|Birth name||Clarence Smith|
|Also known as||"Pine Top" or "Pinetop" Smith|
|Died||March 15, 1929
|Years active||c. 1920–1929|
Clarence Smith (June 11, 1904 – March 15, 1929), better known as Pinetop Smith or Pine Top Smith,
 was an American
Smith was born in
In the mid-1920s he was recommended by
On 29 December 1928 he recorded his influential "Pine Top's Boogie Woogie", one of the first "boogie woogie" style recordings to make a hit, and which cemented the name for the style. Pine Top talks over the recording, telling how to dance to the number.
 He said he originated the number at a
Smith was scheduled to make another recording session for Vocalion in 1929, but died from a gunshot wound in a dance-hall fight in Chicago the day before the session.
 Sources differ as to whether he was the intended recipient of the bullet. "I saw Pinetop spit blood" was the famous
At least two photographs of Smith are known to exist.