Chris Smith  (1879-1949)
Last updated: 11.10.21
According to the Internet source given below, Chris Smith was an Afro-American composer and songwriter of popular music born in Charleston, South Carolina. His first experience in show business was in a medicine show. He came to New York around the turn of the century with his childhood friend and lifelong vaudeville partner, Elmer Bowman. He and Bowman penned many songs including I've Got De Blues (1901), one of the earliest songs with blues in the title. Bowman and Smith's first big hit was "Good Morning Carrie (1901) co-written with Cecil Mack and sung on stage by Bert Williams
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Chris Smith  (1879-1949) has at least 3 item(s) at the Amazons which you can order on-line by clicking the item's order icon.
Coon's Day in May
Music by: Chris Smith.
Words by: Theo. Bowman
Publisher: F. A. Mills
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Printed: 1898. Sheet Music 5 pages.
I've Got De Blues
Music by: Chris Smith.
Co-Author: #CLbowmanel#1
Publisher: The Lyceum Publishing Co.
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Printed: 1901. Sheet Music 5 pages.
You're in the Right Church But the Wrong Pew
Music by: Chris Smith.
Words by: Cecil Mack
Publisher: McPherson & Smith
Suppliers: B0000D3DMZ: not available.
Printed: 1908. Sheet Music.
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Folk Music CDs:
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Jazz Music CDs:
cd15.gif Turk Murphy Turk Murphy's Jazz Band Favorites CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Pee Wee Russell The Land of Jazz flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
Ragtime Music CDs:
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cd15.gif The Skirtlifters A Ragtime Episode flag15us.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif St. Louis Ragtimers The St. Louis Ragtimers: Volume 5 flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Peter Muir Spontaneous Ragtime flag15us.gif flag15de.gif
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audio15.gif If He Comes In, I'm Going Out Edward Meeker Edison Standard Record: 10488 at USCB
audio15.gif That Precious Little Thing Called Love Arthur Collins
Byron George Harlan
U.S. Everlasting Record: 1501 at USCB
audio15.gif You're in the Right Church But the Wrong Pew Ed Morton Indestructible Record: 854 at USCB
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pdf15.gif Ballin' the Jack Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Common Sense Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Dinner Bells Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif In Watermelon Time Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Piping Rock Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 102 works by Chris Smith (1879-1949). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER pdf15.gif (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Coon's Day in May 1898 Theo. Bowman (words)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Don't Believe All You Hear, Honey 1901 P. Eldridge (perf. by)
Good Morning Carrie! 1901 E. Bowman (co-author)
R.C. McPherson (words)
Williams & Walker (perf. by)
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I've Got De Blues (w&m) 1901 E. Bowman (co-author)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
Humming Coon, The (w&m) 1902 E. Bowman (co-author)  wvicon.gif
Since I Heard From Home 1902 Johnson & Dean (perf. by)
While the Rain Am Falling 1902 Ethel Carter (perf. by)
Your Face Looks Familiar to Me 1902 E. Bowman (co-author)
Ritter & Leavitt (perf. by)
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Liza 1903 Mable Bennett (perf. by)
Mister Moon (w&m) 1903 E. Bowman (co-author)
Smith & Bowman (perf. by)
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Dinner Bells 1904 Harry Leslie Brown (co-author)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Does You Love Me As Tou Used To, Miss Jane? 1904 Avery and Hart (words)
Harry Brown (perf. by)
