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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: 41-50 of 93
  Artist Role Title Description Primary Performer(s) Date
Leader Honeydew Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1920-11-11
Leader Romance Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1921-02-24
Leader Honeydew Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1920-11-11
Leader Tip top Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1920-11-11
Leader Three o'clock in the morning Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1922-01-27
Leader The legend Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1921-04-22
Leader Somebody's sweetheart and Good morning, Judge Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1919-04-23
Leader Tulip time Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1919-08-12
Leader Canary Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1918-12-16
Leader Love nest Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1920-05-25