Richard B. Smith
Richard Bernhard Smith "Dick Smith" (September 29, 1901 – September 29, 1935) was an American composer, who wrote the lyrics to the popular song "Winter Wonderland", which was composed by Felix Bernard.
Smith was born on September 29, 1901, in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, the son of Eliza (Brunig) and John H. Smith, a partner with a glass manufacturing plant. His family was Episcopalian. He graduated Honesdale School in 1920, and attended Pennsylvania State College. Smith married Jean Connor, of Scranton, on March 30, 1930. He was diagnosed with tuberculosis in 1931. He succumbed to the disease on September 29, 1935, his thirty-fourth birthday, in Lenox Hill Hospital, New York.
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Birth and Death Data: Born September 29, 1901, Died September 28, 1935
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1934 - 1935
Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter
Notes: Sometimes listed on disc label as Dick Smith.
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|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-82567||10-in.||5/29/1934||The breeze (That's bringin' my honey back to me)||Henry King Orchestra ; Joseph Sudy||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-83355||10-in.||7/3/1934||The breeze (That's bringing my honey back to me)||Anthony Trini ; Village Barn Orchestra [Anthony Trini]||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-84749||10-in.||10/23/1934||Winter wonderland||Richard Himber ; Joey Nash ; Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-85267||10-in.||1/16/1935||I'm keeping those keepsakes you gave me||Art Kassel ; Kassels-in-the-Air Orchestra ; Norman Ruvell||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-86409||10-in.||12/7/1934||Winter wonderland||Angelo Ferdinando ; Hotel Great Northern Orchestra ; Dick Robertson||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-86464||10-in.||12/17/1934||I thrill when they mention your name||Florence Richardson Orchestra ; Jerry Lee||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-87446||10-in.||1/23/1935||I'm keeping those keepsakes you gave me||Peggy Healy ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-87644||10-in.||1/21/1935||I'm keeping those keepsakes you gave to me||Charlie Barnet Orchestra ; Marion Nichols||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-91062||10-in.||5/22/1935||When a Gypsy makes his violin cry||Enric Madriguera Orchestra ; Tony Sacco||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet||lyricist|
|Victor||D7VB-0984||10-in.||6/19/1947||Winter wonderland||Sammy Kaye ; Sammy Kaye Orchestra||Male vocal trio, with jazz/dance band||lyricist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Smith, Richard B.," accessed May 31, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/114083.
Smith, Richard B.. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 31, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/114083.
"Smith, Richard B.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 31 May 2023.
DAHR Persistent Identifier
Wikipedia: Richard Bernhard Smith
Discogs: Richard B. Smith
Linked Open Data Sources
LCNAR: Smith, Richard B., 1901-1935 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2008055134
Wikidata: Richard Bernhard Smith - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q7323882
MusicBrainz: Richard B. Smith - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/094e4ef3-cdcf-4111-bb2e-7fe672c7ae81
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