TAB SMITH

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Tab Smith's career can easily be divided into two. One of the finest altoists to emerge during the swing era, Smith became a popular attraction in the R&B world of the 1950s due to his record "Because of You." After early experience playing in territory bands during the 1930s, Tab Smith played and recorded with Lucky Millinder's Orchestra (1936-1938) and then freelanced with various swing all-stars in New York. He had opportunities to solo with Count Basie's band (1940-1942) before returning to Millinder (1942-1944), and took honors on a recording of "On the Sunny Side of the Street" with a stunning cadenza that followed statements by Coleman Hawkins, Don Byas, and Harry Carney. After leaving Millinder, Smith led his own sessions which became increasingly R&B-oriented (he never became involved with bop). His string of recordings for United in the 1950s (which have been reissued by Delmark on CD) made him read more...
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Crazy WalkCrazy Walk
Delmark 2004
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Jump TimeJump Time
Delmark 1993
$23.71
$3.47 (used)
Ace HighAce High
Delmark 1993
$2.00
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Top N BottomTop N Bottom
Delmark 1998
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TAB SMITH 45 RPM MR. GEE / IN A LITTLE SPANISH TOWNTAB SMITH 45 RPM MR. GEE / IN A LITTLE SPANISH TOWN
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Tab Smith 45 RPM Crazy Walk / PretendTab Smith 45 RPM Crazy Walk / Pretend
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Tab Smith - Red Hot And Cool Blue Moods - Lp Vinyl RecordTab Smith - Red Hot And Cool Blue Moods - Lp Vinyl Record
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Jump Time
Swing 1951
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Ace High
Swing 1952

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Top 'N' Bottom
Swing 1997
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Crazy Walk
Swing 2004
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I Don't Want to Play in the Kitchen
Swing 2010

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