Willie Smith

William McLeish Smith (November 25, 1910 – March 7, 1967) was one of the major alto saxophone players of the swing era. He also played clarinet and sang.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 25th, 1910 (Charleston), Died March 7th, 1967 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1957

Roles Represented in DAHR: alto saxophone, clarinet, baritone saxophone, arranger, composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 112 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-62599 10-in. 6/6/1930 In dat mornin' Moses Allen ; Chickasaw Syncopators ; Jimmie Lunceford Jazz/dance band, with talk instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Victor BVE-62600 10-in. 6/6/1930 Sweet rhythm Chickasaw Syncopators ; Jimmie Lunceford Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Columbia W141246 10-in. 11/5/1925 Keep your temper Gulf Coast Seven Jazz/dance band composer  
Decca 38531 10-in. 9/4/1934 Sophisticated lady-2 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra arranger  
Decca 38532 10-in. 9/4/1934 Mood indigo Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra arranger  
Decca 38533 10-in. 9/4/1934 Rose room-2 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra arranger  
Decca 39551 10-in. 5/29/1935 Sleepy time gal-4, 5 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 39552 10-in. 5/29/1935 Bird of paradise-2, 4 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 39553 10-in. 5/29/1935 Rhapsody junior-2, 4 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 39554 10-in. 5/29/1935 Runnin' wild-3 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, arranger, baritone saxophone  
Decca 39555 10-in. 5/29/1935 Four or five times Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca 39556 10-in. 5/29/1935 Four or five times Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca 39557 10-in. 5/29/1935 (If I had) Rhythm in my nursery rhymes-4 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca 39996 10-in. 9/23/1935 Babs-1, 5 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca 39997 10-in. 9/23/1935 Swanee river-1 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca 39998 10-in. 9/23/1935 Thunder-4 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca 39999 10-in. 9/23/1935 Oh boy-2 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca 60000 10-in. 9/23/1935 Charmaine-1 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca 60001 10-in. 9/23/1935 Hittin' the bottle-2 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca 60013 10-in. 9/30/1935 I'll take the South-1 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca 60014 10-in. 9/30/1935 Avalon-2 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca 60015 10-in. 9/30/1935 Charmaine-2 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca 60016 10-in. 9/30/1935 Hittin' the bottle-2 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca 60274 10-in. 12/23/1935 My blue heaven-1, 3, 4 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca 60275 10-in. 12/23/1935 I'm nuts about screwy music-2 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
(Results 1-25 of 112 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Smith, Willie," accessed December 2, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106449.

Smith, Willie. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 2, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106449.

"Smith, Willie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 2 December 2020.

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