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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: 21-30 of 93
  Artist Role Title Description Primary Performer(s) Date
Leader Oh boy Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1917-03-26
Leader St. Elmo Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1917-03-26
Leader Havanola Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1917-01-08
Leader Waltz from Drigo's serenade Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1917-01-08
Leader Rambler Rose Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1917-09-17
Leader Leave it to Jane Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1917-09-17
Leader Mammy's lullaby Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1919-01-30
Leader (Dry your) tears Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1919-01-30
Leader Sweet Hawaiian moonlight Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1919-01-30
Leader Come on, Papa Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1919-01-30