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

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, piano  
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, composer, whistling, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-37177 10-in. 12/23/1926 So will I Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano (self-accompaniment) vocalist, baritone vocal, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-40511 10-in. 10/25/1927 I'll be lonely Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano (self-accompaniment) vocalist, baritone vocal, lyricist, composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor [Trial 1925-08-28-08] 10-in. 8/28/1925 Alone at last Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Trial 1925-08-28-09] 10-in. 8/28/1925 My sweetie turned me down Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Smith, Whispering Jack," accessed June 22, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102988.

Smith, Whispering Jack. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 22, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102988.

"Smith, Whispering Jack." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 22 June 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102988

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