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 were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 51-65 of 65 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-51690 10-in. 5/8/1929 To be in love (espesh'lly with you) Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-53999 10-in. 8/20/1929 I'm just a vagabond lover Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PBVE-54769 10-in. 4/24/1930 When you look in my eyes Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PBVE-54770 10-in. 4/24/1930 You may not like it (But it's a great idea) Whispering Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PBVE-54820 10-in. 5/20/1930 'Leven-thirty Saturday night Whispering Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PBVE-54821 10-in. 5/20/1930 Where can you be Whispering Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PBVE-54831 10-in. 5/23/1930 I'm a slave, a slave to love Whispering Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-55812 10-in. 8/28/1929 Then you've never been blue Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-55813 10-in. 8/28/1929 You wanted me, I wanted you Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-56100 10-in. 8/20/1929 Mistakes Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-57122 10-in. 10/25/1929 On the road to Rainbow Bay Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with pianos vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-57123 10-in. 10/25/1929 Congratulations Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with pianos vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-Test-187 10-in. 7/30/1929 Who conquers the mighty Benkei Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
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  
(Results 51-65 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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