Guitariste et chanteur US né le 1er avril 1921 à Clinton (Caroline du Sud). Arthur Smith a débuté en 1937 chez RCA Records, mais c'est chez MGM qu'il connaîtra le succès en 1945. Il enregistra ensuite pour Starday, Dot (64), Monument (70) et CMH Records. Propriétaire de studios d'enregistrement à Charlotte (Caroline du Nord), Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith, musicien exceptionnel et compositeur inspiré, s'est consacré à la production. Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith est décédé le 3 Avril 2014 à Charlotte (Caroline du Nord).

A link between the Western swing of the 1940s and the rockabilly of the 1950s, Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith was one of country music's seminal figures. In addition to inspiring several generations of country musicians via his region television program, The Arthur Smith Show, which aired from 1951 to 1982 and was the first syndicated country music show, Smith wrote and recorded some of country music's most influential tunes. His fiery instrumental "Guitar Boogie," recorded with the Tennessee Ramblers, has been often cited as the first rock & roll song. Released on October 23, 1948, the single sold nearly three million copies and reached number 25 on the Billboard pop charts. It was subsequently transformed into a Top Five hit, "Guitar Boogie Shuffle," by Frank Virtue and His Virtuoso Trio in 1959.
Smith composed more than 500 songs, including many other hits. "Feudin' Banjos," co-written in 1955 with bluegrass banjo player Don Reno was renamed "Deulin' Banjos" and featured in the film Deliverance without permission. Suing for rights infringement, he won the case. Additional songs by Smith were covered by such country artists as Johnny Cash and Randy Travis. Willie Nelson featured Smith's song "Red Headed Stranger" as the title track of one of his most successful albums.
Smith first surfaced in the mid-'40s as the leader of a Dixieland-influenced group the Crackerjacks and a gospel group, the Crossroads Quartet. He supplemented his income as a musician by hosting a show on 100,000-watt radio station, WBT. The owner of a recording studio in Charlotte, NC, Smith oversaw recordings by such artists as James Brown and Johnny Cash.
Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith died April 3, 2014 in Charlotte (North Carolina).

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BANJO RAG

GUITAR BOOGIE

MANDOLIN BOOGIE

TEEN-AGE REBEL (vocal : Carol HONEYCUTT)

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t., Singles & EP

04/1937 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-6913 (US) . Love Letters (DELMORE BROTHERS) / Girl I Love Don't Pay Me No Mind (Arthur SMITH)
1937 78 t. MONTGOMERY WARD M-7155 (US) . Love Letters (DELMORE BROTHERS) / There's More Pretty Girl Than One (Arthur SMITH)
1945 78 t. SUPERDISC ? (US) . Guitar Boogie / ?
1947 78 t. SUPERDISC ? (US) . Fingers On Five / ?
1948 78 t. CAPITOL 40068 (US) . Arthur SMITH with The DIXIE LINERS - Crazy Blues / Orange Blossom Special
1948 78 t. CAPITOL 40086 (US) . Sweet Thing / Yodeling Waltz
1948 78 t. MGM 10229 (US) . Banjo Boogie / Have A Little Fun
1948 78 t. MGM 10268 (US) . Roundup Polka / Cabanola Glide
1948 78 t. MGM 10280 (US) . Careless Hands / Lady Of Spain
10/1948 78 t. MGM 10293 (US) . Arthur SMITH & His CRACKER-JACKS - Guitar Boogie / Boomerang
1948 78 t. MGM 10294 (US) . 12th Street Rag / Once Upon A Time
1949 78 t. MGM 10333 (US) . Raindrops And Teardrops / Foolish Questions
1949 78 t. MGM 10441 (US) . Cracker Boogie / One Little Two Little Three Little Times
1949 78 t. MGM 10496 (US) . A Dime A Dozen / Someday
1949 78 t. MGM 10516 (US) . Don't Look For Trouble / Mountain Be Bop
10/1949 78 t. MGM 10551 (US) . Arthur (Guitar Boogie) SMITH & His CRACKER-JACKS - Be Bop Rag / I Never See Maggie Alone
1949 78 t. MGM 10577 (US) . Mule Train / Banjo Rag
1950 78 t. MGM 10608 (US) . Guitar And Piano Boogie / I'm Only Tellin' You
1950 78 t. MGM 10714 (US) . I.H. Boogie / I'm Afraid Of Women
1950 78 t. MGM 10791 (US) . Conversation With A Mule / Mandolin Boogie
1950 78 t. MGM 10807 (US) . Memphis Blues / Mop Rag Boogie
1950 78 t. MGM 10829 (US) . Banjo Buster / Mr. Stalin You're Eatin' Too High
1950 78 t. MGM 10847 (US) . Merry Christmas Everyone / Guitar Jingle Bells
01/1951 78 t. MGM 10881 (US) . Arthur SMITH & His CRACKERJACKS - Hot Rod Race / Rhumba Boogie
06/1951 SP MGM K10991 (US) . Arthur SMITH & His CRACKERJACKS - Who Shot Willie ? / Express Train Boogie
1951 78 t. MGM K-66 (US) . Fingers On Fire / ?
