William Henry Joseph Bonaparte Bertholoff Smith a.k.a. "The Lion" was a showman, a composer of over a hundred songs, a war hero, and a cantor in a Harlem synagogue. Known as one of the creators of a new stomping piano style known as "Harlem Stride". Includes over 20 songs with stories.
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