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Smith Ballew

(January 21st 1902 - May 2nd 1984)

Born Sykes Ballew in Palestine, Texas the singing star began his professional career on the radio during his college days at the University of Texas. Billed as Smith Ballew he recorded extensively as a popular crooner throughout the 1920s accompanied by prominent jazz and dance orchestras. In the 1930s Smith would become one of the earliest singing cowboys to appear on the silver screen.

Videos:

'Leven-Thirty Saturday Night (3:13)

Campus Capers (2:46)

Chant of the Jungle (3:35)

How Am I To Know? (3:17)

I Used to Love Her in the Moonlight (3:24)

Love Ain't Nothin' But The Blues (3:26)

Miss You (2:51)

No One Can Take Your Place (3:18)

Out Where The Blues Begin (3:27)

Rhythms (7:38)

That's Living (5:29)

There's Too Many Eyes (2:42)

Wait 'Till You See "Ma Cherie" (3:03)

Washin' The Blues From My Soul (3:18)

You Were Only Passing Time With Me (3:09)

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