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Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith

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Arthur Smith
Born April 1, 1921(1921-04-01)
Clinton, South Carolina, US
Origin South Carolina and Charlotte, North Carolina
Died April 3, 2014(2014-04-03) (aged 93)
Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
Occupation(s) Composer, performer, producer
Instruments Guitar, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, accordion
Associated acts Crackerjacks, Crossroads Quartet

Arthur Smith (April 1, 1921 – April 3, 2014) was an American musician and songwriter. Smith was a textile mill worker who became a celebrated and respected country music instrumental composer, guitarist, fiddler, and banjo player who had a major hit with the instrumental "Guitar Boogie".

He died at his home in Charlotte, North Carolina at the age of 93.[1]