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Why Hello Bill Who's Yo' Friend 1904 Harry Brown (perf. by)
Medley From Shame on You 1905  wvicon.gif
Nobody Has More Trouble Than Me 1905 M. Irwin (perf. by)
Sweetie Don't 1905 Elmer Bowman (words)  wvicon.gif
Ta'int De Kind O' Grub I've Been Gettin' Down Home 1905 M. Irwin (perf. by)
Who's There Knocking at My Door 1905 Harry Brown (perf. by)
All in Down and Out 1906 E. Bowman (words)
R.C. McPherson (words)
Johnson (words)
Clarice Vance (perf. by)
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Good-Bye Ma Honey I'm Gone 1906 Murphy & Frances (perf. by)
He's a Cousin of Mine 1906 S. Hein (co-author)
C. Mack (words)
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If I Ever Get Back to Cincinnati 1906 S. H Dudley (perf. by)
In the Shadows of the Silv'ry Moon (w&m) 1906 B. Johnson (co-author)  wvicon.gif
There's a Time and Place For Everything 1906 Artie Hall (perf. by)
Business Is Business With Me 1907 Billy B. Johnson (words)  wvicon.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Common Sense 1907 John Larkins (co-author)
Clarice Vance (perf. by)
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Dat's Music to Me 1907 Harry Armstrong (perf. by)
Billy Clark (perf. by)
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It's Hard to Love Somebody 1907 Aida Overton Walker (perf. by)
Just an Old Friend of the Family 1907 Williams & Walker (perf. by)
No, No, Positively No 1907 Nat M. Wills (perf. by)
Baby Talk 1908 Schatz & Swanson (perf. by)
Hot Corn 1908  wvicon.gif
You're in the Right Church But the Wrong Pew 1908 Cecil Mack (words)
Ed Morton (perf. by)
Clarice Vance (perf. by)
B.A. Williams (perf. by)
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Gee! But Aint America a Grand Old Place 1909 Paul Lincke (perf. by)
If You Ain't Got It Go and Get It 1909
In Watermelon Time 1909 James Burris (words)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Is Julia Home? 1909 Jack Driscoll (perf. by)  wvicon.gif
There's a Big Cry-Baby in the Moon 1909 James Burris (words)  wvicon.gif
Trans-Mag-Ni-Fi-Can-Bam-Dam-U-Ality 1909  wvicon.gif
If He Comes In, I'm Going Out 1910 Cecil Mack (words)
Edward Meeker (perf. by)
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Rubber-Necking Moon (w&m) 1910 Abbie Mitchell Cook (perf. by)  wvicon.gif
She's a Patient of Mine 1910 Harry Van Fossen (perf. by)
George Austin Moore (perf. by)
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There's a Pickaninny Crying in the Moon 1910 Julius Steger (perf. by)
Barn-Yard Rag, The 1911 B. Johnson (words)  wvicon.gif
Honky Tonky Monkey Rag (w&m) 1911  wvicon.gif
Monkey Rag 1911
Undertaker Man, The (w&m) 1911 Happy Benway (perf. by)  wvicon.gif
After All That I've Been to You 1912 Jack Drislane (words)  wvicon.gif
At the Levee on Revival Day 1912
Beans! Beans!! Beans!!! 1912 E. Bowman (words)
Charles Hart (perf. by)
Gus Van (perf. by)
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Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
He's Got My Goat 1912
Honey Rose 1912 Joe McCarthy (words)
Joe Goodwin (words)
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I Want a Little Lovin', Sometimes (w&m) 1912 M. Cahill (perf. by)  wvicon.gif
I'm Glad You're Goin' Good-Bye 1912
If We Were Alone 1912  wvicon.gif
Keep It Up - Song 1912
Love, Honor and Obey 1912 Joseph McCarthy (words)
Joe Goodwin (words)
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My Little Loving Aero Man 1912 Chas. R. McCarron (words)
Ferd E. Mierisch (words)
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Round My Heart 1912 Harry Collins (perf. by)
That Precious Little Thing Called Love (w&m) 1912 Cecil Mack (co-author)
Arthur Collins (perf. by)
Byron George Harlan (perf. by)
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That Puzzlin' Rag 1912 E. Bowman (co-author)
Tascott (perf. by)
Arr. Eugene Platzmann
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When Mother Plays a Rag Upon the Sewing Machine 1912 J. McCarthy (words)
