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Floyd Smith

Floyd George Smith (January 25, 1917 – March 29, 1982), sometimes credited as Floyd "Guitar" Smith, was an American jazz guitarist and record producer.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 25th, 1917 (St. Louis), Died March 29th, 1982 (Indianapolis)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939 - 1952

Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar, electric guitar, vocalist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 65188 10-in. 3/16/1939 You set me on fire Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, guitar, electric guitar  
Decca 65189 10-in. 3/16/1939 I'll never learn Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, guitar, electric guitar  
Decca 65190 10-in. 3/16/1939 Close to five Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, guitar, electric guitar  
Decca 65191 10-in. 3/16/1939 Floyd's guitar blues-1 Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, guitar, electric guitar  
Decca 65249 10-in. 3/23/1939 (I wanna go where you go) Then I'll be happy Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, guitar, electric guitar  
Decca 65250 10-in. 3/23/1939 S'posin' Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, guitar, electric guitar  
Decca 65251 10-in. 3/23/1939 I'll never fail you Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, guitar, electric guitar  
Decca 65252 10-in. 3/23/1939 Why don't I get wise to myself Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, guitar, electric guitar  
Decca 66877 10-in. 11/15/1939 I'm getting nowhere with you Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, guitar, electric guitar  
Decca 66878 10-in. 11/15/1939 I don't stand a ghost of a chance with you Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, guitar, electric guitar  
Decca 66879 10-in. 11/15/1939 Please don't talk about me when I'm gone Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, guitar, electric guitar  
Decca 66880 10-in. 11/15/1939 Big Jim blues-1 Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, guitar, electric guitar  
Decca 67010 10-in. 1/2/1940 Wham (Wham-re-bop-boom-bam) Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, guitar, electric guitar  
Decca 67011 10-in. 1/2/1940 Love is the thing Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, guitar, electric guitar  
Decca 67012 10-in. 1/2/1940 Why go on pretending ? Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, guitar, electric guitar  
Decca 67013 10-in. 1/2/1940 It always will be you Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, guitar, electric guitar  
Decca 67893 10-in. 6/25/1940 Fine and mellow Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, guitar, electric guitar  
Decca 67894 10-in. 6/25/1940 Scratching in the gravel Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, guitar, electric guitar  
Decca 67895 10-in. 6/25/1940 Fifteen minute intermission Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, guitar, electric guitar  
Decca 67896 10-in. 6/25/1940 Take those blues away Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, guitar, electric guitar  
Decca 67917 10-in. 7/8/1940 Now I lay me down to dream Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, guitar, electric guitar  
Decca 67918 10-in. 7/8/1940 There is no greater love Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, guitar, electric guitar  
Decca 67919 10-in. 7/8/1940 Midnight stroll Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, guitar, electric guitar  
Decca 67920 10-in. 7/8/1940 Little Miss Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, guitar, electric guitar  
Decca 68317 10-in. 11/7/1940 The Count Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, guitar, electric guitar  
Decca 68318 10-in. 11/7/1940 Twelfth Street rag Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, guitar, electric guitar  
Decca 68319 10-in. 11/7/1940 When I saw you Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, guitar, electric guitar  
Decca 68363 10-in. 11/18/1940 If I feel this way tomorrow Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, guitar, electric guitar  
Decca 68364 10-in. 11/18/1940 Or have I ? Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, guitar, electric guitar  
Decca 68546 10-in. 1/3/1941 Cuban boogie woogie Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, guitar, electric guitar  
Decca 68547 10-in. 1/3/1941 A dream dropped in Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, guitar, electric guitar  
Decca 68548 10-in. 1/3/1941 Is it a sin (lovin' you) ? Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, guitar, electric guitar  
Decca 68549 10-in. 1/3/1941 Ring dem bells Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, guitar, electric guitar  
Decca 69519 10-in. 7/17/1941 Big time grip-1 Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, guitar, electric guitar  
Decca 69520 10-in. 7/17/1941 47th Street jive Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, guitar, electric guitar  
Decca 69521 10-in. 7/17/1941 I'm misunderstood Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, guitar, electric guitar  
Decca 69522 10-in. 7/17/1941 No answer Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, guitar, electric guitar  
Decca 71050 10-in. 7/14/1942 Hey lawdy Mama Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, guitar, electric guitar  
Decca 71051 10-in. 7/14/1942 Boogie woogie cocktail-1 Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, guitar, electric guitar  
Decca 71052 10-in. 7/14/1942 Ride on, ride on Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, guitar, electric guitar  
Decca 71053 10-in. 7/14/1942 Mc Ghee special-2 Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, guitar, electric guitar  
Decca 71239 10-in. 7/31/1942 Worried life blues Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 71240 10-in. 7/31/1942 Take it and git Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 71241 10-in. 7/31/1942 Hip hip hooray Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 71242 10-in. 7/31/1942 Unlucky blues Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 73161 10-in. 11/27/1945 Get together with the Lord The Jubalaires ; Andy Kirk instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 73162 10-in. 11/27/1945 I know The Jubalaires ; Andy Kirk instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 73163 10-in. 11/27/1945 Soothe me The Jubalaires ; Andy Kirk instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 73264 1/3/1946 He's my baby Andy Kirk Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 73265 1/3/1946 Alabama bound Andy Kirk Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 73266 1/3/1946 Soothe me Andy Kirk Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 73267 1/3/1946 Doggin' man blues Andy Kirk Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 73590 5/23/1946 I don't know what I'd do without you Andy Kirk Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 73591 5/23/1946 I'm so lonesome I could cry Andy Kirk Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 73751 12/2/1946 Now you tell me Andy Kirk Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 73752 12/2/1946 Louella Andy Kirk Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 73753 12/2/1946 So soon The Four Knights instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 73754 12/2/1946 I'm falling for you The Four Knights instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 81695 10/9/1951 Cold, cold heart Horace Henderson Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 81696 10/9/1951 I can't help it Horace Henderson Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 81697 10/9/1951 I ain't in the mood Donna Hightower instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 81698 10/9/1951 Cry Donna Hightower instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 81711 10/10/1951 Lido walk Horace Henderson Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 81712 10/10/1951 Hot rock Horace Henderson Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 81713 10/10/1951 Gloomy evening Floyd Smith instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 81714 10/10/1951 Floydynasty Floyd Smith instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 82244 2/3/1952 Honest and truly Donna Hightower instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 82245 2/3/1952 I found a new love Donna Hightower instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 82640 4/2/1952 Don't cry baby Floyd Smith instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 82641 4/2/1952 After hours Floyd Smith instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 82642 4/2/1952 Me and you Floyd Smith instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 82643 4/2/1952 You may be trash to someone Floyd Smith instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Smith, Floyd," accessed December 8, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/209575.

Smith, Floyd. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 8, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/209575.

"Smith, Floyd." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 8 December 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/209575

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