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Arthur Smith

Fiddlin' Arthur Smith (April 10, 1898 – February 28, 1971) was an American old time fiddler and a major influence on the old time and bluegrass music genres.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 10th, 1898 (Humphreys County), Died Louisville

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1935 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: violin, vocalist, leader, composer, banjo

Notes: Pseudonym for Arthur Smith on Bluebird B-2434.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 60 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-87676 10-in. 1/22/1935 Lost train blues Arthur Smith Fiddle (violin), with guitar and tenor guitar instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-87677 10-in. 1/22/1935 Fiddler's dream Arthur Smith Fiddle (violin), with guitar and tenor guitar instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-87678 10-in. 1/22/1935 Spring Street waltz Arthur Smith Fiddle (violin), with guitar and tenor guitar instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-87679 10-in. 1/22/1935 Smith's waltz Arthur Smith Fiddle (violin), with guitar and tenor guitar instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-87680 10-in. 1/22/1935 Blackberry blossom Arthur Smith Fiddle (violin), with guitar and tenor guitar instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-87681 10-in. 1/22/1935 Mocking bird Arthur Smith Fiddle (violin), with guitar and tenor guitar instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-87682 10-in. 1/22/1935 Doin' the goofus Arthur Smith Fiddle (violin), with guitar and tenor guitar instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-87683 10-in. 1/22/1935 Red apple rag Arthur Smith Fiddle (violin), with guitar and tenor guitar instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-99183 10-in. 2/17/1936 Put me on the trail to Carolina Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin), guitar, and tenor guitar instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-99184 10-in. 2/17/1936 Carry me back to Alabama Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin), guitar, and tenor guitar instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-99185 10-in. 2/17/1936 My Smokey Mountain gal Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin), guitar, and tenor guitar instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-99186 10-in. 2/17/1936 Take me back to the range Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin), guitar, and tenor guitar instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-99187 10-in. 2/17/1936 Cheatham County breakdown Arthur Smith Trio Instrumental trio instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Victor BS-99188 10-in. 2/17/1936 Dixie County blues Arthur Smith Trio Instrumental trio instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Victor BS-99189 10-in. 2/17/1936 There's more pretty girls than one Arthur Smith Trio Vocal and instrumental trio instrumentalist, violin, vocalist, leader  
Victor BS-99190 10-in. 2/17/1936 Sugar tree stomp Arthur Smith Trio Instrumental trio instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Victor BS-99191 10-in. 2/17/1936 Chittlin' cookin' time in Cheatham County Arthur Smith Trio Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist, instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Victor BS-99192 10-in. 2/17/1936 Fiddler's blues Arthur Smith Trio Instrumental trio instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Victor BS-99203 10-in. 2/17/1936 Little darling they have taken you away from me Arthur Smith Trio Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, violin, vocalist, leader  
Victor BS-99204 10-in. 2/17/1936 Bonaparte's retreat Smoky Mountain Fiddler Trio Instrumental trio instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Victor BS-99205 10-in. 2/17/1936 Take me back to Tennessee Arthur Smith Trio Vocal and instrumental trio instrumentalist, violin, vocalist, leader  
Victor BS-07090 10-in. 2/17/1937 The budded rose Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-07095 10-in. 2/17/1937 Straw breakdown Arthur Smith Trio Instrumental trio instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-07096 10-in. 2/17/1937 Cheatham County breakdown no. 2 Arthur Smith Trio Instrumental trio instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-07097 10-in. 2/17/1937 Little darling Arthur Smith Trio Vocal and instrumental trio vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
(Results 1-25 of 60 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Smith, Arthur," accessed July 14, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102907.

Smith, Arthur. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 14, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102907.

"Smith, Arthur." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 14 July 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102907

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