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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 51-75 of 88 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia [W]150836 10-in. 9/23/1930 You'll never know, sweetheart Kate Smith Female vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia [W]150937 10-in. 11/6/1930 Here comes the sun Kate Smith Female vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia [W]150938 10-in. 11/6/1930 I got rhythm Kate Smith Female vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia W150958 10-in. 11/17/1930 Morning, noon and night Kate Smith Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia W150959 10-in. 11/17/1930 Held by the spell of the moon Kate Smith Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia [W]151247 10-in. 1/29/1931 Overnight Kate Smith Female vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia [W]151248 10-in. 1/29/1931 Reaching for the moon Kate Smith Female vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia [W]151251 10-in. 1/29/1931 Grievin' Kate Smith Female vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia [W]151252 10-in. 1/29/1931 You don't want me any more Kate Smith Female vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia W151419 10-in. 3/13/1931 You didn't have to tell me (I knew it all the time) Kate Smith Female vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia [W]151420 10-in. 3/13/1931 Wabash moon Kate Smith Female vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia [W]151421 10-in. 3/13/1931 Now's the time Kate Smith Female vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia W151422 10-in. 3/13/1931 At dusk Kate Smith Female vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia [W]151449 10-in. 3/20/1931 Dinah Lee from Tennessee Kate Smith Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia [W]151450 10-in. 3/20/1931 You didn't have to tell me (I knew it all the time) Kate Smith Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia W151592 10-in. 6/9/1931 Makin' faces at the man in the moon Smith Ballew Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W151735 10-in. 8/17/1931 If I have to go on without you Kate Smith Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia W151736 10-in. 8/17/1931 When the moon comes over the mountain Kate Smith Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter, vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia W151786 10-in. 9/15/1931 You call it madness Kate Smith Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia W151787 10-in. 9/15/1931 I don't know why Kate Smith Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia W151866 10-in. 10/28/1931 That's why darkies were born Kate Smith Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia W151867 10-in. 10/28/1931 Tell me with a love song Kate Smith Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia W152031 10-in. 12/8/1931 Too late Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians ; Kate Smith Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia W152032 10-in. 12/8/1931 River, stay 'way from my door Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians ; Kate Smith Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia W152096 10-in. 1/28/1932 In the baggage coach ahead Kate Smith Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
(Results 51-75 of 88 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Smith, Kate," accessed April 15, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104568.

Smith, Kate. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 15, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104568.

"Smith, Kate." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 15 April 2021.

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

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