Arthur Smith (2)

Arthur Smith (2)

Profile:
Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith (not to be confused with Arthur Smith (6) "Fiddlin' Arthur Smith") was a country musician and multi-instrumentalist (fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar, bass and trumpet) who was born April 1, 1921 in Clinton, South Carolina and died April 3, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

His first group was the Carolina Crackerjacks (later called Arthur Smith And His Cracker-Jacks) a Dixieland combo which he formed with his brothers Sonny and Ralph. Arthur then moved to Charlotte, North Carolina and joined the WBT Carolina Barndance live radio show and became an occasional member of the WBT Briarhoppers band. After WWII and leaving the Navy Arthur returned to WBT and got his own show called Carolina Calling, and in 1951 he got his own TV show on WBTV called The Arthur Smith Show, the first national country music show; it ran for 32 years in 90 markets nationwide.
In the mid-seventies, he has also been performing with his son, guitarist Clay Smith under the name of Smith & Son.

Smith opened and ran the first recording studio in Charlotte where he produced radio shows for Johnny Cash, Chet Atkins, Richard Petty, James Brown, George Beverly Shea and evangelist Billy Graham as well as his own show Top of the Morning when ran for 29 years. He later produced television shows for Graham and Cash too.

Arthur Smith has won the following awards.

BMI Song of the Year Award 1973 for Dueling Banjos
Grammy (Original Writter) - Dueling Banjos (1973)
Council on International Nontheatrical Events - Golden Eagle Award (1980)
The Gold Squirrel Award (Grand Prize – First Prize) Festival International Film & Adventura, Cortina D’Ampezzo, Italy (1981)
International Real Life Adventure Film Festival, 1st Place Award (1981)
State of North Carolina Order of The Long Leaf Pine (1984)
Southeast Tourism Society Award (1985)
American Advertising Federation Silver Medal Award (1986)
Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) Special Citation of Achievement (over 1 million broadcast performances of original compositions)
The Broadcasters Hall of Fame – North Carolina Association of Broadcasters (1990)
South Carolina Broadcasters Association (2006)
South Carolina Hall of Fame (1998)
North Carolina Folk Heritage Award (1998)
North Carolina Award (2001)
Legends Award – Western Film Festival 2003
Lifetime Achievement Award - South Carolina Broadcasters Association (2006)
BMI Legendary Songwriter Award (2006).
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Arthur Smith (2) Discography

Albums

SLP-186 Arthur Smith (2) And The Crossroads Quartet Arthur Smith (2) And The Crossroads Quartet - Arthur Smith And The Crossroads Quartet(LP, Mono) Starday Records SLP-186 US 1962 Sell This Version
Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith* Blue Guitar (Album) Starday Records US 1963 Sell This Version
Arthur Smith (2) Arthur (Guitar) Smith And Voices (Album) ABC-Paramount US 1963 Sell This Version
Arthur Smith (2) Original Guitar Boogie (Album) Dot Records US 1964 Sell This Version
SLP 266 Arthur Smith (2) Down Home With Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith(LP, Album) Starday Records SLP 266 US 1964 Sell This Version
DLP 25600 Arthur Smith (2) Original Guitar Boogie(LP, Album) Dot Records DLP 25600 US 1964 Sell This Version
SLP 321 Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith* Town And Country Guitar Hits(LP, Album) Starday Records SLP 321 US 1965 Sell This Version
DLP 636 Arthur Smith (2) Great Country & Western Hits(7", MiniAlbum) Dot Records DLP 636 US 1965 Sell This Version
Arthur Smith (2) The Guitars Of Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith (Album) Starday Records US 1968 Sell This Version
Arthur Smith (2) Plays Bach Bacharach Bluegrass & Boogie Monument Italy 1970 Sell This Version
Arthur Smith (2) Guitar Boogie Polydor Italy 1970 Sell This Version
SLP-18140 Arthur Smith (2) Plays Bach Bacharach Bluegrass & Boogie(LP) Monument SLP-18140 US 1970 Sell This Version
Z 32259 Arthur Smith (2) Battling Banjos(LP) Monument Z 32259 US 1973 Sell This Version
none Arthur Smith (2) And Clay Smith Arthur Smith (2) And Clay Smith - Death Driver(LP, Album) CMC Records (10) none US 1975 Sell This Version
CMH-6234 Don Reno, Arthur Smith (2) Don Reno, Arthur Smith (2) - Feudin' Again(LP, Album) CMH Records CMH-6234 US 1979 Sell This Version
CMH-9030 Joe Maphis, Merle Travis, Zen Crook, Arthur Smith (2) Joe Maphis, Merle Travis, Zen Crook, Arthur Smith (2) - The Joe Maphis Flat-Picking Spectacular(2xLP) CMH Records CMH-9030 US 1981 Sell This Version
RR #425 Arthur Smith (2) Jumpin' Guitar(LP, Album) Relaxed Rabbit Records RR #425 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
none Arthur Smith (2) And The Crossroads Quartet Arthur Smith (2) And The Crossroads Quartet - 36 Best-Loved Hymns(3xLP) Sardis Records none US Unknown Sell This Version
K66 Arthur Smith (2) Fingers On Fire(4x7", Album + Box) MGM Records K66 US Unknown Sell This Version
S8-9267 Arthur Smith (2) The Other Side Of Sound(LP) Not On Label S8-9267 US Unknown Sell This Version
MGM-D-131 Arthur Smith (2) "Foolish Questions"(10", Album) MGM Records MGM-D-131 UK Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

1024 Arthur Smith (2) Fingers On Fire / Blue Boogie(Shellac, 10", Single) Super Disc 1024 US 1947 Sell This Version
11040 Arthur (Guitar Boogie) Smith* Tears Don't Always Mean A Broken Heart(Shellac, 10") MGM Records 11040 US 1951 Sell This Version
Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith* Guitar Boogie / Banjo Rag / Careless Hands / Cracker Boogie (EP) MGM Records France 1955 Sell This Version
E-533 Arthur Smith (2) Fingers On Fire(7") MGM Records E-533 Canada 1955 Sell This Version