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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:

Results: 11-20 of 93
  Artist Role Title Description Primary Performer(s) Date
Leader Dance and grow thin Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1917-05-14
Leader For me and my gal Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1917-05-14
Leader Missouri waltz Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1917-10-29
Leader Kiss me again Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1917-10-29
Leader Hindustan Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1918-07-29
Leader Me-ow one-step Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1918-09-06
Leader 'N' everything Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1918-09-06
Leader Oh! Frenchy! Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1918-09-06
Leader Calicoco Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1918-05-08
Leader My dough boy Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1918-05-08