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Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra: Songs of the Night

Track List

>Songs of the Night
>Money Blues
>I've a Shooting Box in Scotland
>Poor Butterfly
>Allah's Holiday
>St. Elmo
>Dance and Grow Thin
>Missouri Waltz
>When You Come Back
>Rose Room
>Rockin' the Boat
>Head Over Heels
>Dear Old Pal of Mine
>Somebody's Sweetheart and Good Morning, Judge
>Rainy Day Blues
>Coo Coo
>Vamp, The
>Who Did It?
>Yellow Dog Blues
>Lovely Summertime
>That Naughty Waltz
>Ching-a-Ling's Jazz Bazaar
>Love Nest
>Alice Blue Gown
>I Lost My Heart to You
>Why, Dear?
>It's You
>Three O'clock in the Morning
>While Miami Dreams
>Rose of Stamboul
>Where Is the Man of My Dreams
>Sweetheart of Sigma Chi
>It Ain't Gonna Rain No Mo!
>I Like You Best of All

Album Remarks & Appraisals:

It took a violin virtuoso leading the band at an upscale New York hotel to turn the world of dance records upside down. Eschewing the cold, impersonal arrangements of military bands, Joseph C. Smith brought a warmth and intimacy to the soundtrack of the 1910s dance craze - always with taste and discipline. He reinvigorated the waltz, helped standardize the fox trot, incorporated vocal refrains, and introduced many future classics. And then, in 1925, he stopped recording. Archeophone Records is proud to make Joseph C. Smith's recordings commercially available for the fi rst time since the 1920s. Featuring 47 tracks recorded between 1916 and 1925, these two CDs and 32-page booklet tell the story of Smith's career and the innovations he pioneered. In the GRAMMY-nominated liner notes, Ryan Barna shares new biographical information on Smith and insights into the bandleader's singular contributions during the rapidly changing world of early-century dance music. The remarkable audio restorations by GRAMMY-winning remastering engineer Richard Martin bring these recordings to life.

Album Notes

Audio Remasterer: Richard Martin .

Editors: Richard Martin ; Meagan Hennessey.

Illustrators: Bryan Wright; Peter Doyle ; Jerry Singer; Isabella Oliva; James Tennyson.


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