Chris Smith  (1879-1949)
Last updated: 18.11.18
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
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Printed: 1908. Sheet Music.
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This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 66 works by Chris Smith (1879-1949). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Key: Electronic Resource Items
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
Coon's Day in May 1898 Theo. Bowman  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Good Morning Carrie! 1901 E. Bowman R.C. McPherson  wvicon.gif
I've Got De Blues 1901 E. Bowman  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
The Humming Coon 1902 E. Bowman  wvicon.gif
Your Face Looks Familiar to Me 1902 E. Bowman  wvicon.gif
Mister Moon 1903 E. Bowman  wvicon.gif
Dinner Bells 1904 Harry Leslie Brown  wvicon.gif
Does You Love Me As Tou Used To, Miss Jane? 1904 Avery and Hart  wvicon.gif
Medley From Shame on You 1905  wvicon.gif
Sweetie Don't 1905 Elmer Bowman  wvicon.gif
All in Down and Out 1906 E. Bowman , R.C. McPherson, Johnson  wvicon.gif
He's a Cousin of Mine 1906 S. Hein C. Mack  wvicon.gif
In the Shadows of the Silv'ry Moon 1906 B. Johnson  wvicon.gif
Business Is Business With Me 1907 Billy B. Johnson  wvicon.gif
Dat's Music to Me/ Sound of a Chicken Frying in a Pan 1907  wvicon.gif
Hot Corn 1908  wvicon.gif
You're in the Right Church But the Wrong Pew 1908 Cecil Mack  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Is Julia Home? 1909  wvicon.gif
There's a Big Cry-Baby in the Moon 1909 James Burris  wvicon.gif
Trans-Mag-Ni-Fi-Can-Bam-Dam-U-Ality 1909  wvicon.gif
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
If He Comes In, I'm Going Out 1910 Cecil Mack  wvicon.gif
Rubber-Necking Moon 1910 Words & Music by Smith  wvicon.gif
She's a Patient of Mine 1910  wvicon.gif
The Barn-Yard Rag 1911 B. Johnson  wvicon.gif
Honky Tonky Monkey Rag 1911 Words & Music by Smith  wvicon.gif
Monkey Rag 1911
The Undertaker Man 1911 Words & Music by Smith  wvicon.gif
Beans! Beans! Beans! 1912 E. Bowman  wvicon.gif
Beans! Beans!! Beans!!! 1912  wvicon.gif
Honey Rose 1912 Joe McCarthy, Joe Goodwin  wvicon.gif
I Want a Little Lovin', Sometimes 1912 Words & Music by Smith  wvicon.gif
If We Were Alone 1912  wvicon.gif
Love, Honor and Obey 1912 Joseph McCarthy, Joe Goodwin  wvicon.gif
My Little Loving Aero Man 1912 Chas. R. McCarron, Ferd E. Mierisch  wvicon.gif
That Precious Little Thing Called Love 1912 Cecil Mack  wvicon.gif
That Puzzlin' Rag 1912 E. Bowman Arr. Eugene Platzmann  wvicon.gif
When Mother Plays a Rag Upon the Sewing Machine 1912 J. McCarthy , Joe Goodwin  wvicon.gif
Fifteen Cents 1913  wvicon.gif
In a Year From Now 1913 Ferd. E. Mierisch  wvicon.gif
Jungle Jamboree Rag 1913  wvicon.gif
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
Please Don't Love Anybody Else But Me 1913 Words & Music by Smith  wvicon.gif
When Everything Seems to Go Wrong 1913 Ferd E Mierisch  wvicon.gif
Ballin' the Jack 1914 J.R. Europe  wvicon.gif
Fifty - Fifty 1914 Jim Burris  wvicon.gif
Keep It Up 1914
Piping Rock 1914  wvicon.gif
Shame on You 1914 John Larkins  wvicon.gif
Scaddle-De-Mooch 1915  wvicon.gif
Scaddle-De-Mooch - Song 1915  wvicon.gif
Down in Honky Tonk Town 1916 Charles McCarron  wvicon.gif
It's a Pretty Thing 1916 Jim Burris  wvicon.gif
San Francisco Blues 1916
Shoot the Rabbit 1916 Jim Burris
The Farm Yard Blues 1917 Henry Troy
The Sons of Uncle Sam Have Always Brought the Bacon Home 1917 Henry Troy  wvicon.gif
I Want to Know Where Tosti Went/ When He Said "good-Bye" 1920 Words & Music by Smith  wvicon.gif
Irish Were Egyptians Long Ago 1920 Alfred Bryan  wvicon.gif
Fandango 1921  wvicon.gif
You'll Never Need a Doctor No More 1921 Chris smith  wvicon.gif
The Missing Link 1922  wvicon.gif
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
Camel Walk 1925 brymn, Cecil Mack, Bob Schafer  wvicon.gif
After All That I've Been to You 1929 Jack Drislane  wvicon.gif
Ballin' the Jack - Song 1940 J.R. Europe Jim Burris  wvicon.gif
Cake Walkin' Babies From Home ? Henry Troy, C. Williams
Ellen, I Am Serenading You ? E. Bowman
You'll Long For Me ? C. Williams
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youtube15.jpg Ballin' the Jack 1:47 C. Smith  Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg The Farm Yard Blues 1:17 C. Smith  Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Jungle Jamboree Rag 3:37 C. Smith  Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Keep It Up 1:21 C. Smith  Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg The Missing Link 2:04 C. Smith  Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Piping Rock 2:26 C. Smith  Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg San Francisco Blues 1:158 C. Smith  Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Shoot the Rabbit 2:22 C. Smith  Ragtime Dorian Henry