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Smith, Arthur

Born 1921 in Clinton, S.C. A performer on Happy Valley Varieties (WBT-TV, Charlotte, N.C.).


Original Releases

Discography is not intended to be complete

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1948/Oct. 23
Bb c&w rev.
MGM (N.Y.)  10293  No rating Guitar Boogie — Arthur Smith   Bullet Big Tone CD 5713 (#30)
Bullet Blazon CD 2007 (#1)
Bullet Hop CD 005 (#27)
Bullet One Day Music CD 139 (#10)
    No rating Boomerang — Arthur Smith    
1949/Oct.
(Bb est.)
MGM (N.Y.)  10551  No rating Label shot Be Bop Rag – (instr.) — Arthur (Guitar Boogie) Smith And His Cracker-Jacks B  
    No rating Label shot I Never See Maggie Alone — Arthur (Guitar Boogie) Smith And His Cracker-Jacks A  
1951/Jan. 13
Bb c&w rev.
MGM (N.Y.)  10881  Borderline Song sample Hot Rod Race — Arthur Smith And His Crackerjacks   Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55184 (#1)
Bullet Jasmine CD 3575 (#2)
Bullet Presto CD [HR&C] (#1)
    No rating Rhumba Boogie – (instr.) — Arthur Smith And His Crackerjacks    
1951/June 9
Bb c&w rev.
MGM (N.Y.)  10991  Non-pertinent Song sample Who Shot Willie? — Arthur Smith   Bullet Big Tone CD 5713 (#11)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 026 (#14)
Bullet MGM (England) LP 2354 147 (#17)
Bullet One Day Music CD 139 (#38)
    No rating Express Train Boogie — Arthur Smith    
1957/Sept. 23
Bb c&w rev.
MGM (N.Y.) K12544  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Teen-Age Rebel — Arthur Smith And His Crackerjacks / Vocal By Carol Honeycutt 57-XY-542 Bullet Buffalo Bop CD 55150 (#28)
Bullet Chief CD 1156512 [1st] (#9)
Bullet Folkline CD 161 (#7)
Bullet Luxel CD 7102 (#14)
Bullet Mustang CD 15 (#26)
Bullet Supersonic LP 1175 (#12)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Easy Rock – (instr.) — Arthur Smith And His Crackerjacks 57-XY-543  
1958/Feb. 24
Bb c&w rev.
MGM (N.Y.) K12618  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Guitar Bustin' – (instr.) — Arthur Smith And His Crackerjacks 58-XY-146 Bullet Canadian CD 4532 (#10)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Rockin' The News — Arthur Smith And His Crackerjacks 58-XY-147  
Original LPs
1964
(BSN est.)
Dot (Calif.) DLP-3600 
The Original Guitar Boogie [mono]
No rating Guitar Boogie — Arthur Smith    
    No rating Panhandle Rag — Arthur Smith    
    No rating Wildwood Flower — Arthur Smith    
    No rating Three Way Boogie — Arthur Smith    
    No rating I Surrender Dear — Arthur Smith    
    No rating Silver Bells — Arthur Smith    
    No rating First Star – (instr.) — Arthur Smith   Bullet ABC (Germany) LP 25 552 ET (#12)
    No rating Mona Lisa — Arthur Smith    
    No rating Gettin' Ready — Arthur Smith    
    No rating Guitar Polka — Arthur Smith    
    No rating I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) — Arthur Smith    
    No rating The Third Man Theme — Arthur Smith    
1964
(BSN est.)
Dot (Calif.) DLP-25600 
The Original Guitar Boogie [stereo]
No rating Guitar Boogie — Arthur Smith    
    No rating Panhandle Rag — Arthur Smith    
    No rating Wildwood Flower — Arthur Smith    
    No rating Three Way Boogie — Arthur Smith    
    No rating I Surrender Dear — Arthur Smith    
    No rating Silver Bells — Arthur Smith    
    No rating First Star – (instr.) — Arthur Smith    
    No rating Mona Lisa — Arthur Smith    
    No rating Gettin' Ready — Arthur Smith    
    No rating Guitar Polka — Arthur Smith    
    No rating I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) — Arthur Smith    
    No rating The Third Man Theme — Arthur Smith    

Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1977ABC (Germany) (Germany) 25 552 ETLPCountry Meets Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 2
1981MGM (England) (England) 2354 147LPMGM Rockabilly Collection, Vol. 2
1991Supersonic (United States?) 1175LPHot Boppin' Girls, Vol. 7
1993Big Tone (England) BT 5713CDMGM Rockabillies, Vol. 2
1995Chief (Netherlands) CCD 1156512 [1st]CDUltra Rare Rockabilly's, Vol. 12
2001Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55150CDCandy Doll
2006Jasmine JASMCD 3575CDHillbilly Hot Rod & Automobile Songs
2007Buffalo Bop (Germany) Bb-CD 55184CDHot Rod Race
2009Fantastic Voyage (England) FVTD 026CDRoutes Of Rockabilly
2011One Day Music (England) DAY2CD 139CDEssential Rockabilly: The MGM Story
year?Blazon (United States) 2007CDSizzling Hillbilly Boogie, Vol. 7
Canadian RI- 4532CDRare Instrumentals, Vol. 32
Folkline (England) 274- 161CDRockabilly Kittens
Hop CD 005CDHillbilly Hop, Vol. 5
Luxel MAS 7102CDRockabilly Hoodlums, v. 2
Mustang MUST 15CDHot Rockin' Girls
Presto [HR&C]CDHot Rods & Cadillacs


Acknowledgments:  Both Sides Now, CMF Library, Marc Coulavin, Bill Davis, Udo Frank, Pasi Koskela, Kurt Krauter, Joe Wajgel


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