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

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 453 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W148127 10-in. 3/23/1929 Old fashioned lady Ipana Troubadours ; Sam Lanin Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W148141 10-in. 3/27/1929 My kinda love Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble vocalist  
Columbia W148142 10-in. 3/27/1929 Sweet seventeen Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble vocalist  
Columbia W148187 10-in. 4/8/1929 Lady of the morning Andy Sannella All Star Trio Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W148188 10-in. 4/8/1929 Perfume of roses Andy Sannella All Star Trio Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W148189 10-in. 4/8/1929 I'll see you thru Andy Sannella All Star Trio Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W148439 10-in. 4/15/1929 Building a nest for Mary Ipana Troubadours ; Sam Lanin Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W148440 10-in. 4/15/1929 I used to love her in the moonlight (But she's in the limelight now) Ipana Troubadours ; Sam Lanin Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W148526 10-in. 5/14/1929 That's living Ipana Troubadours ; Sam Lanin Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W148527 10-in. 5/14/1929 To be in love Ipana Troubadours ; Sam Lanin Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W148674 10-in. 6/8/1929 Campus capers Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble vocalist  
Columbia W148675 10-in. 6/8/1929 College days Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble vocalist  
Columbia W148691 10-in. 6/13/1929 Miss you Ben Selvin and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W148694 10-in. 6/13/1929 Junior Ben Selvin and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W148699 10-in. 6/17/1929 There was nothing else to do Ipana Troubadours Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W148700 10-in. 6/17/1929 Just a little glimpse of paradise Ipana Troubadours Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W148736 10-in. 7/9/1929 Do what you do! Ipana Troubadours ; Sam Lanin Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W148737 10-in. 7/9/1929 Liza Ipana Troubadours Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W148771 10-in. 7/1/1929 Don't hang your dreams on a rainbow Fred Rich Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W148772 10-in. 7/1/1929 Song of the moonbeams Fred Rich Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W148788 10-in. 7/5/1929 Am I blue? Ben Selvin and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W148789 10-in. 7/5/1929 My song of the Nile Ben Selvin and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W148818 10-in. 7/17/1929 The moonlight march Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble vocalist  
Columbia W148850 10-in. 7/25/1929 Just you, just me Ipana Troubadours ; Sam Lanin Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W148851 10-in. 7/25/1929 Hang on to me Ipana Troubadours ; Sam Lanin Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
(Results 26-50 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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108762

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