Heres a rare recording , probally the last live recording of Buster Smith. Check out Buster , what a legend
Buster formed a band of old friends here in Dallas and They were called The Heat Waves of Swing. Also with Duke Huddleston who played sax with Sonny Boy Williamson was blowin Sax for Buster . We went out a few times and saw Buster perform 1987. Takin to Buster he mentioned he had seen the Dallas Blues Society poster and photo of Zuzu Bollin on it and said" hey hes lives on Thomas & Hall St. Dallas.
Buster Smith -Bass
Duke Huddleston – Barotone, Tenor
Big Al Dupree-Alto Sax
Herbie "the Cat " Cowan -Drums
Zuzu Bollin – Guitar
Claude Johnston – Piano
live at Ft. Worth Museum 3-25-89
Henry Franklin "Buster" Smith (August 24, 1904 – August 10, 1991), also known as Professor Smith, was an American jazz alto saxophonist and mentor to Charlie Parker. Smith was instrumental in instituting the Texas Sax Sound with Count Basie and Lester Young in the 1930s. Smith played saxophone for a range of musicians including Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and Earl Hines, though in his career only recorded one solo album in 1959. Despite intending to release a follow-up in the 1960s, Smith was injured in an accident leading to a follow-up never eventuating.