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Smith Ballew

Sykes "Smith" Ballew (January 21, 1902 – May 2, 1984) was an American actor, sophisticated singer, orchestra leader, and a western singing star. He also was billed as Buddy Blue, Charles Roberts, and Billy Smith.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 21, 1902 (Palestine), Died May 2, 1984 (Longview)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1937

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, leader, director, lyricist, Musical group

Notes: Used various pseudonyms, including Buddy Blue, Billy Smith, and Charles Roberts. Used several pseudonyms, including Buddy Blue, Billy Smith, and Charles Roberts. Pseudonym for Smith Ballew Listing for Smith Ballew. The pseudonym, Arthur Terry, used by both Seger Ellis and Smith Ballew. Listing for Smith Ballew. Pseudonym for Smith Ballew.

See Also: Smith Ballew Orchestra

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 452 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-50905 10-in. 3/1/1929 Louise Park Central Orchestra ; Ben Pollack ; Charles Roberts Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BVE-50906 10-in. 3/1/1929 Wait 'til you see 'ma chérie' Park Central Orchestra ; Ben Pollack ; Charles Roberts Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BVE-55638 10-in. 7/31/1929 Can't we be friends? Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BVE-55639 10-in. 7/31/1929 Do what you do! Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BVE-55640 10-in. 7/31/1929 Evangeline Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BVE-56123 10-in. 9/6/1929 Have a little faith in me Smith Ballew Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, vocalist  
Victor BVE-56124 10-in. 9/6/1929 Same old moon (Same old June, but not the same old you) Smith Ballew Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, director  
Victor BVE-56721 10-in. 9/27/1929 You've made me happy today! Ben Pollack Orchestra ; Ben Pollack ; Charles Roberts Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BVE-56722 10-in. 9/27/1929 From now on Ben Pollack Orchestra ; Ben Pollack ; Charles Roberts Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BVE-62648 10-in. 6/10/1930 If you didn't care for me Charles Dameron ; Henry Thies Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-64812 10-in. 11/21/1930 Nine little miles from Ten-Ten-Tennessee Smith Ballew ; Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BVE-64813 10-in. 11/21/1930 I'm so in love with you Smith Ballew ; Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BRC-70941 10-in. 11/2/1931 I'll always remember September Peter Van Steeden Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BRC-70942 10-in. 11/2/1931 I can sympathize with you Peter Van Steeden Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BRC-70943 10-in. 11/2/1931 Hiding in the shadows of the moon Peter Van Steeden Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-75551 10-in. 3/22/1933 Remember me Harold Stern Hotel Biltmore Orchestra ; Bill Smih Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-75552 10-in. 3/22/1933 I wake up smiling Harold Stern Hotel Biltmore Orchestra ; Bill Smih Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-75553 10-in. 3/22/1933 The sidewalk waltz Harold Stern Hotel Biltmore Orchestra ; Bill Smih Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-75554 10-in. 3/22/1933 Just a little flower shop around the corner Harold Stern Hotel Biltmore Orchestra ; Bill Smih Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W147040 10-in. 10/4/1928 I can't make her happy (That old girl of mine) Ipana Troubadours ; Sam Lanin Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W147041 10-in. 10/4/1928 Heartbroken and lonely Ipana Troubadours ; Sam Lanin Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W147989 10-in. 2/21/1929 Some sweet day Ipana Troubadours ; Sam Lanin Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W147990 10-in. 2/21/1929 Deep night Ipana Troubadours ; Sam Lanin Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W148032 10-in. 3/6/1929 Mean to me Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal trio vocalist  
Columbia W148033 10-in. 3/6/1929 The one that I love loves me Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 452 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ballew, Smith," accessed January 18, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108762.

Ballew, Smith. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 18, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108762.

"Ballew, Smith." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 18 January 2022.

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