Whispering Jack Smith

Birth and Death Data: Born 1899, Died 1951

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).

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Recordings (Results 26-50 of 65 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-36888 10-in. 10/30/1926 There ain't no maybe in my baby's eyes Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with 2 pianos vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-36992 10-in. 12/2/1926 Clap yo' hands Whispering Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-37177 10-in. 12/23/1926 So will I Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano (self-accompaniment) vocalist, baritone vocal, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-37178 10-in. 12/23/1926 If I didn't know your husband and you didn't know my wife Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano (self-accompaniment) vocalist, baritone vocal, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-38222 10-in. 3/18/1927 It's just because I'm falling in love with you Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-38223 10-in. 3/18/1927 My Sunday girl Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-38224 10-in. 3/18/1927 I've never seen a straight banana Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-38225 10-in. 3/18/1927 My idea of heaven (Is to be in love with you) Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-38702 10-in. 4/28/1927 Where the wild, wild flowers grow Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-38703 10-in. 4/28/1927 Rosy cheeks Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-38704 10-in. 4/28/1927 Me and my shadow Whispering Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-38705 10-in. 4/28/1927 Oo! Golly ain't she cute? Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-38706 10-in. 4/28/1927 You won't see me, if I see you (With anybody else at all) Whispering Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-39378 10-in. 10/28/1927 Where have you been all my life Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano (self-accompaniment) vocalist, baritone vocal, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-39379 10-in. 10/28/1927 The best things in life are free Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano (self-accompaniment) vocalist, baritone vocal, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-39380 10-in. 10/28/1927 Play-ground in the sky Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano (self-accompaniment) vocalist, baritone vocal, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-39381 10-in. 11/1/1927 For my baby Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-40509 10-in. 10/25/1927 The song is ended (But the melody lingers on) Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano (self-accompaniment) vocalist, baritone vocal, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-40510 10-in. 10/25/1927 There must be somebody else Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano (self-accompaniment) vocalist, baritone vocal, 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, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-49946 10-in. 2/13/1929 Glad rag doll Whispering Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-49947 10-in. 2/13/1929 Sweet forget-me-not Whispering Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-51658 10-in. 4/24/1929 I kiss your hand, madame Whispering Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-51659 10-in. 4/24/1929 She's a new kind of old-fashioned girl Whispering Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-51667 10-in. 4/30/1929 From sunrise to sunset (From sunset 'til dawn) Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
(Results 26-50 of 65 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Smith, Whispering Jack," accessed September 24, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102988.

Smith, Whispering Jack. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 24, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102988.

"Smith, Whispering Jack." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 24 September 2022.

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

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