1951 78 t. CAPITOL 1426 (US) . Beautiful Brown Eyes /Train Whistle
1951 SP MGM K10914 (US) . Beautiful Brown Eyes (vocal) / Beautiful Brown Eyes (instrumental)
1951 SP MGM K10945 (US) . Chew Mountain Rag / Big Mountain Shuffle
1951 SP MGM K10991 (US) . Who Shot Willie / Express Train Boogie
1951 SP MGM K11040 (US) . Fence Jumper / Tears Don't Always Mean A Broken Heart
1951 SP MGM K11096 (US) . Listen To The Mockingbird / Blue Moon Haze
1952 SP MGM K11137 (US) . R.S.V.P. Uncle Sam / Shortnin' Bread
1952 SP MGM K11191 (US) . Just Lookin' / Fiddle Faddle
1952 SP MGM K11262 (US) . River Rag / Somebody Left Another Young-Un At Our House
1952 SP MGM K11317 (US) . Arthur SMITH & the CROSSROADS QUARTET - Somebody's Knocking / I Know There's A Crown For Me
1952 SP MGM K11324 (US) . Make Me Know It / "5'2" Eyes Of Blue
1952 SP MGM K11361 (US) . Five String Banjo Boogie / Guitar Jamboree
1952 SP MGM K11379 (US) . South / Lady Of Spain
1952 EP MGM X1009 (US) GUITAR JAMBOREE
1953 SP MGM K11413 (US) . Indian Boogie / Chicken Strut
1953 SP MGM K11433 (US) . In Memory Of Hank Williams / I'm Richer Than You
1953 SP MGM K11503 (US) . Because You Love Me / Rainbow Waltz
1953 SP MGM K11558 (US) . He Went That A Way / Three "D" Boogie
1953 SP MGM K11605 (US) . Oklahoma Polka / You're Off Limits
1953 EP MGM X1043 (US) FINGERS ON FIRE
1954 SP MGM K11657 (US) . The Honeymoon Is Over / Cotton Patch Rag
1954 SP MGM K11704 (US) . I Get So Lonely / Outboard
1954 SP MGM K11784 (US) . Red Headed Stranger / Sobbin' Women
1954 SP MGM K11817 (US) . Lonesome / Half-Moon
1954 SP MGM K11879 (US) . Hi Lo Boogie / Truck Stop Grill
1954 EP MGM X236 (US) FOOLISH QUESTIONS
1955 SP MGM K11945 (US) . You're Hooked / Midnight Rag
1955 SP MGM K12006 (US) . Arthur SMITH & Don RENO - Feudin' Banjos / Bye Bye Black Smoke Choo Choo
1955 SP MGM K12064 (US) . Arthur SMITH & his CRACKER-JACKS - Your Way / Yes Sir, That's My Baby
1955 SP MGM K12135 (US) . Number One Street (part 1) / Number One Street (part 2)
1956 SP MGM K12176 (US) . Nobody, Somebody, Nobody / All Night Blues
1956 SP MGM K12224 (US) . The Gal With The Yaller Shoes / Buzz Saw
1956 SP MGM K12330 (US) . More Foolish Questions / Blue Rock
1956 EP MGM X1191 (US) ARTHUR SMITH SPECIALS - VOLUME 1
1956 EP MGM X1192 (US) ARTHUR SMITH SPECIALS - VOLUME 2
1956 EP MGM X1193 (US) ARTHUR SMITH SPECIALS - VOLUME 3
1956 3 EP MGM X3301 (US) ARTHUR SMITH SPECIALS
1957 SP MGM K12436 (US) . Freeze It Boogie / I Thought It Couldn't Happen To Me
1957 SP MGM K12458 (US) . Stamps / Two Theme Calypso
09/1957 SP MGM K12544 (US) . Teen-Age Rebel (Arthur SMITH & His CRACKERJACKS, vocal by Carol HONEYCUTT) / Easy Rock (Arthur SMITH & His CRACKERJACKS)
1957 EP MGM X1461 (US) FINGERS ON FIRE - VOLUME 1
1957 EP MGM X1462 (US) FINGERS ON FIRE - VOLUME 2
