Jabbo Smith

Jabbo Smith, born as Cladys Smith (December 24, 1908 – January 16, 1991) was an American jazz musician, known for his virtuoso playing on the trumpet.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1908 (Pembroke), Died January 16th, 1991 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet, vocalist, leader, composer, cornet

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-36047 10-in. 8/17/1926 Georgia grind Thomas Morris ; Morris' Hot Babies Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-36048 10-in. 8/17/1926 Ham gravy Thomas Morris ; Morris' Hot Babies Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-38115 10-in. 2/25/1927 Paradise wobble Charlie Johnson’s Paradise Ten ; Monette Moore Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-38116 10-in. 2/25/1927 Birmingham black bottom Charlie Johnson’s Paradise Ten ; Monette Moore Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-38117 10-in. 2/25/1927 Don't you leave me here Charlie Johnson’s Paradise Ten ; Monette Moore Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-42566 10-in. 3/27/1928 Willow tree Louisiana Sugar Babes Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-42567 10-in. 3/27/1928 'Sippi Louisiana Sugar Babes Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-42568 10-in. 3/27/1928 Thou swell Louisiana Sugar Babes Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-42569 10-in. 3/27/1928 Persian rug Louisiana Sugar Babes Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Columbia W151615 10-in. 6/18/1931 Greasy plate stomp Blue Six ; Trombone Red Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Columbia W151616 10-in. 6/18/1931 B flat blues Blue Six ; Trombone Red Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Brunswick C2747 10-in. 1/4/1929 Got butter on it Ikey Robinson Band Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Brunswick C2748 10-in. 1/4/1929 Roses blues Ikey Robinson Band Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Brunswick C2884 10-in. 1/29/1929 Jazz battle Rhythm Aces Jazz/dance band leader, composer, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Brunswick C2999 10-in. 2/22/1929 Little Willie blues Rhythm Aces ; Jabbo Smith Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist, composer  
Brunswick C3000 10-in. 2/22/1929 Sleepy time blues Rhythm Aces ; Jabbo Smith Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist, composer  
Brunswick C3003 10-in. 2/23/1929 Take your time Rhythm Aces ; Jabbo Smith Jazz/dance band leader, composer, instrumentalist, cornet  
Brunswick C3004 10-in. 2/23/1929 Sweet ‘n’ low blues Rhythm Aces ; Jabbo Smith Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist, composer  
Brunswick C3026 10-in. 3/1/1929 Take me to the river Rhythm Aces ; Jabbo Smith Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist, composer  
Brunswick C3027 10-in. 3/1/1929 Ace of rhythm Rhythm Aces ; Jabbo Smith Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist, composer  
Brunswick C3028 10-in. 3/1/1929 Let’s get together Rhythm Aces ; Jabbo Smith Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist, composer  
Brunswick C3029 10-in. 3/1/1929 Sau-Sha stomp Rhythm Aces ; Jabbo Smith Jazz/dance band leader, composer, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Brunswick C3212 10-in. 3/30/1929 Michigander blues Rhythm Aces ; Jabbo Smith Jazz/dance band leader, composer, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Brunswick C3233 10-in. 4/4/1929 Decatur Street tutti Rhythm Aces ; Jabbo Smith Jazz/dance band, with male vocal scat leader, vocalist, composer  
Brunswick C3234 10-in. 4/4/1929 Till times get better Rhythm Aces ; Jabbo Smith Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist, composer  
Brunswick C3300 10-in. 4/17/1929 Lina blues Rhythm Aces ; Jabbo Smith Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist, composer  
Brunswick C3301 10-in. 4/17/1929 Weird blues Rhythm Aces ; Jabbo Smith Jazz/dance band leader, composer  
Brunswick C3576 10-in. 6/7/1929 Crooning the blues Rhythm Aces ; Jabbo Smith Jazz/dance band leader, composer  
Brunswick C3577 10-in. 6/7/1929 I got the stinger Rhythm Aces ; Jabbo Smith Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist, composer  
Brunswick C4023 10-in. 8/8/1929 Boston skuffle Rhythm Aces ; Jabbo Smith Jazz/dance band leader, composer  
Brunswick C4024 10-in. 8/8/1929 Tanguay blues Rhythm Aces ; Jabbo Smith Jazz/dance band leader, composer  
Brunswick C4100 10-in. 8/22/1929 Band box stomp Rhythm Aces ; Jabbo Smith Jazz/dance band leader, composer  
Brunswick C4102 10-in. 8/22/1929 Moanful blues Rhythm Aces ; Jabbo Smith Jazz/dance band leader, composer  
Decca 61567 10-in. 2/2/1937 Sunday Claude Hopkins and his Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 61568 10-in. 2/2/1937 No no Nora Claude Hopkins and his Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 61569 10-in. 2/2/1937 Swingin' down the lane Claude Hopkins and his Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 62140 10-in. 4/21/1937 Honey Clude Hopkins Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 62141 10-in. 4/21/1937 June night Clude Hopkins Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 62142 10-in. 4/21/1937 Church Street sobbin' blues Clude Hopkins Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 62143 10-in. 4/21/1937 My kinda love Clude Hopkins Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 63218 10-in. 2/1/1938 Rhythm in Spain Jabbo Smith Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 63219 10-in. 2/1/1938 Absolutely Jabbo Smith Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet, vocalist  
Decca 63220 10-in. 2/1/1938 More rain, more rest Jabbo Smith Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet, vocalist  
Decca 63221 10-in. 2/1/1938 How can cupid be so stupid? Jabbo Smith Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet, vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Smith, Jabbo," accessed December 1, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104816.

Smith, Jabbo. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 1, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104816.

"Smith, Jabbo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 1 December 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104816

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