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Smith Ballew

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Aliases
Buddy Blue & His Texans
Buddy Blue and His Texans
Charles Roberts
Gary Dawson & His Collegiates
Ross Colby
Smith Ballew and His Orchestra
Smith Ballew and His Piping Rock Orch.
White Serenaders – Vocal Refrain by Smith Ballew
Real name
Sykes Ballew
Born
January 21, 1902
Died
May 2, 1984
Country
United States
Comments
Singer, bandleader and actor, who was one of film's earliest "Singing Cowboys"
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Originals

Covers by Smith Ballew

Title Performer Release date Originally by
June 1935 Johnny Sylvester & His Playmates (Original Indiana Five)
A Garden in the Rain Smith Ballew & His Orchestra April 11, 1929 Unverified
listen on Internet Archive 1935 Carl Brisson
1929 Lew Bray
listen on Internet Archive   1929 Ethel Waters BRD,REC,REL
1932 Ted Lewis and His Band
listen on Internet Archive (Smith Ballew) 1930 (unknown)
1929 George Olsen and His Music
1929 (unknown)
1930 Sam Lanin and His Famous Players
  1929 Buddy Golden and His Michigan Wolverines - Vocal Chorus by Irving Kaufman REC, Jack Haley and Zelma O'Neal PRF
listen on Internet Archive   November 1929 Red Nichols and His Five Pennies REC,REL, Libby Holman PRF
listen on Internet Archive 1929 Joe Rines and His Orchestra – Vocal Chorus by Joe Rines
1929 Roy Ingraham and His Orchestra
listen on Internet Archive 1930 Roy Ingraham and His Orchestra
1931 Hannah Williams and Company
(Smith Ballew) 1930 Fats Waller and His Buddies - Vocal Refrain by Orlando Roberson, Chester Gaylord "The Whispering Serenader"
listen on Internet Archive 1932 Jessie Matthews
Dancing with Tears in My Eyes Royal Marimba Band – Vocal Chorus Buddy Blue (Smith Ballew, Joe Green) 1930 Unverified
1929 Rudy Vallée and His Connecticut Yankees
Don't Tell Her (What's Happened to Me) The Clevelanders – Vocal Chorus Ted Bancroft (Smith Ballew, Harry Reser) 1930 Unverified
1931 Hilo Hawaiian Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Johnny Marvin
1931 Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestra
listen on Internet Archive 1929 Jeanette McDonald
1929 Abe Lyman and His California Orchestra
1930 Miss Elsie Carlisle
1929 Waring's Pennsylvanians - Vocal Refrain by Clare Hanlon
  1929 Ben Selvin and His Orchestra REC, Russ Columbo BRD
(Smith Ballew) 1929 Jesse Stafford and His Palace Hotel Orchestra
I Found a Million Dollar Baby Buddy Blue & His Texans (Smith Ballew) 1931 Unverified
I Kiss Your Hand, Madame Smith Ballew and His Orchestra 1929 Unverified
  1929 Morton Downey REC,REL, Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians BRD
1930 Isham Jones
1929 George Olsen and His Music - Vocal Refrain by Bob Borger
July 1930 Dorothy Lee and Bert Wheeler
listen on Internet Archive   1930 Janet Gaynor BRD, Ed Lowry REC
listen on Internet Archive 1931 Lee Morse and Her Blue Grass Boys
  1929 Al Jolson BRD, George Olsen and His Music - Vocal Refrain by Fran Frey REC
  1930 George Olsen and His Music REC,REL, Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell BRD
1929 Rudy Vallée and His Connecticut Yankees - Vocal Refrain by Rudy Vallée
1930 Whispering Jack Smith
  1935 Jan Garber and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Lee Bennett REC,REL, Johnny Downs and Arline Judge BRD
1934 Dick Powell
1929 (unknown)
1933 Will Osborne and His Orchestra
listen on Internet Archive (Smith Ballew) 1931 Tango-Orchester Dajos Béla mit Gesang: Kurt Mühlhardt, Leo Reisman and His Orchestra
  1929 Ukulele Ike (Cliff Edwards) REC, Lawrence Gray BRD
listen on Internet Archive   1930 The High Hatters conducted by Leonard Joy - Vocal Refrain by Belle Mann REC, Jack Oakie, Polly Walker BRD
Lady, Play Your Mandolin Ben Selvin & His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Smith Ballew 1931 Unverified
(Smith Ballew) 1932 J. Harold Murray and Katherine Carrington
1929 Al Jolson
1930 Irving Kaufman
listen on Internet Archive   1929 Maurice Chevalier BRD, Ben Pollack and His Park Central Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Charles Roberts REC
  1929 John Harron, Ned Sparks, Jack Oakie & Guy Buccola BRD, Gus Arnheim and His Orchestra REC
1929 Ben Bernie and His Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Scrappy Lambert
listen on Internet Archive   1934 Mizzi Günther & Louis Treumann, Jeanette MacDonald BRD, Jeannette MacDonald with Metro-Golwyn-Mayer Orch. conducted by Herbert Stothart REC,REL
