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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Instruments & Performance

1121 Pennies From Heaven / Swinging At The Daisy Chain — Carl Smith Count Basie And His Orchestra* Count Basie And His Orchestra* - Pennies From Heaven / Swinging At The Daisy Chain Decca 1121 US 1937 Sell This Version
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3459 Boogie Woogie / Lady, Be Good — Carl Smith Jones-Smith, Incorporated* Jones-Smith, Incorporated* - Boogie Woogie / Lady, Be Good Vocalion (2) 3459 US 1937 Sell This Version
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7653 Skeets Tolbert And His Gentlemen Of Swing Skeets Tolbert And His Gentlemen Of Swing - I'm Blowin' My Top / Railroad Blues(Shellac, 10") Decca 7653 US 1939 Sell This Version
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7630 The Stuffs Out (It Jumped Just A Minute Ago) / Bouncing Rhythm — Carl Smith Skeets Tolbert And His Swing Gents* / Skeets Tolbert And His Gentlemen Of Swing Bouncing Rhythm and 1 more… Skeets Tolbert And His Swing Gents* / Skeets Tolbert And His Gentlemen Of Swing - The Stuffs Out (It Jumped Just A Minute Ago) / Bouncing Rhythm(Shellac, 10") Decca 7630 US 1939 Sell This Version
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7570 Skin 'Em Back / Get Up — Carl Smith 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
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C-44, C 44 Boogie Woogie — Carl Smith Various Boogie Woogie Various - Boogie Woogie(4xShellac, 10", Album, Comp) Columbia, Columbia C-44, C 44 US 1941 Sell This Version
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8506 Sugar Boogie / I'll Make It Worth Your While — Carl Smith Skeets Tolbert And His Gentlemen Of Swing Skeets Tolbert And His Gentlemen Of Swing - Sugar Boogie / I'll Make It Worth Your While(Shellac, 10") Decca 8506 US 1941 Sell This Version
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8589 Lazy Gal Blues / Git It ('Cause I Love To See You Wid It) — Carl Smith Skeets Tolbert And His Gentlemen Of Swing / Babe Wallace With Skeets Tolbert And His Gentlemen Of Swing Skeets Tolbert And His Gentlemen Of Swing / Babe Wallace With Skeets Tolbert And His Gentlemen Of Swing - Lazy Gal Blues / Git It ('Cause I Love To See You Wid It)(Shellac, 10") Decca 8589 US 1941 Sell This Version
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60037 Jumpin' At The Woodside / Exactly Like You   — Carl Smith Count Basie And His Orchestra* Count Basie And His Orchestra* - Jumpin' At The Woodside / Exactly Like You (Single) Coral 60037 US 1949 Sell This Version
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BL 58019 Succès De Count Basie N°2 — Carl Smith Count Basie And His Orchestra* Count Basie And His Orchestra* - Succès De Count Basie N°2 (Comp) Brunswick BL 58019 US 1950 Sell This Version
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5017 The Count And The President  — Carl Smith Count Basie And Lester Young Count Basie And Lester Young - The Count And The President (10", Unofficial) Jolly Roger (2) 5017 US 1950 Sell This Version
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O-28 425 Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie / Boogie Woogie — Carl Smith Count Basie Und Sein Orchester* / Count Basie's Blue Five* Boogie Woogie Count Basie Und Sein Orchester* / Count Basie's Blue Five* - Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie / Boogie Woogie(Shellac, 10", RE) Odeon O-28 425 Germany 1952 Sell This Version
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LG 1021 The Old Count And The New Count — Carl Smith Count Basie And His Orchestra* Miss Thing (Part I) Count Basie And His Orchestra* - The Old Count And The New Count (Comp) Epic LG 1021 US 1954 Sell This Version
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86 039 LPB, LPB 86 039 The Count — Carl Smith Count Basie Und Sein Orchester* Count Basie Und Sein Orchester* - The Count (Comp) Brunswick, Brunswick 86 039 LPB, LPB 86 039 Germany 1955 Sell This Version
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OE 9015 Basie Standards — Carl Smith Count Basie And His Orchestra* Honeysuckle Rose Count Basie And His Orchestra* - Basie Standards(7", EP, Comp) Brunswick OE 9015 UK 1956 Sell This Version
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426 018 BE A Sound From The Count — Carl Smith Count Basie And His Orchestra* Miss Thing Count Basie And His Orchestra* - A Sound From The Count(7", EP) Philips 426 018 BE Scandinavia 1956 Sell This Version
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LN 3107 Lester Leaps In — Carl Smith Count Basie And His Orchestra* Featuring Lester Young Count Basie And His Orchestra* Featuring Lester Young - Lester Leaps In (Comp, Album) Epic LN 3107 US 1956 Sell This Version
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OE 9038 Vol. 1 — Carl Smith Count Basie And His Orchestra* Count Basie And His Orchestra* - Vol. 1(7", EP, Tri) Brunswick OE 9038 UK 1957 Sell This Version
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10 113 EPB Count Basie And His Orchestra 1937/38 — Carl Smith Count Basie Orchestra Count Basie Orchestra - Count Basie And His Orchestra 1937/38 (EP) Brunswick 10 113 EPB Germany 1957 Sell This Version
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426.044 BE Shoeshine Boy — Carl Smith Count Basie Count Basie - Shoeshine Boy (EP) Philips 426.044 BE France 1958 Sell This Version
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97 011 LPCM The Count Swings Out — Carl Smith Count Basie And His Orchestra* Count Basie And His Orchestra* - The Count Swings Out Coral 97 011 LPCM Germany 1959 Sell This Version
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LN 3577 Lester Young Memorial Album Volume 2 — Carl Smith 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 LN 3577 US 1959 Sell This Version
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LN 3576, LN 3577 Lester Young With Count Basie And His Orchestra* Lester Young With Count Basie And His Orchestra* - Lester Young With Count Basie And His Orchestra (Comp) Epic, Epic LN 3576, LN 3577 US 1959 Sell This Version
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M.C.A. 510013, 510.013 The Best Of Basie (1937-1938) Vol. 1 — Carl Smith Count Basie Count Basie - The Best Of Basie (1937-1938) Vol. 1 (Comp) MCA Records, MCA Records M.C.A. 510013, 510.013 France 1972 Sell This Version
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2BP 220097, G 31224, 2BP-220097 Super Chief — Carl Smith Count Basie Count Basie - Super Chief (Comp, Album) Columbia, Columbia 2BP 220097, G 31224, 2BP-220097 Australia 1972 Sell This Version