Huey (Piano) Smith And The Clowns


Huey "Piano" Smith (b. January 26, 1934) is an influential R&B pianist from New Orleans, LA who became famous beginning in the late 1950s. His signature sound, which incorporates boogie-woogie, ragtime, and R&B, was instrumental in the development of early rock & roll.

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Rocking Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu (1957)
  • Don't You Just Know It (1958)
  • Don't You Know Yockomo (1958)
  • Pop-Eye (1962)

Pop charts debut year: 1957

Years active: 1949-present

Genres: Rock & roll, R&B

Labels: Savoy, Ace, Imperial


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