Chris Smith  (1879-1949)
Last updated: 07.08.18
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
By Chris Smith, Co-Author: Elmer Bowman .
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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Ragtime Music CDs:
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This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 64 works by Chris Smith (1879-1949). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Key: Items on hold

Coon's Day in May (1898) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: Theo. Bowman
My Little Loving Aero Man (1912) wvicon.gif
Words by: Chas. R. McCarron, Ferd E. Mierisch
Good Morning Carrie! (1901) wvicon.gif
Co-Author: E. Bowman Words by: R.C. McPherson
That Precious Little Thing Called Love (1912) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Smith Co-Author: Cecil Mack
I've Got De Blues (1901) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Smith Co-Author: E. Bowman
That Puzzlin' Rag (1912) wvicon.gif
Co-Author: E. Bowman
Arr. Eugene Platzmann
The Humming Coon (1902) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Smith Co-Author: E. Bowman
When Mother Plays a Rag Upon the Sewing Machine (1912) wvicon.gif
Words by: J. McCarthy, Joe Goodwin
Your Face Looks Familiar to Me (1902) wvicon.gif
Co-Author: E. Bowman
Fifteen Cents (1913) wvicon.gif
Mister Moon (1903) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Smith Co-Author: E. Bowman
In a Year From Now (1913) wvicon.gif
Words by: Ferd. E. Mierisch
Dinner Bells (1904) wvicon.gif
Co-Author: Harry Leslie Brown
Jungle Jamboree Rag (1913) wvicon.gif
Medley From Shame on You (1905) wvicon.gif
Please Don't Love Anybody Else But Me (1913) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Smith
Sweetie Don't (1905) wvicon.gif
Words by: Elmer Bowman
When Everything Seems to Go Wrong (1913) wvicon.gif
Words by: Ferd E Mierisch
All in Down and Out (1906) wvicon.gif
Words by: E. Bowman, R.C. McPherson, Johnson
Ballin' the Jack (1914) wvicon.gif
Co-Author: J.R. Europe
He's a Cousin of Mine (1906) wvicon.gif
Co-Author: S. Hein Words by: C. Mack
Fifty - Fifty (1914) wvicon.gif
Words by: Jim Burris
In the Shadows of the Silv'ry Moon (1906) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Smith Co-Author: B. Johnson
Keep It Up (1914)
Business Is Business With Me (1907) wvicon.gif
Words by: Billy B. Johnson
Piping Rock (1914) wvicon.gif
Dat's Music to Me/ Sound of a Chicken Frying in a Pan (1907) wvicon.gif
Shame on You (1914) wvicon.gif
Co-Author: John Larkins
Hot Corn (1908) wvicon.gif
Scaddle-De-Mooch (1915) wvicon.gif
You're in the Right Church But the Wrong Pew (1908) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: Cecil Mack
Scaddle-De-Mooch - Song (1915) wvicon.gif
Is Julia Home? (1909) wvicon.gif
It's a Pretty Thing (1916) wvicon.gif
Words by: Jim Burris
There's a Big Cry-Baby in the Moon (1909) wvicon.gif
Words by: James Burris
San Francisco Blues (1916)
Trans-Mag-Ni-Fi-Can-Bam-Dam-U-Ality (1909) wvicon.gif
Shoot the Rabbit (1916)
Words by: Jim Burris
If He Comes In, I'm Going Out (1910) wvicon.gif
Words by: Cecil Mack
The Farm Yard Blues (1917)
Co-Author: Henry Troy
Rubber-Necking Moon (1910) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Smith
The Sons of Uncle Sam Have Always Brought the Bacon Home (1917) wvicon.gif
Words by: Henry Troy
She's a Patient of Mine (1910) wvicon.gif
I Want to Know Where Tosti Went/ When He Said "good-Bye" (1920) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Smith
The Barn-Yard Rag (1911) wvicon.gif
Words by: B. Johnson
Irish Were Egyptians Long Ago (1920) wvicon.gif
Words by: Alfred Bryan
Honky Tonky Monkey Rag (1911) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Smith
Fandango (1921) wvicon.gif
Monkey Rag (1911)
You'll Never Need a Doctor No More (1921) wvicon.gif
Words by: Chris smith
The Undertaker Man (1911) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Smith
The Missing Link (1922) wvicon.gif
Beans! Beans! Beans! (1912) wvicon.gif
Words by: E. Bowman
Camel Walk (1925) wvicon.gif
Co-Author: brymn, Words by: Cecil Mack, Bob Schafer
Beans! Beans!! Beans!!! (1912) wvicon.gif
After All That I've Been to You (1929) wvicon.gif
Words by: Jack Drislane
Honey Rose (1912) wvicon.gif
Words by: Joe McCarthy, Joe Goodwin
Ballin' the Jack - Song (1940) wvicon.gif
Co-Author: J.R. Europe Words by: Jim Burris
I Want a Little Lovin', Sometimes (1912) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Smith
Cake Walkin' Babies From Home (?)
Words by: Henry Troy, C. Williams
If We Were Alone (1912) wvicon.gif
Ellen, I Am Serenading You (?)
Words & Music: Smith Co-Author: E. Bowman
Love, Honor and Obey (1912) wvicon.gif
Words by: Joseph McCarthy, Joe Goodwin
You'll Long For Me (?)
Words by: C. Williams
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youtube15.jpg Ballin' the Jack (1:47) Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg The Farm Yard Blues (1:17) Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Jungle Jamboree Rag (3:37) Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Keep It Up (1:21) Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg The Missing Link (2:04) Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Piping Rock (2:26) Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg San Francisco Blues (1:158) Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Shoot the Rabbit (2:22) Ragtime Dorian Henry