Leonard B. Smith

Leonard B. Smith (September 5, 1915 – July 23, 2002) was an American cornet soloist, conductor and composer. He was the principal cornet soloist with the Goldman Band from 1936 to 1941. He was also the principle trumpet with The Detroit Symphony Orchestra from 1937 to 1942. He was the founder and conductor of the Detroit Concert Band from 1946-1991.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 5, 1915 (Poughkeepsie), Died July 23, 2002 (Scottsdale)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet, cornet, composer, arranger

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-011080 10-in. 7/9/1937 Caravan Southern Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-011081 10-in. 7/9/1937 So many memories Musical Musketeers ; Jimmy Ray Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-011082 10-in. 7/9/1937 The song of the Marines (We're shovin' right off again) Musical Musketeers ; Jimmy Ray Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-011083 10-in. 7/9/1937 Josephine Southern Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-011084 10-in. 7/9/1937 My cabin of dreams Musical Musketeers ; Jimmy Ray Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-011085 10-in. 7/9/1937 The dream in my heart Musical Musketeers ; Jimmy Ray Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-011086 10-in. 7/9/1937 Shame on you Jimmy Ray Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-011087 10-in. 7/9/1937 Sticks and stones (Will break my heart) Jimmy Ray Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-011088 10-in. 7/9/1937 So rare Jimmy Ray Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-011089 10-in. 7/9/1937 You're my desire Jimmy Ray Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-041475 10-in. 9/20/1939 Sounds from the Hudson Frank E. Banta ; Leonard B. Smith Cornet and piano duet instrumentalist, cornet  
Victor BS-041476 10-in. 9/20/1939 Ecstasy Frank E. Banta ; Leonard B. Smith Cornet and piano duet instrumentalist, cornet, composer  
Victor BS-041705 10-in. 10/4/1939 Bride of the waves Frank E. Banta ; LEONARD B. SMITH Cornet and piano duet instrumentalist, cornet  
Victor BS-041706 10-in. 10/4/1939 Spanish caprice Frank E. Banta ; LEONARD B. SMITH Cornet and piano duet instrumentalist, cornet, composer  
Victor BS-041707 10-in. 10/4/1939 My heaven of love Frank E. Banta ; LEONARD B. SMITH Cornet and piano duet instrumentalist, cornet  
Victor BS-041708 10-in. 10/4/1939 A kiss in the dark Frank E. Banta ; Leonard B. Smith Trumpet and piano duet arranger, instrumentalist, trumpet  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Smith, Leonard B.," accessed October 3, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103256.

Smith, Leonard B.. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 3, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103256.

"Smith, Leonard B.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 3 October 2022.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103256

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