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 Tracks

Instruments & Performance

Count Basie And His Orchestra* Count Basie And His Orchestra* - Pennies From Heaven / Swinging At The Daisy Chain Decca US 1937 Sell This Version
3459 Jones-Smith, Incorporated* Jones-Smith, Incorporated* - Boogie Woogie / Lady, Be Good(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (2) 3459 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
C-44 Various Boogie Woogie Various - Boogie Woogie(4xShellac, 10", Album, Comp) Columbia C-44 US 1941 Sell This Version
Count Basie And His Orchestra* Count Basie And His Orchestra* - Jumpin' At The Woodside / Exactly Like You (Single) Coral US 1949 Sell This Version
BL 58019 Count Basie And His Orchestra* Count Basie And His Orchestra* - Basie's Best(10", Comp) Brunswick BL 58019 US 1950 Sell This Version
Count Basie And His Orchestra* Featuring Lester Young Count Basie And His Orchestra* Featuring Lester Young - Lester Leaps In (Comp, Album) Epic US 1956 Sell This Version
86 039 LPB, LPB 86 039 Count Basie And His Orchestra* Count Basie And His Orchestra* - The Count(10", Mono) Brunswick, Brunswick 86 039 LPB, LPB 86 039 Germany 1957 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 Australia 1972 Sell This Version
Count Basie Count Basie - The Best Of Basie (1937-1938) Vol. 1 (Comp) MCA Records, MCA Records France 1972 Sell This Version
65384 Lester Young Lester Young - Young Lester Young(LP, Comp) CBS 65384 Netherlands 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 - Vol. 3 - The Count Swings Out (1937-1938) (Comp) MCA Records France 1973 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) 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
Count Basie Count Basie - The Complete Decca Recordings (Comp) MCA Records France 1976 Sell This Version
none Count Basie Count Basie - Um Nobre Band-Leader(LP, Comp) Abril Cultural none Brazil 1980 Sell This Version
36 518 Count Basie Count Basie - V.I.P.-Jazz 21(LP, Comp, Club) MCA Records, Donauland 36 518 Austria 1980 Sell This Version
Various Shoe Shine Boy (as Carl and 2 more… Various - Jazz Masters Of The Sax (Comp) The Franklin Mint Record Society, The Franklin Mint Record Society, The Franklin Mint Record Society, The Franklin Mint Record Society Sweden 1983 Sell This Version
CBS 88667 Count Basie Count Basie - Vol. I - 1936 And 1939 The Count And The President(2xLP, Comp, Mono) CBS CBS 88667 Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
CBS 460061 1 Count Basie Count Basie - The Essential Count Basie, Volume 1(LP, Comp, Mono, RM) CBS CBS 460061 1 UK & Europe 1987 Sell This Version