1957 EP MGM X1463 (US) FINGERS ON FIRE - VOLUME 3
1957 EP MGM EPF 4 (F)
Guitar Boogie / Banjo Rag / Careless Hands / Cracker Boogie
02/1958 SP MGM K12618 (US) . Arthur SMITH & His CRACKERJACKS - Guitar Bustin' (instr.) / Rockin' The News
1958 EP MGM EPF 20 (US) Yes Sir, That's My Baby / Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue / Freeze It Boogie / Blue Rock
1958 EP MGM EPF 21 (F) Oklahoma Polka / Banjo Buster / Walking In Clover / Chicken Strut
1959 SP MGM K12791 (US) . Banjo Boogie / Hard Boiled Boogie
1959 SP MGM 61163 (F) Guitar Boogie / Banjo Rag
1961 EP MGM 80 (F) Hard Boiled Boogie / Easy Rock / Hi Lo Boogie / Rhumba Boogie
1961 SP MGM ? (F) Hard Boiled Boogie / Hi Lo Boogie
1962 SP STARDAY 576 (US) . Guitar Boogie Twist / Napoleon's Retreat
1962 SP STARDAY 590 (US) . Heartaches / Foolish Questions - Silly Answers
1962 SP STARDAY 615 (US) . Philadelphia Guitar / Hospitality Blues
1963 SP STARDAY 634 (US) . Master Of The Game / Travelin' Blues
1963 SP STARDAY 642 (US) . Tie My Hunting Dogs Down, Jed / Guitar Hop
1963 SP STARDAY 656 (US) . The Stuttering Song / Back To His Hole As He Went
1963 EP MGM 63605 (F) Guitar Boogie / Banjo Rag / Careless Hands / Cracker Boogie
1964 SP STARDAY 701 (US) . I Like Lasses / Flat Top Hari Kari
1965 SP DOT 16695 (US) . The Bill Malone Story / I Look Up
1966 SP DOT 16852 (US) . The Jet Set / New River Train
1967 SP STARDAY 824 (US) . British Backbeat / Lynn's Gone
1967 SP DOT 17013 (US) . Today / Whitepoint
1967 SP POLYDOR 2121 201 (F) Guitar Boogie / Banjo Rag
1969 SP STARDAY 861 (US) . What Is An American / Psychoanalysis
1969 SP STARDAY 868 (US) . Guitar Unlimited / Summer Theme
1973 SP MONUMENT 8572 (US) . Ringing Banjos / Battling Banjos Polka
1974 SP MONUMENT 8604 (US) . Guitar Boogie / Right On
1978 SP MONUMENT 45262 (US) . Foolish Questions / Georgia Camp

Albums

1951 LP 10" MGM E-533 (US) FINGERS ON FIRE
1954 LP 10" MGM E-236 (US) FOOLISH QUESTIONS
1956 LP 12" MGM E-3301 (US) SPECIALS - (Arthur SMITH & his CRACKER-JACKS)
1957 LP 12" MGM E-3525 (US) FINGERS ON FIRE
1961 LP 12" BLUESVILLE 1013 (F) MIDNIGHT SPECIAL (Arthur SMITH & King CURTIS)
1962 LP 12" STARDAY SLP-173 (US) MR. GUITAR - (Arthur "Guitar Boogie" SMITH & his CRACKERJACKERS) -  Guitar Boogie / Blue Boogie / South / Pickin' The Blues / The Double Eagle / Fingers On Fire / Heartaches / Little Widow / Rubber Doll Rag / Napoleon's Retreat / Pickin' & Playin' (Ragged But Right) / Crackerjack
1962 LP 12" STARDAY SLP-186 (US) ARTHUR SMITH AND THE CROSSROADS QUARTET -  4th Man / Description Of Jesus / What A Friend We Have In Jesus / I Feel Mighty Close To Heaven On My Knees / I Can't Explain / Acres Of Diamonds / Old Rugged Cross / Wake Up Lazarus / Echoes From The Garden / Grave Couldn't Hold Him / I Love To Sing The Songs About Jesus / In The Garden