Joe Goodwin (words)
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Ballin' the Jack - Song 1913 J.R. Europe (co-author)
Jim Burris (words)
Holton Herr (perf. by)
Janet McIlwaine (perf. by)
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Boom, Tum, Ta-Ra-Ra Zing Boom 1913 Eli Dawson (perf. by)
Concert in the Sky, The 1913 Ferd E. Meirsch (words)
Chas R.M. Carron (words)
Peggy Lennie (perf. by)
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Fifteen Cents 1913  wvicon.gif
In a Year From Now 1913 Ferd. E. Mierisch (words)  wvicon.gif
Jungle Jamboree Rag 1913  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
Please Don't Love Anybody Else But Me (w&m) 1913 Brierre & King (perf. by)  wvicon.gif
When Everything Seems to Go Wrong 1913 Ferd E Mierisch (words)  wvicon.gif
Ballin' the Jack 1914 J.R. Europe (co-author)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
Fifty - Fifty 1914 Jim Burris (words)
Lillian Lorraine (perf. by)
Isabella Patricola (perf. by)
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He's My Cousin if She's Your Niece 1914 Clarice Vance (perf. by)
I Have Shed My Last Tears For You 1914 Willie Howard (perf. by)
Eugene Howard (perf. by)
Keep It Up 1914  youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Piping Rock 1914  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
Shame on You 1914 John Larkins (co-author)  wvicon.gif
Forget Me 1915
Goofer Dust 1915
Scaddle-De-Mooch 1915  wvicon.gif
Scaddle-De-Mooch - Song 1915  wvicon.gif
Down in Honky Tonk Town 1916 Charles McCarron (words)  wvicon.gif
It's a Pretty Thing 1916 Jim Burris (words)  wvicon.gif
My Waikiki Ukulele Girl 1916 Cooper & Smith (perf. by)
San Francisco Blues 1916  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
Shoot the Rabbit 1916 Jim Burris (words)  youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
Shoot the Rabbit - Song 1916
Coolin' the Coffee Pot 1917
Farm Yard Blues, The 1917 Henry Troy (co-author)  youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
Jazbo Johnson's Hokum Band 1917  youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
Sons of Uncle Sam Have Always Brought the Bacon Home, The 1917 Henry Troy (words)  wvicon.gif
I Want to Know Where Tosti Went/ When He Said ''good-Bye'' (w&m) 1920  wvicon.gif
Irish Were Egyptians Long Ago, The 1920 Alfred Bryan (words)  wvicon.gif
Fandango 1921  wvicon.gif
You'll Never Need a Doctor No More 1921 Chris smith (words)
B.A. Williams (perf. by)
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At the Honky-Tonk Steppers' Ball 1922 Jimmy Durante (co-author)  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
Missing Link, The 1922  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
After Tea 1925
Camel Walk, The 1925 brymn,1 (co-author)
Cecil Mack (words)
Bob Schafer (words)
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Cake Walkin' Babies From Home ? Henry Troy (words)
C. Williams (words)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Ellen, I Am Serenading You (w&m) ? E. Bowman (co-author)
You'll Long For Me ? C. Williams (words)
     Title Dur Performer Composer Score/Song
           
youtube15.jpg At the Honky-Tonk Steppers' Ball 2:07 Ragtime Dorian Henry C. Smith 
youtube15.jpg Ballin' the Jack 1:49 Ragtime Dorian Henry C. Smith 
youtube15.jpg The Concert in the Sky 2:00 Ragtime Dorian Henry C. Smith 
youtube15.jpg De Wash Tub Blues 2:17 Ragtime Dorian Henry C. Smith 
youtube15.jpg The Farm Yard Blues 1:17 Ragtime Dorian Henry C. Smith 
youtube15.jpg I've Got De Blues 1:12 Ragtime Dorian Henry C. Smith 
youtube15.jpg Jazbo Johnson's Hokum Band 3:17 Ragtime Dorian Henry C. Smith 
youtube15.jpg Jungle Jamboree Rag 3:37 Ragtime Dorian Henry C. Smith 
youtube15.jpg Keep It Up 1:21 Ragtime Dorian Henry C. Smith 
youtube15.jpg  The Missing Link 2:04 Ragtime Dorian Henry C. Smith 
youtube15.jpg Piping Rock 2:26 Ragtime Dorian Henry C. Smith 
youtube15.jpg San Francisco Blues 1:158 Ragtime Dorian Henry C. Smith 
youtube15.jpg Shoot the Rabbit 2:22 Ragtime Dorian Henry C. Smith