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 (Results 51-62 of 62 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 51-62 of 62 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Smith, Ben," accessed November 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111262.

Smith, Ben. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111262.

"Smith, Ben." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 November 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111262

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