Cal Smith

Calvin Grant Shofner (April 7, 1932 – October 10, 2013), known professionally as Cal Smith, was an American country musician, most famous for his 1974 hits "Country Bumpkin" and "It's Time to Pay the Fiddler".

Birth and Death Data: Born April 7, 1932 (Gans), Died October 10, 2013 (Branson)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1924 - 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor guitar, tenor banjo, composer, banjo

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-37220 10-in. 12/10/1926 Boodle-am Dixieland Jug Blowers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Victor BVE-37221 10-in. 12/10/1926 Florida blues Dixieland Jug Blowers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Victor BVE-37222 10-in. 12/10/1926 Don't give all the lard away Dixieland Jug Blowers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Victor BVE-37223 10-in. 12/10/1926 Banjoreno Dixieland Jug Blowers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Victor BVE-37224 10-in. 12/10/1926 Skip, skat, doodle-do Dixieland Jug Blowers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Victor BVE-37225 10-in. 12/10/1926 Louisville stomp Dixieland Jug Blowers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Victor BVE-37226 10-in. 12/11/1926 House rent rag Dixieland Jug Blowers Jazz/dance band, with monologue instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Victor BVE-37227 10-in. 12/11/1926 Memphis shake Dixieland Jug Blowers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Victor BVE-37228 10-in. 12/11/1926 Carpet Alley breakdown Dixieland Jug Blowers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tenor banjo, composer  
Victor BVE-37229 10-in. 12/11/1926 Hen party blues Dixieland Jug Blowers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Victor BVE-38635 10-in. 6/6/1927 National blues Dixieland Jug Blowers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Victor BVE-38636 10-in. 6/6/1927 Southern shout Dixieland Jug Blowers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Victor BVE-38637 10-in. 6/6/1927 Garden of joy Dixieland Jug Blowers Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Victor BVE-38638 10-in. 6/6/1927 You'd better leave me alone, sweet papa Dixieland Jug Blowers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Victor BVE-38639 10-in. 6/7/1927 Only Mother cares for me Dixieland Jug Blowers Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Victor BVE-38640 10-in. 6/7/1927 Love blues Dixieland Jug Blowers Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Victor BVE-38641 10-in. 6/7/1927 I never did want you Dixieland Jug Blowers Jazz/dance band, with talk instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Victor BVE-38642 10-in. 6/7/1927 If you can't make it easy, get a job and go to work Dixieland Jug Blowers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Victor BVE-38645 10-in. 6/7/1927 When I stopped runnin' I was at home Dixieland Jug Blowers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Victor BVE-38646 10-in. 6/7/1927 Blue guitar stomp Clifford Hayes ; Louisville Stompers Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, tenor guitar, composer  
Victor BVE-42378 10-in. 5/31/1928 The tenor guitar fiend Clifford Hayes ; Louisville Stompers Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Victor BVE-42379 10-in. 5/31/1928 Old chords stomp Clifford Hayes ; Louisville Stompers Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Victor BVE-42380 10-in. 5/31/1928 Bye-bye blues Clifford Hayes ; Louisville Stompers Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Victor BVE-42381 10-in. 5/31/1928 Tipping thru Clifford Hayes ; Louisville Stompers Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Victor BVE-42382 10-in. 5/31/1928 Blue harmony Clifford Hayes ; Louisville Stompers Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Victor BVE-42388 10-in. 6/1/1928 The petter's stomp Clifford Hayes ; Louisville Stompers Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Victor BVE-42390 10-in. 6/1/1928 Blue trombone stomp Clifford Hayes ; Louisville Stompers Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Victor BVE-42391 10-in. 6/1/1928 Clef Club stomp Clifford Hayes ; Louisville Stompers Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Victor BVE-42392 10-in. 6/1/1928 Bare-foot stomp Clifford Hayes ; Louisville Stompers Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Victor BVE-48855 10-in. 2/5/1929 Automobile blues Clifford Hayes ; Louisville Stompers Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Victor BVE-48856 10-in. 2/5/1929 Allegro blues Clifford Hayes ; Louisville Stompers Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Victor BVE-48857 10-in. 2/5/1929 Frog hop Clifford Hayes ; Louisville Stompers Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Victor BVE-48858 10-in. 2/5/1929 Dance hall shuffle Clifford Hayes ; Louisville Stompers Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Victor BVE-48859 10-in. 2/5/1929 Edwards stomp Clifford Hayes ; Louisville Stompers Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Victor BVE-48860 10-in. 2/5/1929 Shoe-string Clifford Hayes ; Louisville Stompers Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, tenor guitar, composer  
Victor BVE-48861 10-in. 2/6/1929 Everybody wants my tootelum Clifford Hayes ; Louisville Stompers Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Victor BVE-48862 10-in. 2/6/1929 Hey! I am blue Clifford Hayes ; Louisville Stompers Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Victor BVE-48863 10-in. 2/6/1929 Shady lane blues Clifford Hayes ; Louisville Stompers Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Victor BVE-48864 10-in. 2/6/1929 You're ticklin' me Clifford Hayes ; Louisville Stompers Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Victor BVE-48865 10-in. 2/6/1929 Go down sunshine blues Sippie Wallace Female vocal solo, with guitar, trombone, and piano instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Victor BVE-48866 10-in. 2/6/1929 You gonna need my help Sippie Wallace Female vocal solo, with guitar, trombone, and piano instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Victor BVE-57339 10-in. 10/28/1929 You and I Johnny Gatewood Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-57341 10-in. 10/28/1929 Old folks shake Kentucky Jazz Babies Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Victor BVE-57342 10-in. 10/28/1929 No more blues Kentucky Jazz Babies Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Victor BVE-69449 10-in. 6/16/1931 My good gal's gone Louisville Jug Band ; Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Victor BVE-69450 10-in. 6/16/1931 Please don't holler, Mama Ben Ferguson Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Victor BVE-69451 10-in. 6/16/1931 Try and treat her right Ben Ferguson Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble and vocal chorus instrumentalist, tenor guitar  
Columbia CO45215 10-in. 1/29/1951 Blue guitar stomp Leon McAuliffe and his Western Swing Band String band composer  
Brunswick 14358-14359 10-in. 11/24/1924 Hatchet head blues Old Southern Jug Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, banjo  
Brunswick 14360-14361 10-in. 11/24/1924 Blues, just blues, that’s all Old Southern Jug Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, banjo  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Smith, Cal," accessed June 13, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106928.

Smith, Cal. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 13, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106928.

"Smith, Cal." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 13 June 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106928

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