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Tab Smith

Talmadge "Tab" Smith (January 11, 1909 – August 17, 1971) was an American swing and rhythm and blues alto saxophonist. He is best remembered for the tracks "Because of You" and "Pretend". He worked with Count Basie, the Mills Rhythm Boys and Lucky Millinder.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 11, 1909 (Kinston), Died August 17, 1971 (St. Louis)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939 - 1949

Roles Represented in DAHR: alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, songwriter, arranger

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 30 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W24245 10-in. 3/21/1939 You're too lovely to last Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, alto saxophone, soprano saxophone  
Columbia W24246 10-in. 3/21/1939 Under a blue jungle moon Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, alto saxophone, soprano saxophone  
Columbia W24247 10-in. 3/21/1939 Everything happens for the best Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, songwriter  
Columbia W24248 10-in. 3/21/1939 Why did I always depend on you? Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, alto saxophone, soprano saxophone  
Columbia W24249 10-in. 3/21/1939 Long gone blues Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, alto saxophone, soprano saxophone  
Columbia W24877 10-in. 7/05/1939 Some other spring Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone  
Columbia W24878 10-in. 7/05/1939 Our love is different Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone  
Columbia W24879 10-in. 7/05/1939 Them there eyes Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone  
Columbia W24880 10-in. 7/05/1939 Swing, brother swing Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone  
Atlantic 153 10-in. 11/23/1948 Bewildered Joe Medlin ; The Three Riffs instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Atlantic 154 10-in. 11/23/1948 I'm glad for your sake (but I'm sorry for mine) Joe Medlin ; The Three Riffs instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Atlantic 196 10-in. 2/15/1949 If i give you my love Teddy (Ted) Brannon ; Joe Medlin instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Atlantic 197 10-in. 2/15/1949 What more can a poor fellow do? Joe Medlin ; Tab Smith instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Atlantic 200 10-in. 2/15/1949 Echo blues Tab Smith Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, songwriter  
Atlantic 802 10-in. 6/3/1946 Moon dream Tab Smith Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, songwriter  
Decca 71243 10-in. 7/29/1942 Are you ready? Lucky Millinder Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 71244 10-in. 7/29/1942 Mason flyer Lucky Millinder Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, arranger  
Decca 71245 10-in. 7/29/1942 When the lights go on again Lucky Millinder Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 71246 10-in. 7/29/1942 Little John special Lucky Millinder Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 71451 10-in. 10/19/1943 Don't cry baby Lucky Millinder Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 71452 10-in. 10/19/1943 Sweet slumber Lucky Millinder Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 71453 10-in. 10/19/1943 Shipyard social function Lucky Millinder Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 72094 10-in. 5/10/1944 You lovely you Tab Smith Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 72095 10-in. 5/10/1944 I live true to you Tab Smith Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 72096 10-in. 5/10/1944 Brown skin blues Tab Smith Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
(Results 1-25 of 30 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Smith, Tab," accessed July 17, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106042.

Smith, Tab. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 17, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106042.

"Smith, Tab." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 17 July 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106042

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