Born: Annapolis, Maryland, USA
Addison started his career on the banjo, before switching to guitar with Armstrong.
He then played with Fletcher Anderson, the Mills Brothers, Stuff Smith, Jelly Roll Morton, the Ink Spots, Bechet, Coleman Hawkins, and many others.
He also was involved in Billie Holiday's 30s and 40s sessions.
After his last gigs during the late 50s, he began a teaching career and disappeared from the scene.
Can be heard on I Can't Believe That You're in Love With Me (Armstrong, 1930), Blues in Disguise, The Swing Sessions's Called to Order (with Milton Mezzrow, 1937), Alabamy Home (with the Gotham Stompers, 1937).