Ben Smith

Benjamin J. Smith (born March 1, 1905, date of death unknown) was an American jazz alto saxophonist, tenor saxophonist and clarinetist. He was born in Memphis.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 1st, 1905, Died ? th, ?

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1915 - 1943

Roles Represented in DAHR: alto saxophone, clarinet, saxophone, tenor vocal

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-022923 10-in. 4/27/1938 Jumpin' Hot Lips Page Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-022924 10-in. 4/27/1938 Feelin' high and happy Hot Lips Page Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-022925 10-in. 4/27/1938 At your beck and call Hot Lips Page Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-022926 10-in. 4/27/1938 Rock it for me Hot Lips Page Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-022927 10-in. 4/27/1938 Skull duggery Hot Lips Page Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-022928 10-in. 4/27/1938 I let a song go out of my heart Hot Lips Page Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-023733 10-in. 6/24/1938 (A sky of blue, with you) And so forth Hot Lips Page Orchestra ; Delores Payne Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-023734 10-in. 6/24/1938 The pied piper Hot Lips Page Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-023735 10-in. 6/24/1938 If I were you Hot Lips Page Orchestra ; Delores Payne Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-023736 10-in. 6/24/1938 I'm gonna lock my heart (And throw away the key) Hot Lips Page Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-023737 10-in. 6/24/1938 Will you remember tonight tomorrow? Ben Bowers ; Hot Lips Page Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-032735 10-in. 6/24/1938 Small fry Hot Lips Page Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor [Trial 1915-01-22-03] Not documented 1/22/1915 Little house upon the hill Ben Smith Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Trial 1925-02-20-01] 10-in. 2/20/1925 Say a prayer for home sweet home Ben Smith Male vocal solo, with ukulele vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 140341 10-in. 2/11/1925 Christofo Columbo Ben Smith Male vocal solo, with ukulele and piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 140342 10-in. 2/11/1925 What a life May Singhi Breen ; Ben Smith Male vocal solo, with ukulele and piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 140344 10-in. 2/11/1925 Do doo do Ben Smith Male vocal solo, with ukulele vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 140345 10-in. 2/13/1925 You gave all your kisses to somebody else May Singhi Breen ; Billy Heagney ; Ben Smith Male vocal solo, with ukulele and piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 10245 10-in. 3/6/1925 Do-doo-do Ben Smith Male vocal solo, with ukulele vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 38338 10-in. 8/17/1934 Everybody loves my baby Georgia Washboard Stompers instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38339 10-in. 8/17/1934 Farewell blues Georgia Washboard Stompers instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38340 10-in. 8/17/1934 High society Georgia Washboard Stompers instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38341 10-in. 8/17/1934 I can't dance-1 Georgia Washboard Stompers instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38342 10-in. 8/17/1934 Tiger rag Georgia Washboard Stompers instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38343 10-in. 8/17/1934 Who broke the lock of the henhouse door Georgia Washboard Stompers instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38344 10-in. 8/17/1934 Limehouse blues Georgia Washboard Stompers instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38345 10-in. 8/17/1934 After you've gone Georgia Washboard Stompers instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38346 10-in. 8/17/1934 Chinatown, my Chinatown Georgia Washboard Stompers instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38347 10-in. 8/17/1934 Alexander's ragtime band Georgia Washboard Stompers instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 39671 10-in. 7/3/1935 You're an angel Georgia Washboard Stompers instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 39672 10-in. 7/3/1935 Lulu's back in town Georgia Washboard Stompers instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 39673 10-in. 7/3/1935 In the middle of a kiss Georgia Washboard Stompers instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 39674 10-in. 7/3/1935 Every little moment Georgia Washboard Stompers instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 39675 10-in. 7/3/1935 I'm living in a great big way Georgia Washboard Stompers instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 39676 10-in. 7/3/1935 Chasing shadows Georgia Washboard Stompers instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 39677 10-in. 7/3/1935 The lady in red Georgia Washboard Stompers instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 39678 10-in. 7/3/1935 Name it Georgia Washboard Stompers instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 61567 10-in. 2/2/1937 Sunday Claude Hopkins and his Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 61568 10-in. 2/2/1937 No no Nora Claude Hopkins and his Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 61569 10-in. 2/2/1937 Swingin' down the lane Claude Hopkins and his Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 62140 10-in. 4/21/1937 Honey Clude Hopkins Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 62141 10-in. 4/21/1937 June night Clude Hopkins Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 62142 10-in. 4/21/1937 Church Street sobbin' blues Clude Hopkins Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 62143 10-in. 4/21/1937 My kinda love Clude Hopkins Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 63218 10-in. 2/1/1938 Rhythm in Spain Jabbo Smith Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 63219 10-in. 2/1/1938 Absolutely Jabbo Smith Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 63220 10-in. 2/1/1938 More rain, more rest Jabbo Smith Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 63221 10-in. 2/1/1938 How can cupid be so stupid? Jabbo Smith Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 63393 10-in. 3/10/1938 Good old bosom bread Hot Lips Page and his Band instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 63394 10-in. 3/10/1938 He's pulling his whiskers Hot Lips Page and his Band instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 71050 10-in. 7/14/1942 Hey lawdy Mama Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 71051 10-in. 7/14/1942 Boogie woogie cocktail-1 Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 71052 10-in. 7/14/1942 Ride on, ride on Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 71053 10-in. 7/14/1942 Mc Ghee special-2 Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 71239 10-in. 7/31/1942 Worried life blues Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 71240 10-in. 7/31/1942 Take it and git Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 71241 10-in. 7/31/1942 Hip hip hooray Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 71242 10-in. 7/31/1942 Unlucky blues Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 71535 10-in. 12/3/1943 Shorty boo Andy Kirk Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 71536 10-in. 12/3/1943 Fare Thee well honey Andy Kirk Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 71537 10-in. 12/3/1943 Baby don't you tell me no lie Andy Kirk Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 71538 10-in. 12/3/1943 Things 'bout comin' my way Andy Kirk Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Smith, Ben," accessed November 25, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111262.

Smith, Ben. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 25, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111262.

"Smith, Ben." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 25 November 2020.

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