1962 LP 12" ABC-PARAMOUNT ABC 441 (mono) / ABCS 441 (stereo) (US) ARTHUR "GUITAR BOOGIE" SMITH & VOICES - Boogie / I Love You So Much / Golden River / Sioux City Sue / Darling Meet Me Somewhere / Little Baby / In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town / Dream / My Blue Heaven / Tumblin' Tumbleweeds / Stompin' At The Savoy / My Happiness
1963 LP 12" STARDAY SLP-216 (US) ARTHUR SMITH GOES TO TOWN - (Arthur "Guitar Boogie" SMITH) - Stumbling / River Rag / Does Your Heart Beat For Me / Tiger Rag / Philadelphia Guitar / The Man With The Mandolin / Run Around / Guitar Hop / Sweet Georgia Brown / Caroline / Tico Tico / Boogie Battle / Cubanola Glide / Going Home
1963 LP 12" STARDAY SLP-241 (US) ARTHUR SMITH IN PERSON - Walk Right In / Fiery Guitar / If I Had A Hammer / Comedy / Uncle Noah's Ark / Comedy / If You Don't Believe Me / Dixie / Brown Mountain Light / Me & My Big Loud Mouth / 4th Man / Ballad Of Jed Clampett / Walk Me To The Door / Little Liza Jane
1963 LP 12" STARDAY SLP-243 (US) BLUE GUITAR - Basin St. Blues / Blues For Caroline / Troubled Mind Blues / Birth Of The Blues / Blues In The Night / Blues On Guitar / Travelin' Blues / Memphis Blues / St. Louis Blues / Deep Sea Blues / Blue Blue Blues / Limehouse Blues
1964 LP 12" STARDAY SLP-266 (US) DOWN HOME - Down Home / Tie My Hunting Dog / Stuttering Song / What Is An American Anyway? / Foolish Questions / Master Of The Game / Life Gets Tee-Jus / I Like Lasses / Conversation With A Mule / Hospitality Blues / Back To His Hole / My Get Up & Go / Pass The Biscuits
1964 LP 12" DOT DLP-3600 (mono) / DLP-25600 (stereo) (US) THE ORIGINAL GUITAR BOOGIE - Guitare Boogie / Panhandle Rag / Wildwood Flower / Three Way Boogie / I Surrender Dear / Silver Bells / First Star / Mona Lisa / Gettin' Ready / Guitar Polka / I'm Confessin' / The Third Man Theme
1964 LP 12" HAMILTON HLP-134 (mono) / HLP-12134 (stereo) (US) THE ARTHUR SMITH SHOW - WOLVERTON MOUNTAIN AND OTHER MOUNTAIN SONGS - Wolverton Mountain / The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine / When It's Lamp Lightin' Time In The Valley / Sierra Sue / Call Of The Canyon / The White Cliffs Of Dover / She'll Be Comin' Round The Mountain / On Top Of Old Smokey / Mountain Blue / Good Old Mountain Dew / North Carolina Hills / Cumberland Gap
1964 LP 12" FOLKWAYS 2379 (US) OLD TIMERS OF THE GRAND OL' OPRY
1964 LP 12" DOT DLP-3600 (US) ORIGINAL GUITAR BOOGIE
1965 LP 12" DOT DLP-3636 (mono) / DLP-25636 (stereo) (US) GREAT COUNTRY AND WESTERN HITS - King Of The Road / I've Got A Tiger By the Tail / Send Me The Pillow / What's He Doing / Race Is On / This Is It / My Old Faded Rose  /I'll Keep Holding On / I Washed My Hands / You Don't Hear / I've Got $5.00 / Engine, Engine No. 9
1965 LP 12" DOT DLP-3642 (mono) / DLP-25642 (stereo) (US) SINGING ON THE MOUNTAIN - (Arthur SMITH & The CROSSROADS QUARTET)
