Viola Smith America’s Original Hep Girl – Female Drummer

Viola Smith is known as one of America’s very first professional Female drummers, she was often referred to as “The Female Gene Krupa.” Born in 1912, these clips are from her 100th birthday.

Viola Smith is known as one of America’s very first professional Female drummers, she was often referred to as “The Female Gene Krupa.” Born in 1912, these clips are from her 100th birthday.

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