Lloyd Smith owned a small sheet music publishing company in Chicago with his brother Warren. The business name was "The Original Home Of Jazz." The Smiths had close ties with Clarence Johnson, and collaborated with him on several compositions. Lloyd Smith made only a few rolls for the Capitol Roll & Record Company, and at least one for the Billings Roll Company of Milwaukee, WI. These rolls demonstrate a sophisticated, swingy piano style. His roll of "Tiger Rag" is a player piano showcase.