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Joseph C. Smith

Joseph C. Smith (1883–1965) began making dance orchestra recordings for Victor in 1916. His immensely popular recordings started a new trend in dance records, as the industry moved away from the once omnipresent military-style bands that recorded pieces for dancing in the early years of the century. It might be said that, stylistically, Smith picked up where James Reese Europe left off in his 1914 Victor recordings, with a comparatively loose, rollicking ensemble and an aggressive, sometimes raggy violin lead.

The following recordings featuring Joseph C. Smith are available in the National Jukebox:

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  Artist Role Title Description Primary Performer(s) Date
Leader Happy Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1919-10-01
Leader I might be your once-in-a-while Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1919-10-10
Leader Money blues Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1916-09-25
Leader I've a shooting box in Scotland Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1917-01-08
Leader Oh Johnny, oh Johnny, oh! Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1917-05-14
Leader Smiles Jazz/dance band, with vocal chorus Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1918-06-03
Leader Rose room Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1918-06-03
Leader Dódola Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1918-06-03
Leader Oriental Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1918-06-03
Leader Fascination waltz Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1917-05-14