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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 A young man's fancy Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1920-05-25
Leader Waiting Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1919-08-12
Leader Mammy o' mine Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1919-08-12
Leader Karavan Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1920-03-02
Leader Left all alone again blues Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1920-03-02
Leader Whose baby are you? Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1920-02-24
Leader Peggy Jazz/dance band, with vocal chorus Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1919-09-25
Leader Yellow dog blues Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1919-10-01
Leader Lovely summertime Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1919-10-10
Leader Patches Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1919-10-30