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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 76-88 of 88 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W152099 10-in. 1/29/1932 Twenty-one years Kate Smith Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia W152111 10-in. Feb. 1932 My mom Kate Smith Female vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia W152121 10-in. 3/1/1932 Snuggled on your shoulder (Cuddled in your arms) Kate Smith Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia W152122 10-in. 3/1/1932 Love, you funny thing! Kate Smith Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia W351013 10-in. 4/22/1931 When the moon comes over the mountain Selvin’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W351044 10-in. 6/18/1931 Makin' faces at the man in the moon Selvin’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W351079 10-in. 7/24/1931 When the moon comes over the mountain Frank Ferera's Hawaiian Trio Instrumental trio (Hawaiian), with male vocal solo songwriter  
Decca 38928 10-in. 10/31/1934 The Continental Kate Smith vocalist, soprano vocal  
Decca 38937 10-in. 11/1/1934 College rhythm-1 Kate Smith vocalist, soprano vocal  
Decca 38938 10-in. 11/1/1934 Let's give three cheers to love-1 Kate Smith vocalist, soprano vocal  
Decca 38939 10-in. 11/1/1934 When my ship comes in Kate Smith vocalist, soprano vocal  
Decca 38940 10-in. 11/1/1934 I'm growing fonder of you Kate Smith vocalist, soprano vocal  
Decca 38941 10-in. 11/1/1934 Stay as sweet as you are Kate Smith vocalist, soprano vocal  
(Results 76-88 of 88 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Smith, Kate," accessed April 20, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104568.

Smith, Kate. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 20, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104568.

"Smith, Kate." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 20 April 2021.

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

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