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Folder 9 Smith, Eldridge interviewed by Charles E. Austin, July 10, 1997

Smith, Elderidge, a baritone horn player who performed in the Army, Baltimore and Pittsburgh.

[T1S1]Playing in high school; joining the Army; Union and fifty year card; Army; performing in Pittsburgh; other musicians; concert bands; MTP jobs; black theater circuit; racism in South; clubs in Pittsburgh; alcohol abuse; other musicians.

[T1S2] Inspirational musicians; reputations; friendships made while traveling; family and day job; advice to younger musicians; Union merger politics; payment for performances; band bar tabs.