1966 LP 12" DOT DLP-3697 (mono) / DLP-25697 (stereo) (US) SOMETHING OLD / SOMETHING NEW
1966 LP 12" DOT DLP-3769 (mono) / DLP-25769 (stereo) (US) THE ARTHUR SMITH SHOW PRESENTS A TRIBUTE TO JIM REEVES - Welcome To My World / 4 Walls / Snow Flake / Is It Really Over / He'll Have To Go / Mexican Joe / Precher & The Bear / Sun Dance / Honeysuckle Rose / Guitar Bounce / Robin Red-Breast Legend / If God Isn't Real
1968 LP 12" NASHVILLE 2060 (US) THE GOLDEN AGE OF ARTHUR "GUITAR BOOGIE" SMITH
1968 LP 12" STARDAY SLP-415 (US) THE GUITAR OF ARTHUR SMITH
196? LP 12" MGM 103 (F) FINGERS ON FIRE - Guitar Boogie / Boomerang / Banjo Boogie / Mountain Be Bop / Mandolin Boogie / 12th Street Rag / I'm Boogie / Banjo Rag
1970 LP 12" MONUMENT SLP-18140 (US) BACH, BACHARACH, BLUEGRASS AND BOOGIE
1972 ? LP 12" EMIDISC C048 50752 (F) GUITAR BOOGIE - Guitar Boogie / First Star / Panhandle Rag / Three-Way Boogie / Gettin' Ready / Guitar Polka / Wildwood Flower / Silver Bells / The Third Man Theme / Mona Lisa / I Surender, Dear / I'm Confessin'
1973 LP 12" MONUMENT KZ-32259 (US) BATTLING BANJOES - Chicken Strut / Just Joshin' / Banjo Buster / Ringing Banjos / Feudin' Banjos / Foggy Mountain Breakdown / others
1973 LP 12" RCA CAMDEN ACLI 0242 (US) SINGING ON THE MOUNTAIN - (George HAMILTON IV & Arthur SMITH) - Singin' On The Mountain / Old Camp Meeting Days / The Old Country Church / Family Bible / Amazing Grace / Acres Of Diamonds / He's Everywhere / Life's Railway To Heaven / Wings Of A Dove / I'll Fly Away
1975 LP 12" MONUMENT KZ-33429 (US) GUITAR GALORE - SMITH & SON - (Arthur et Clay SMITH) - Guitar Bounce / Have A Good Day / Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes / Will The Circle Be Unbroken / I Love You So Much It Hurts Me / Five Theme Thing / There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight / Clay's Song / Lovesick Blues / Crazy
1975 2 LP 12" MONUMENT BZ-33861 (US) BATTLING BANJOES / GUITAR GALORE
1976 LP 12" GUSTO ST 173 (US) MISTER GUITAR - Guitar Boogie / Blue Boogie / South / Pickin' The Blues / The Double Eagle / Fingers On Fire / Heartaches / Little Widow / Napoleon's Retreat / Rubber Doll Rag / Pickin' And Playin' / Cracker Jack
1979 LP 12" CMH 6234 (US) FEUDIN' AGAIN - (Don RENO & Arthur SMITH) - Sheik Of Araby / Over The Rainbow / After You've Gone / Follow Me Boogie / Hello Dolly / Pennsylvania Polka / Five Foot Two Eyes Of Blue / Yellow Bird / Chicken / Cabaret / Bye Bye Blues / 12th Street Rag
1983 LP 12" CMH 6400 (US) THE ORIGINAL DUELING BANJOS - (Don RENO & Arthur SMITH) - Feuding Banjos / Redeliverance / Pennsylvania Polka / Down That Last Lonesome Highway / Twelve String Rag / Underthe Silvery Moon / Chicken / 12th Street Rag / Down In Dixie / Memphis Five String / Nova Scotia Sleigh Ride / Mountaineers Farewell / Wildflower Guitar / Little Footprints In The Snow / Dueling Banjos