1929 Rudy Vallée and His Connecticut Yankees - Vocal Refrain by Rudy Vallée
1930 Bud Billings—Carson Robison (Carson Robison, Frank Luther)
June 1935 Teddy Brown and His Café de Paris Band
1931 Carlton Dance Orchestra
  1930 Eddie Cantor BRD, Ted Weems and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Arthur Jarrett REC
1929 Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians - Vocal Refrain by Carmen Lombardo
1929 Charles W. Hamp
listen on Internet Archive 1929 The Melody Three
listen on Internet Archive 1929 (unknown)
On The Beach With You Buddy Blue & His Texans Vocal Chorus Charlie Lawman (Smith Ballew) 1931 Unverified
listen on Internet Archive   (Smith Ballew) 1929 The Troubadours [Nathaniel Shilkret] - Vocal Refrain by Frank Munn REC,REL, Ramon Novarro BRD
listen on Internet Archive   1929 The Troubadours [Nathaniel Shilkret] - Vocal Refrain by Frank Munn REC,REL, Ramon Novarro BRD
1929 Nick Lucas "The Crooning Troubadour"
listen on Internet Archive October 1935 Ted Fio Rito and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Muzzy Marcellino & The Debutantes
listen on Internet Archive (Smith Ballew) 1930 John Boles
listen on Internet Archive 1932 Charles Dornberger & His Orch. - Vocal by Dick Robertson
(Smith Ballew) 1932 J. Harold Murray and Katherine Carrington
  1931 Ben Selvin & His Orchestra REL, Kentucky Mountain Boys [US2] REC
1929 Bob Haring and His Orchestra
listen on Internet Archive 1929 Bob Haring and His Orchestra
listen on Internet Archive (Smith Ballew) 1929 Bob Haring and His Orchestra
listen on Internet Archive 1931 Hoagy Carmichael & His Pals
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listen on Internet Archive   1930 Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders - Vocal Refrain by Frank Luther REC,REL, Janet Gaynor BRD
listen on Internet Archive   1929 Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians REL, Abe Lyman's California Orchestra REC
1929 Roy Ingraham and His Orchestra
  1931 Fifi Dorsay BRD, The High Hatters REL
listen on Internet Archive   1935 Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Bob Lawrence REC, Ramon Novarro & Evelyn Laye BRD
listen on Internet Archive 1930 Nat Shilkret and the Victor Orchestra
1930 Philip Spitalny and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Burt Lorin
listen on Internet Archive 1932 George Olsen and His Music – Vocal Refrain by Ethel Shutta
listen on Internet Archive 1928 (unknown)
  1931 Paul Gregory & Marilyn Miller PRF, New Mayfair Dance Orchestra [Ray Noble] REC,REL
1929 Nick Lucas "The Crooning Troubadour"
  1929 Ted Bartell & His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Tom Frawley REC, Hal Skelly BRD, Ethel Waters REL
listen on Internet Archive   1934 Mizzi Günther, Jeanette MacDonald & Sterling Holloway [dubbed by Allen Rogers] BRD, Jeannette MacDonald with Metro-Golwyn-Mayer Orch. conducted by Herbert Stothart REC,REL
  1929 Daniel Haynes and the Dixie Jubilee Singers REC,BRD, All Star Orchestra – Vocal Refrain by The Melody Three REL
listen on Internet Archive   1929 Ben Pollack and His Park Central Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Charles Roberts REC, Maurice Chevalier BRD
1929 Ipana Troubadours - S. C. Lanin Director – Vocal Refrain by Willard Robison
We'll Build A Little World Of Our Own Smith Ballew and His Orchestra 1930 Unverified
listen on Internet Archive   September 1935 Violet Loraine REL,BRD, Harry Roy & His Orchestra from The May Fair Hotel REC
listen on Internet Archive   1935 Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by The King's Men REC, Ramon Novarro & Evelyn Laye BRD
1932 Tom Gerun and His Orchestra - Vocal by Scrappy Lambert
  July 1930 Maurice Chevalier BRD, Ed. Loyd and His Orchestra (Ed Kirkeby) REC
You Call It Madness (But I Call It Love) Smith Ballew and His Piping Rock Orch. Unverified
1929 Irving Kaufman
1935 Eddy Duchin and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Lew Sherwood
listen on Internet Archive 1929 Ben Pollack and His Park Central Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Burt Lorin
1930 Jack Teagarden and His Orch. – Vocal Chorus Eddie Gale
listen on Internet Archive (Smith Ballew) 1931 Lou Gold and His Orch. – Vocal Chorus Paul Small
listen on Internet Archive 1931 Lou Gold and His Orch. – Vocal Chorus Paul Small

