Whispering Jack Smith

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1930

Roles Represented in DAHR: baritone vocal, piano

Notes: Billed as the "Whispering Baritone," perhaps in competition with Columbia recording star Art Gillham, the "Whispering Pianist." In his earliest (trial) recordings for Victor, Jack Smith is listed as the "Whispering Pianist." Not to be confused with 1950s Decca vocalist Jack Smith (1913-2006).

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 65 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-33383 10-in. 9/15/1925 Cecilia Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-33384 10-in. 9/15/1925 I care for her and she cares for me Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-33397 10-in. 9/21/1925 I'm knee deep in daisies (And head over heels in love) Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-33398 10-in. 9/21/1925 Feelin' kind o' blue Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-33399 10-in. 9/21/1925 Loud speakin' papa (You'd better speak easy to me) Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-33848 10-in. 11/4/1925 Some other bird whistled a tune Whispering Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with whistling and piano (takes 4-7) vocalist, baritone vocal, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-33849 10-in. 11/4/1925 What did I tell ya? (That's her, that's her) Whispering Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-33895 10-in. 11/24/1925 Are you sorry? Whispering Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-33896 10-in. 11/24/1925 I wanna go where you go, do what you do (Then I'll be happy) Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-34398 10-in. 2/5/1926 When autumn leaves are falling Whispering Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-34399 10-in. 2/5/1926 I don't believe it, but say it again Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-34600 10-in. 2/5/1926 Don't be a fool, you fool Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano (self-accompaniment) vocalist, baritone vocal, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-34638 10-in. 2/19/1926 Pretty little baby Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano (self-accompaniment) vocalist, baritone vocal, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-34639 10-in. 2/19/1926 Poor papa (He's got nothin' at all) Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano (self-accompaniment) vocalist, baritone vocal, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-34683 10-in. 3/5/1926 Gimme a little kiss (Will ya? Huh?) Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-34684 10-in. 3/5/1926 I'd climb the highest mountain if I knew I'd find you Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-35350 10-in. 4/28/1926 When the red, red robin comes bob, bob, bobbin' along Whispering Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano (self-accompaniment) vocalist, baritone vocal, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-35351 10-in. 4/28/1926 To-night's my night with baby Whispering Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano (self-accompaniment) vocalist, baritone vocal, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-35352 10-in. 4/28/1926 Talking to the moon Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano (self-accompaniment) vocalist, baritone vocal, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-36342 10-in. 9/22/1926 I'm on my way home Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-36343 10-in. 9/22/1926 Baby face Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-36377 10-in. 10/1/1926 That's a good girl Whispering Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-36378 10-in. 10/1/1926 Precious Whispering Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-36886 10-in. 10/30/1926 No one but you knows how to love Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with 2 pianos vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-36887 10-in. 10/30/1926 I'm tellin' the bird, tellin' the bees (How I love you) Whispering Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with 2 pianos vocalist, baritone vocal  
(Results 1-25 of 65 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Smith, Whispering Jack," accessed October 22, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102988.

Smith, Whispering Jack. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 22, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102988.

"Smith, Whispering Jack." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 22 October 2020.

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