Roosevelt Smith

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: autoharp, guitar, vocalist, composer

Notes: Together with brother William Smith, listed as Smith Brothers. No connection to Billy Hillpot and Scrappy Lambert, who also recorded as "Smith Brothers."

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-47266 10-in. 11/1/1928 There's no one to care for me Roosevelt Smith ; William Smith Male vocal duet, with autoharp and guitar (self-accompaniment) instrumentalist, autoharp, vocalist, composer  
Victor BVE-47273 10-in. 11/2/1928 My mother is waiting for me in heaven above Roosevelt Smith ; William Smith Male vocal duet, with autoharp and guitar (self-accompaniment) composer, instrumentalist, autoharp, vocalist  
Victor BVE-47274 10-in. 11/2/1928 She has climbed the golden stair Roosevelt Smith ; William Smith Male vocal duet, with autoharp and guitar (self-accompaniment) instrumentalist, autoharp, vocalist, composer  
OKeh 9320 10-in. 9/1/1925 When the redeemed are gathering in Carson Brothers ; Roosevelt Smith Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin), guitar, and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh 9321 10-in. 9/1/1925 There will be a bright tomorrow Carson Brothers ; Roosevelt Smith Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin), guitar, and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh 9322 10-in. 9/1/1925 Oh! We miss you Carson Brothers ; Roosevelt Smith Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin), guitar, and auto-harp instrumentalist, autoharp, guitar  
OKeh 9323 10-in. 9/1/1925 Don't grieve over me Carson Brothers ; Roosevelt Smith Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin), guitar, and autoharp instrumentalist, autoharp, guitar  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Smith, Roosevelt," accessed October 28, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/209618.

Smith, Roosevelt. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 28, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/209618.

"Smith, Roosevelt." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 28 October 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/209618

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