Releases

Singles

Title Performer Release date Label
A Little White Gardenia Smith Ballew and His Orchestra 1935 Perfect [US1]
A Precious Little Thing Called Love Milt Shaw and His Detroiters - Vocal Refrain by Smith Ballew 1929 OKeh
Avalon Town Sam Lanin and His Troubadours – Vocal Chorus William Smith 1928 Perfect [US1]
Button Up Your Overcoat Dorsey Brothers and Their Orchestra - Vocal Refrain Smith Ballew with Quartet 1929 OKeh
Can't We Be Friends? – When the Real Thing Comes Your Way Smith Ballew and His Orchestra – The Royal Music Makers November 1929 OKeh
Chant of the Jungle Joe Venuti and His New Yorkers - Vocal Refrain Smith Ballew 1929 OKeh
Confessin' (That I Love You) - Maybe It's Love Buddy Blue and His Texans - Sam Lanin and His Troubadours 1930 Perfect [US1]
Dream Lover Adrian Schubert's Salon Orchestra (Vocal Chorus, Buddy Blue) 1929 Perfect [US1]
Give Yourself a Pat on the Back – Any Old Place with You Karl Radlach & His Orchestra – Buddy Blue & His Texans 1930 Banner [US1]
Happy-Go-Lucky-You and Broken Hearted Me Smith Ballew & His Orch. 1932 Perfect [US1]
He's My Secret Passion Danny Yates & His Orchestra - Vocals by Smith Ballew 1930 Melotone
How About Me? Smith Ballew 1929 OKeh
How Am I to Know? Frankie Trumbauer and His Orchestra with Vocal Refrain Smith Ballew 1929 OKeh
I Don't Want Your Kisses (If I Can't Have Your Love) – When the Sun Is Setting Buddy Blue & His Texans – Willie Creager & His Orchestra 1929 Oriole [US]
I'll Always Be in Love with You Smith Ballew 1929 OKeh
I Love You So Much Smith Ballew July 1930 OKeh
I'm a Dreamer - Aren't We All? Roy Smeck's Trio - Vocal Refrain Buddy Blue 1930 Conqueror
I'm in Seventh Heaven Joe Venuti and His New Yorkers - Vocal Refrain Smith Ballew 1929 OKeh
I Never Dreamt (You'd Fall in Love with Me) Bert Lown and His Biltmore Hotel Orchestra (Vocal Chorus, Buddy Blue) 1930 Perfect [US1]
Isle of Capri Smith Ballew and His Orchestra December 1934 Banner [US1]
Isle of Capri - On the Good Ship Lollipop Smith Ballew and His Orchestra - Vincent Rose and His Orchestra 1935 Conqueror
I've Got a Feeling I'm Falling Smith Ballew 1929 OKeh
I Wake Up Smiling Harold Stern and Hotel Biltmore Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Bill Smith 1933 Bluebird
Just a Gigolo Ross Colby (Smith Ballew) 1931 Melotone
Just You, Just Me Smith Ballew 1929 OKeh
Kiss Me Goodnight, Not Goodbye Adrian Schubert and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus Buddy Blue 1931 Crown [US-NY]
Let's Have Another Cup o' Coffee Buddy Blue & His Texans (Smith Ballew) 1932 Crown [US-NY]
Little White Lies Roy Smeck's Trio - Vocal Chorus Ted Bancroft 1930 Perfect [US1]
Louise Ben Pollack and His Park Central Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Charles Roberts September 1929 Victor
Louise Frankie Trumbauer and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Smith Ballew 1929 OKeh
Lovable and Sweet Ed. Loyd and His Orchestra with Vocal refrain Smith Ballew 1929 OKeh
Maybe! Who Knows? – Miss You Dorsey Brothers and Their Orchestra – Smith Ballew and His Orchestra 1929 OKeh
Merry Widow Waltz Smith Ballew and His Orchestra 1934 Banner [US1]
Moonlight Saving Time Adrian Schubert and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus Buddy Blue 1931 Crown [US-NY]
My Baby Just Cares for Me Smith Ballew 1930 OKeh
My Fate Is in Your Hands Smith Ballew 1929 OKeh
My Sin Smith Ballew 1929 OKeh
My Song of the Nile Roy Smeck Trio - Vocal Refrain Smith Ballew 1929 OKeh
Now You're in My Arms Chester Leighton & His Sophomores - Vocal Chorus by Chester Leighton 1931 Velvet Tone
Pagan Love Song Roy Smeck's Trio - Vocal Chorus Buddy Blue 1929 Conqueror
Pagan Love Song – Sleepy Valley Buddy Blue & His Texans – Dixie Marimba Players 1929 Regal [US1]
Painting the Clouds with Sunshine Smith Ballew & His Orchestra 1929 OKeh
Roll Along Prairie Moon Smith Ballew and His Orchestra October 1935 Melotone
Roll On, Mississipi, Roll On - Whistling in the Dark Jay Wilbur and His Band - Buddy Blue and His Texans October 1931 Imperial [GB]
Romance – Will You Be Mine? Buddy Blue & His Texans – Lou Gold and His Orchestra 1930 Banner [US1]
Say a Little Prayer for Me Smith Ballew & His Orchestra 1931 Columbia [US]
Snuggled on Your Shoulder (Cuddled in Your Arms) Smith Ballew & His Orch. 1932 Perfect [US1]
Somewhere in Old Wyoming Roy Smeck's Trio - Vocal Chorus Buddy Blue 1931 Conqueror
S'posin' Smith Ballew and His Orchestra 1929 OKeh
S'posin' – Twilight Kisses Gary Dawson & His Collegiates – Tennessee Happy Boys 1929 Oriole [US]
Sweethearts on Parade The Ferera Trio with Vocal refrain - Smith Ballew 1929 OKeh
That's the Good Old Sunny South Joe Venuti and His New Yorkers - Vocal Refrain Smith Ballew 1929 OKeh
The Night Is Young Smith Ballew and His Orchestra 1935 Perfect [US1]
The One Girl Bert Lown and His Hotel Biltmore Orchestra (Vocal Chorus, Buddy Blue) 1930 Perfect [US1]
Time on My Hands (You in My Arms) Smith Ballew and His Piping Rock Orch. 1931 Columbia [US]
True Blue Lou Ipana Troubadours - Vocal by Smith Ballew 1929 Columbia [US]
Wake Up! Chillun Wake Up! Smith Ballew and His Orchestra 1929 Parlophone
What a Little Moonlight Can Do Smith Ballew and His Orchestra September 1935 Melotone
When I'm Looking at You – I'm in the Market for You Lanin's Famous Players – Smith Balley Orchestra 1930 Parlophone
When Prince Charming Comes Along Smith Ballew and His Orchestra 1935 Melotone
When We're Alone (Penthouse Serenade) Smith Ballew & His Orchestra 1932 Romeo
(You Can't Take Away) The Things That Were Made for Love White Serenaders – Vocal Refrain by Smith Ballew 1929 OKeh
You're All I Need Smith Ballew and His Orchestra 1935 Banner [US1]
(You Were Only) Passing Time with Me Smith Ballew & His Orchestra 1930 Columbia [US]

