Warren Smith

Warren Smith (May 17, 1908 in Middlebourne, West Virginia – August 28, 1975 in Santa Barbara, California) was an American jazz trombonist.

Smith played piano from age seven, and learned cornet and saxophone before settling on trombone. He started out in the territory band Harrison's Texans in the 1920s, then followed with an extended run in Abe Lyman's employ in the 1930s. He worked with Bob Crosby late in the 1940s before returning to work with Lyman briefly. Moving to Chicago, he worked with Bud Jacobson and Bob Scobey, then worked on the West Coast with Jess Stacy and Lu Watters. In 1955 he toured with Duke Ellington, then played with Joe Darensbourg from 1957 to 1960. In the 1960s he worked with Wild Bill Davison and Red Nichols.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 17th, 1908

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1966

Roles Represented in DAHR: trombone, percussion, songwriter, conga

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 289 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-27665 10-in. 3/21/1923 I'm goin' away (Just to wear you off my mind) Edna Hicks Female vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Victor BS-017785 10-in. 12/29/1937 On the sentimental side Abe Lyman Orchestra ; Frank Parrish Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-017786 10-in. 12/29/1937 Love is here to stay Abe Lyman Orchestra ; Frank Parrish Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-017787 10-in. 12/29/1937 How'dja like to love me? Abe Lyman Orchestra ; Olga Sardi Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-017788 10-in. 12/29/1937 I was doing all right Abe Lyman Orchestra ; Olga Sardi Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-017789 10-in. 12/29/1937 This is my night to dream Abe Lyman Orchestra ; Olga Sardi Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-017790 10-in. 12/29/1937 Two dreams get together Abe Lyman Orchestra ; Olga Sardi Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-017791 10-in. 12/29/1937 I fall in love with you every day Abe Lyman Orchestra ; Frank Parrish Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-017792 10-in. 12/29/1937 Smoke from a chimney Abe Lyman Orchestra ; Frank Parrish Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-022931 10-in. 4/28/1938 As long as we're together Californians ; Abe Lyman ; Olga Sardi Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-022932 10-in. 4/28/1938 The grass is just as green Rose Blane ; Californians ; Abe Lyman Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-022933 10-in. 4/28/1938 When the stars go to sleep Californians ; Eddie Holly ; Abe Lyman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-022934 10-in. 4/28/1938 A garden in Granada Californians ; Eddie Holly ; Abe Lyman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-022935 10-in. 4/28/1938 Sunday in the park Californians ; Eddie Holly ; Abe Lyman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-022936 10-in. 4/28/1938 It's the dreamer in me Californians ; Eddie Holly ; Abe Lyman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-037633 10-in. 6/13/1939 The last trip on the old ship Californians ; Eddie Holly ; Abe Lyman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-037634 10-in. 6/13/1939 (What can I say) After I say I'm sorry? Californians ; Eddie Holly ; Abe Lyman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-037635 10-in. 6/13/1939 You don't know how much you can suffer (Until you fall in love) Rose Blane ; Californians ; Abe Lyman Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-037636 10-in. 6/13/1939 The shoemaker's holiday Rose Blane ; Californians ; Abe Lyman Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-037637 10-in. 6/13/1939 Well all right (Tonight's the night) Rose Blane ; Californians ; Abe Lyman Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-037638 10-in. 6/13/1939 Danger! Men blasting Rose Blane ; Californians ; Abe Lyman Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-040497 10-in. 10/11/1939 To you sweetheart, aloha Californians ; Abe Lyman ; Frank Parrish Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-040498 10-in. 10/11/1939 Honestly Californians ; Eddie Holly ; Abe Lyman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-040499 10-in. 10/11/1939 All in favor say "aye" Rose Blane ; Californians ; Abe Lyman Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-040691 10-in. 8/29/1939 Stop kicking my heart around Californians ; Eddie Holly ; Abe Lyman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
(Results 1-25 of 289 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Smith, Warren," accessed October 28, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112301.

Smith, Warren. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 28, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112301.

"Smith, Warren." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 28 October 2020.

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