Don Smith

Profile:
Producer, engineer and mixer

For the jazz pianist and brother of Lonnie Liston Smith use Donald Smith, if needed with ANV.
For the trumpet player use Don Smith (6).
For the country and bluegrass bassist use Don Smith (7).
For the Memphis based producer, engineer and musician use Don Smith (24).

American producer, engineer and mixer, born 1951, died January 27, 2010. Don Smith’s credits read like a Who’s Who of Rock & Roll. He has worked with The Rolling Stones, Tom Petty, U2, Stevie Nicks, Bob Dylan, Talking Heads, Eurythmics, Traveling Wilburys, Roy Orbison, Iggy Pop, Keith Richards, Cracker, John Hiatt, The Pointer Sisters, and Bonnie Raitt, to name just a few.
Variations:

Remix

PD 2120 Don Smith - You Got Lucky album art Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - You Got Lucky(7", Single) MCA Records PD 2120 South Africa 1982 Sell This Version
CDCBS 70246 Don Smith - Footloose (Original Soundtrack Of The Paramount Motion Picture) album art Various The Girl Gets Around Various - Footloose (Original Soundtrack Of The Paramount Motion Picture) (Album, Comp) CBS CDCBS 70246 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
PW-14196 Don Smith - Twist My Arm (Special Extended Single) album art Pointer Sisters Twist My Arm (Dance Mix) Pointer Sisters - Twist My Arm (Special Extended Single)(12", Single) RCA Victor PW-14196 US 1985 Sell This Version
0-23559, 0.23559 Don Smith - Make It Better (Forget About Me) album art Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - Make It Better (Forget About Me) (Single) MCA Records, MCA Records 0-23559, 0.23559 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
MCA-5486 Don Smith - Southern Accents album art Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - Southern Accents (Album) MCA Records MCA-5486 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
ND 90089, ND90089 Don Smith - Contact album art Pointer Sisters Pointer Sisters - Contact (Album) RCA, RCA ND 90089, ND90089 UK & Europe 1985 Sell This Version
none Don Smith - The Complete Works – 1976-1991 – album art Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - The Complete Works – 1976-1991 –(10xCD, Album, RM + 2xBox, Comp, Ltd, Acr) MCA Records none Europe 1991 Sell This Version
CDPRO Vol #27 Don Smith - CDPRO Vol #27 (October 1994) album art Various Euro-Trash Girl (Remix Edit) Various - CDPRO Vol #27 (October 1994)(CD, Comp, Promo) EMI Music Canada CDPRO Vol #27 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
988 429-1 Don Smith - Yer Favourites album art The Tragically Hip The Tragically Hip - Yer Favourites (Comp) Universal Music 988 429-1 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
250 414-2 Don Smith - Long After Dark album art Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - Long After Dark(CD, Album, RE) MCA Records 250 414-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version

Vocals

MCA-5749 Don Smith - American Vagabond album art William Lee Golden* William Lee Golden* - American Vagabond (Album) MCA Records MCA-5749 US 1986 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

MG7622 Don Smith - Charlie McCoy's Greatest Hits album art Charlie McCoy Charlie McCoy - Charlie McCoy's Greatest Hits(LP, Comp, Mono) Monument MG7622 US 1978 Sell This Version
002 Don Smith - A Dream For Rahsaan & More album art Dick Griffin The Queen Dick Griffin - A Dream For Rahsaan & More(CD, Album) Ruby Records (15) 002 US 1985 Sell This Version
S.O.S. 1203 Don Smith - Together Again - Thirty Years On! album art Mike Daniels And His Delta Jazzmen Mike Daniels And His Delta Jazzmen - Together Again - Thirty Years On!(LP, Album) Stomp Off Records S.O.S. 1203 US 1990 Sell This Version
9 45133-2 Don Smith - Friday Night Is Killing Me album art Bash & Pop Bash & Pop - Friday Night Is Killing Me (Album, Comp) Sire, Reprise Records 9 45133-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
06076-84748-2 Don Smith - Twenty album art The Robert Cray Band The Robert Cray Band - Twenty (Album) Sanctuary Records 06076-84748-2 US 2005 Sell This Version
CDEA 6242 Don Smith - BBC Jazz Club Volume 2 Rare Transcription Recordings (1959-60) album art Tony Crombie Band*, Eddie Thompson Trio, Mike Daniels And His Delta Jazzmen, The Lennie Felix Trio Tony Crombie Band*, Eddie Thompson Trio, Mike Daniels And His Delta Jazzmen, The Lennie Felix Trio - BBC Jazz Club Volume 2 Rare Transcription Recordings (1959-60)(CD, Album) Vocalion CDEA 6242 UK 2015 Sell This Version
none Don Smith - Armonica Barroca Vol. II album art Roberto Abularach, Juan Sebastián Bach*, A. Vivaldi*, G.F. Handel*, Benedetto Marcello, Jacques Hotteterre (Le Romain)* Roberto Abularach, Juan Sebastián Bach*, A. Vivaldi*, G.F. Handel*, Benedetto Marcello, Jacques Hotteterre (Le Romain)* - Armonica Barroca Vol. II(Cass, Album) Not On Label none US Unknown Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

NL 34303 Don Smith - VideoMusic Take Away album art Various Would I Lie To You? (as D. Smith) Various - VideoMusic Take Away(LP, Comp) RCA NL 34303 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
D2-24863-2 Don Smith - Whirl album art Deadeye Dick Deadeye Dick - Whirl(CD, Album) Ichiban Records D2-24863-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
RCA07863-67516-2 Don Smith - Evolution album art Martina McBride Keeping My Distance Martina McBride - Evolution (Album) RCA Records Label RCA07863-67516-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
none Don Smith - Cover Versions Series 1 album art The Residents Double Shot The Residents - Cover Versions Series 1(12xFile, MP3, Comp, 192) RSD none US 2009

Production

1011074 Don Smith - Your Bionic Man album art Oscar Perry Oscar Perry - Your Bionic Man(7") Peri-Tone 1011074 US 1974 Sell This Version
KRPL441 Don Smith - Texas Till I Die album art Michael Rabon* Michael Rabon* - Texas Till I Die(LP) Knife Wing Records KRPL441 US 1975 Sell This Version
ST-11487 Don Smith - Hooray For Good Times album art James Rutledge* James Rutledge* - Hooray For Good Times(LP, Album) Capitol Records ST-11487 US 1976 Sell This Version

Reviews

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christ4

June 8, 2008
Don Smith, Music Producer/Engineer/Mixer is know to many in this business as 'Golden Ears'. A lover of music myself I do know that Don has this magic ability to hear the most faint mistakes and create it into something powerful, crazy, and wonderful. His style is always creative as he will recycle objects into the mix that finish with such an awesome sound. His been around to experience some of the changes in our music world and has worked with amazing musicans. He is a true music genius.
If only ears could tell.