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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: 61-70 of 93
  Artist Role Title Description Primary Performer(s) Date
Leader Oh! What a pal was Mary Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1919-11-05
Leader Nobody knows Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1919-10-30
Leader Taxi Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1919-10-22
Leader Cuban moon Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1920-08-03
Leader Ziegfeld follies of 1920 Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1920-08-03
Leader On Miami shore Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1919-10-30
Leader Apple blossoms Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1919-12-26
Leader That naughty waltz Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1919-12-26
Leader Ching-a-ling's jazz bazaar Jazz/dance band, with two pianos and male vocal Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1920-03-19
Leader Irene Jazz/dance band Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1920-03-19