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Kate Smith

Kathryn Elizabeth Smith (May 1, 1907 – June 17, 1986), known professionally as Kate Smith and The First Lady of Radio, was an American singer, a contralto, well known for her rendition of Irving Berlin's "God Bless America". She had a radio, television, and recording career spanning five decades, which reached its pinnacle in the 1940s. Smith became known as The Songbird of the South after her enduring popularity during World War II.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 1st, 1907 (Greenville), Died June 17th, 1986 (Raleigh)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: soprano vocal, songwriter, lyricist

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 88 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W142886 10-in. 10/28/1926 Jersey walk Kate Smith Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia W143476 10-in. 2/14/1927 One sweet letter from you Charleston Chasers ; Kate Smith Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia W143477 10-in. 2/14/1927 I'm gonna meet my sweetie now Charleston Chasers ; Kate Smith Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia W144233 10-in. 5/26/1927 In the evening Kate Smith Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia W144234 10-in. 5/26/1927 Just another day wasted away (Waiting for you) Kate Smith Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia W144522 10-in. 7/28/1927 Worryin' Kate Smith Female vocal solo, with violin, cello, and piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia W144523 10-in. 7/28/1927 A little smile, a little kiss Kate Smith Female vocal solo, with violin, cello, and piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia W144524 10-in. 7/28/1927 Clementine (From New Orleans) Kate Smith Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia [W]148806 10-in. 7/12/1929 He's a good man to have around The Harmonians ; Kate Smith Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia [W]148807 10-in. 7/12/1929 Maybe—who knows? The Harmonians ; Kate Smith Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia [W]148937 10-in. 8/27/1929 Moanin' low The Harmonians ; Kate Smith Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia [W]148938 10-in. 8/27/1929 Waiting at the end of the road The Harmonians ; Kate Smith Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia [W]149457 10-in. 11/1/1929 I may be wrong, but I think you're wonderful! The Harmonians ; Kate Smith Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia [W]149458 10-in. 11/1/1929 Love (Your spell is everywhere) Harmonians ; Kate Smith Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia [W]149651 10-in. 11/29/1929 Chant of the jungle The Harmonians ; Kate Smith Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia [W]149652 10-in. 11/29/1929 That wonderful something (Is love) The Harmonians ; Kate Smith Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia W149722 10-in. 12/13/1929 St. Louis blues Kate Smith Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia W149723 10-in. 12/13/1929 Frankie and Johnny Kate Smith Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia [W]150447 10-in. 5/20/1930 Sharing The Harmonians ; Kate Smith Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia [W]150448 10-in. 5/20/1930 Dancing with tears in my eyes The Harmonians ; Kate Smith Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia W150631 10-in. 7/8/1930 Don't let me hold you, baby mine Kate Smith Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia [W]150632 10-in. 7/8/1930 I don't want mind walkin' in the rain (When I'm walkin' in the rain with you) The Harmonians ; Kate Smith Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia [W]150633 10-in. 7/8/1930 Swingin' in a hammock The Harmonians ; Kate Smith Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia W150634 10-in. 7/8/1930 You'll be coming back to me Kate Smith Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia [W]150835 10-in. 9/23/1930 Maybe it's love Kate Smith Female vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
(Results 26-50 of 88 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Smith, Kate," accessed April 11, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104568.

Smith, Kate. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 11, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104568.

"Smith, Kate." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 11 April 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104568

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