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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 Sometime Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1919-02-27
Leader Chong Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1919-03-04
Leader Oh, my dear! Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1919-03-04
Leader The royal vagabond Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1919-03-04
Leader Sally Jazz/dance band, with piano duet Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1921-02-02
Leader Lady Billy Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1921-01-28
Leader Mello 'cello Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1921-02-02
Leader Kiss a miss Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1921-02-24
Leader Alice blue gown Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1920-10-05
Leader Tripoli Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1920-10-05