Carl Smith

Carl Smith

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Jazz trumpet player
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Carl "Tatti" Smith, trumpeter, was born in Marshall, Texas about 1908, but his birth date is uncertain.

Smith's early career included work with the Terrence Holder band in Kansas City in 1931. Subsequently, from 1931 to 1934, Smith toured the West Coast with the Amarillo band of Gene Coy.

In 1936 Smith joined the Count Basie Orchestra and during that year was the nominal co-leader of a sextet, labeled Jones–Smith, Inc., which played in the first recording session for legendary tenorist Lester Young

Smith left Basie the next year and performed with Skeets Tolbert's Gentlemen of Swing until 1940. During 1939 he also played with groups led by Hot Lips Page. In the 1940s Smith was briefly with several other bands, including that of Benny Carter.

After World War II he left for South America, and during the late 1940s and into the 1950s he was playing with groups in Argentina and Brazil. No further information on this unique trumpeter has surfaced since his move to South America, and his whereabouts after the 1950s have not been reported in any reference works on jazz history.
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Carl Smith Discography

Instruments & Performance

1121 Count Basie And His Orchestra* Count Basie And His Orchestra* - Pennies From Heaven / Swinging At The Daisy Chain(Shellac, 10") Decca 1121 US 1937 Sell This Version
7570 Skeets Tolbert And His Gentlemen Of Swing Skeets Tolbert And His Gentlemen Of Swing - Skin 'Em Back / Get Up(Shellac, 10") Decca 7570 US 1939 Sell This Version
60037 Count Basie And His Orchestra* Count Basie And His Orchestra* - Jumpin' At The Woodside / Exactly Like You (Shellac, 10", RE) Coral 60037 US 1949 Sell This Version
Count Basie And His Orchestra* Featuring Lester Young Count Basie And His Orchestra* Featuring Lester Young - Lester Leaps In (Comp) Epic US 1956 Sell This Version
Lester Young With Count Basie And His Orchestra* Lester Young With Count Basie And His Orchestra* - Lester Young Memorial Album Volume 2 (Comp) Fontana, Fontana UK 1959 Sell This Version
Count Basie Count Basie - Super Chief (Album, Comp) Columbia Italy 1972 Sell This Version
m-8000 Lester Young Shoe Shine Boy Lester Young - The Alternative Lester(LP) Tax m-8000 Sweden 1972 Sell This Version
Count Basie Count Basie - Basie's Best (Comp) Olympic Records (4), Olympic Records (4) US 1974 Sell This Version
ALB/8, VPA 8187, VPA 8188, VPA 8189 Various Boogie Woogie (as Carl and 2 more… Various - Il Blues: Rurale - Jazzistico - Urbano(3xLP, Comp + Box) Albatros (2), Albatros (2), Albatros (2), Albatros (2) ALB/8, VPA 8187, VPA 8188, VPA 8189 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
201.074 Count Basie And His Orchestra* Count Basie And His Orchestra* - Count Basie And His Orchestra(LP, Comp, Quad) Metronome 2001 201.074 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
Various I'll Make It Worth Your While and 2 more… Various - Blues Box 2 (Comp) MCA Coral, MCA Coral Germany 1976 Sell This Version
CG 33502 Lester Young Lester Young - The Lester Young Story Volume 1(2xLP, Comp, Mono) Columbia CG 33502 US 1976 Sell This Version
36 518 Count Basie Count Basie - V.I.P.-Jazz 21(LP, Album, Club) MCA Records, Donauland 36 518 Austria 1980 Sell This Version
836 047-2 Various Shoe Shiney Boy Various - Swing Groups 1931 To 1936(CD, Comp) ABC Records (3) 836 047-2 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
HEP CD 1025 Count Basie And His Orchestra* Count Basie And His Orchestra* - "Listen... You Shall Hear"(CD, Comp, Mono, RM) HEP Records (3) HEP CD 1025 UK 1988 Sell This Version
MCA-42324 Count Basie Orchestra Honeysuckle Rose (January 21, 1937) Count Basie Orchestra - One O'Clock Jump(LP, Comp, RE) MCA Records MCA-42324 US 1990 Sell This Version
MCAD-42324 Count Basie Orchestra Honeysuckle Rose Count Basie Orchestra - One O'Clock Jump(CD) MCA Records MCAD-42324 US 1990 Sell This Version
Count Basie Count Basie - Basie's Best (Comp) Classic Jazz (3) Portugal 1992 Sell This Version
Count Basie Count Basie - The Complete Decca Recordings (Comp) GRP, Decca Jazz US 1992 Sell This Version
7243 8 39346 2 1 Lester Young Lester Young - Les Chefs-d'oeuvre De Lester Young(CD, Comp) Music Memoria 7243 8 39346 2 1 France 1993 Sell This Version
FA 202 Count Basie Count Basie - The Quintessence . New York Chicago 1937 - 1941(2xCD, Comp) Frémeaux & Associés FA 202 France 1994 Sell This Version
WIS CD 606 Count Basie Count Basie - Jazz & Blues Collection(CD, Comp, RM) Editions Atlas WIS CD 606 France 1995 Sell This Version
IGOCD 2036 Lester Young Boogie Woogie and 6 more… Lester Young - Easy Does It 1936 - 1940(CD, Album, Comp) Indigo Recordings IGOCD 2036 UK 1996 Sell This Version
FA 152 George Gershwin Lady Be Good George Gershwin - A Century Of Glory(2xCD, Comp) Frémeaux & Associés FA 152 France 1998 Sell This Version
Various Oh, Lady, Be Good! Various - Ken Burns Jazz: The Story Of America's Music Columbia, Legacy US 2000 Sell This Version