1985 LP 12" RELAXED RABBIT RR-425 (US) JUMPIN' GUITAR - After You've Gone / Stompin' At The Savoy / The Sheik Of Araby / Drifting And Dreaming / Shortnin' Bread / Guitar Jump / Medley: Rainbow - Silver Bells / Darktown Strutters' Ball / Guitar Boogie / Twelfth Street Rag / Medley: Heartache - Managua, Nicaragua / Blue Boogie / Stuff And Such / South / No O'Clock Boogie
04/2000 CD JASMINE 3502 (UK) HERE COMES THE BOOGIE MAN : THE ORIGINAL RECORDINGS - The Darktown Strutters' Ball / Stompin' At The Savoy / Stuff And Such / Guitar Jump / Silver Bells / Drifting And Dreaming / Seventh Street Boogie / After You've Gone / Shortnin' Bread / The Sheik Of Araby / Rock And Rye Polka / Blue Boogie / Rainbow / Riffin' / South, String Menagerie / Boomerang / Guitar Artistry / Guitar Boogie / More Guitar Boogie / Fingers On Fire / No O'Clock Jump
10/2000 CD JASMINE 3521 (UK) ONE GOOD BOOGIE DESERVES ANOTHER - Guitar Boogie / Guitar And Piano Boogie / Boomerang / Banjo Boogie / Who Shot Willie? / Mountain Be Bop / Mandolin Boogie / Be Bop Rag / Don't Look for Trouble / Banjo Rag / Twelfth Street Rag / Cubanola Glide / Just Lookin' / I.H. Boogie / River Rag / Five String Banjo Boogie / I'm Only Telling You (What They Told Me) / South / Guitar Jamboree / Cracker Boogie / I'm Afraid of Wimmin' / Express Train Boogie
07/2002 CD JASMINE 3530 (UK) HAVE A LITTLE FUN - Chew Tobacco Rag / Big Mountain Shuffle / Have A Little Fun / Indian Boogie / Blue Boogie / Mr. Stalin, You're Eating Too High On The Hog / Chicken Strut / He Went That-A-Way / Lady Of Spain / Somebody Left Another Young 'Un At Our House / Dime A Dozen / Midnight Rag / 'Lasses / Conversation With A Mule / Mule Train / Fiddle Faddle / The Corset Song / You're Hooked / Oklahoma Polka / Foolish Questions / Memphis Blues / Careless Hands
2004 CD CIRCLE 908 (US) JUMPIN' GUITAR - After You've Gone / Stompin' At The Savoy / The Sheik Of Araby / Drifting And Dreaming / Shortnin' Bread / Guitar Jump / Medley: Rainbow - Silver Bells / Darktown Strutters' Ball / Guitar Boogie / Twelfth Street Rag / Medley: Heartache - Managua, Nicaragua / Blue Boogie / Stuff And Such / South / No O'Clock Boogie
2007 CD MAGIC 306260 (F) GUITAR BOOGIE - (Arthur SMITH & his CRACKER-JACKS) - Guitar Boogie / Boomerang / Mandolin Boogie / 12th Street Rag / Hard Boiled Boogie / Banjo Boogie / I.H. Boogie / Mountain Be Bop / Banjo Rag / Hi Lo Boogie / Cracker Boogie / Glow Worm / I I String Strust / Travelin' Blues / flat Top Hari Kari / Guitar Hop / Maggie Blues On Guitar / In The Good Old Summertime / Troubled Mind Blues / Philadelphia Guitar / Guitar Boogie (version 2) / Guitar Boogie (45 t. EP version)

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