Performances also appear on

Title Performer Release date Label
A Blues Serenade Glenn Miller and His Orchestra June 1935 Columbia [US]
All That I'm Asking Is Sympathy - Lonely Troubadour Frank Raymond's Dance Orch. - Ed Valland's Orch. 1929 Broadway [US1]
An Ev'ning in Caroline – You Try Somebody Else Majestic Dance Orchestra – Majestic Dance Orchestra 1932 Perfect [US1]
Cheerful Little Earful The New York Syncopators [Fred Rich] 1931 Odeon
Dream a Little Dream of Me – Were You Sincere? Majestic Dance Orchestra – Sam Lanin & His Orch. 1931 Perfect [US1]
Dream Train The New York Syncopators [The Goofus Five] 1929 OKeh
I'll Never Ask for More - Deep Night Dorsey Brothers and Their Orchestra - The Goofus Five and Their Orchestra 1929 OKeh
I'm Following You – Would You Be Blue? Hollywood Dance Orchestra – Willie Creager & His Orchestra 1929 Cameo [US1]
I Only Have Eyes for You Eddie Jackson & His Orchestra 1934 Vocalion [US]
It's Love Merle Johnston & His Orch. 1931 Banner [US1]
My Sweeter Than Sweet – He's So Unusual Frankie Trumbauer and His Orchestra – Carolina Club Orch. 1929 OKeh
Sunny Side Up – Just for Tonight The Clevelanders – Lou Gold and His Orchestra 1930 Banner [US1]
Sweetheart, We Need Each Other – I Would Give You a Million Tomorrows (For One Yesterday) Fred Rich & His Orchestra – Majestic Dance Orchestra 1930 Banner [US1]
The One I Love Just Can't Be Bothered with Me - Without You Bert Lown - Lou Gold 1930 Banner [US1]
There I Go Dreaming Again Victor Young & Brunswick Orchestra 1932 Brunswick
The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi – Dream River Fred Rich's Dance Orchestra – Nathan Glantz & His Orchestra 1928 Regal [US1]
When It's Springtime in the Rockies Roy Smeck's Trio April 1931 Conqueror
Yours and Mine Ben Selvin & His Orchestra 1931 Columbia [US]