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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 several pseudonyms, including Buddy Blue, Billy Smith, and Charles Roberts. The pseudonym, Arthur Terry, was used by both Seger Ellis and Smith Ballew.

See Also: Smith Ballew Orchestra

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Recordings (Results 226-250 of 453 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh W401814 10-in. 4/18/1929 Blue Hawaii Smith Ballew Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
OKeh W401840 10-in. 4/30/1929 No one can take your place Frankie Trumbauer’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W401844 10-in. 5/1/1929 Evangeline Smith Ballew Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W401845 10-in. 5/1/1929 Honey Smith Ballew Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W401846 10-in. 5/2/1929 I'm in seventh heaven Smith Ballew ; New Yorkers [Joe Venuti] ; Joe Venuti Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W401847 10-in. 5/2/1929 Little pal Smith Ballew ; New Yorkers [Joe Venuti] ; Joe Venuti Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W401854 10-in. 5/3/1929 Nobody's fault but your own Smith Ballew Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader  
OKeh W401891 10-in. 5/15/1929 I'm still caring Smith Ballew Trio Male vocal solo, with guitars Musical group, vocalist  
OKeh W401892 10-in. 5/15/1929 Huggable, kissable you Smith Ballew ; Hawaiian Novelty Trio Male vocal solo, with guitars vocalist, Musical group  
OKeh W401896 10-in. 5/17/1929 Now I'm in love Lanin’s Famous Players Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W401897 10-in. 5/17/1929 When my dreams come true Lanin’s Famous Players Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W401898 10-in. 5/17/1929 This is heaven Lanin’s Famous Players Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W401952 10-in. 5/21/1929 Nobody but you Frankie Trumbauer’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W401953 10-in. 5/21/1929 Gotta feelin' for you Frankie Trumbauer’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W401962 10-in. 5/22/1929 Reaching for someone, and not finding anyone there Frankie Trumbauer’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W401994 10-in. 5/31/1929 S'posin' Smith Ballew Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
OKeh W401995 10-in. 5/31/1929 Hittin' the ceiling Smith Ballew Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader  
OKeh W401996 10-in. 5/31/1929 Sing a little love song Smith Ballew Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
OKeh W402468 10-in. 6/25/1929 I'll always be in love with you Roy Smeck’s Trio Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W402469 10-in. 6/25/1929 Honey Roy Smeck’s Trio Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W402471 10-in. 6/27/1929 Pagan love song Frank Ferera’s Trio Instrumental trio (Hawaiian), with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W402482 10-in. 6/28/1929 I'm just a vagabond lover Smith Ballew Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W402483 10-in. 6/28/1929 I'll always be in love with you (Theme song of "Syncopation") Smith Ballew Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W402527 10-in. 7/11/1929 Ich liebe dich Andy Sannella Novelty Salon Orchestra ; Smith Ballew Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W402528 10-in. 7/11/1929 At close of day Andy Sannella Novelty Salon Orchestra ; Smith Ballew Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
(Results 226-250 of 453 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ballew, Smith," accessed April 12, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108762.

Ballew, Smith. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 12, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108762.

"Ballew, Smith." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 12 April 2024.

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