stuff Smith; violinist, singer, composer; b. Aug. 14, 1909 in Portsmouth, Ohio; d. Sept. 25, 1967 in Munich)
Grove music online, May 18, 2005: Jazz (Smith, Stuff (Le Roy Gordon; Hez(ekiah)); b. Aug. 13, 1909, Portsmouth, OH, d. Sept. 25, 1967, Munich; American violinist, singer, and composer; "According to his birth certificate he was born on 13 August, but for some reason he celebrated his birthday on the 14th--hence the latter date in many sources. The same certificate spells his forename as Leroy, but later, whenever he signed in full, his preferred form was Le Roy. He was sometimes called Hezekiah or Hez, but this was not a given name.")