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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 known for the tracks, "Because of You" and "Pretend". He variously worked with Count Basie, the Mills Rhythm Boys and Lucky Millinder.

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

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1942 - 1944

Roles Represented in DAHR: alto saxophone, arranger

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
Decca 72097 10-in. 5/10/1944 All night long Tab Smith Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 72602 10-in. 12/6/1944 I've been good to you Tab Smith Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 72603 10-in. 12/6/1944 Loving you just the same Tab Smith Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 72604 10-in. 12/6/1944 It's all over but the shouting Tab Smith Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 72605 10-in. 12/6/1944 Sorry about the whole affair Tab Smith Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Smith, Tab," accessed November 26, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106042.

Smith, Tab. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 26, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106042.

"Smith, Tab." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 26 November 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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