Arthur Smith (2)

Also known as A. Smith, A. Q. Smith, A. Smith, A.Smith, Arhtur "Guitar Boogie" Smith, Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith, Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith's Hot Quintet, Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith's Sensational Trio, Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smth's Sensational Trio, Arthur 'Guitar Boogie' Smith, Arthur (Guitar Boogie) Smith, Arthur (Guitar) Smith, Arthur Guitar Boogie Smith, Arthur Smith's Kracker Jacks, Artur Smith, Smith, Smth
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Discography of Arthur Smith (2):

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Guitar Boogie 10 Audio 1970 Karussell
2 Guitar Boogie 4 Audio MGM Records
3 Guitar Boogie 2 Audio 1967 MGM Records
4 Original Guitar Boogie 12 Audio 1964 Dot Records
5 Guitar Boogie 2 Audio Polydor
6 Jumpin' Guitar 15 Audio 1985 Relaxed Rabbit Records
7 Feudin' Again 12 Audio 1979 CMH Records
8 Battling Banjos 12 Audio 1973 Monument
9 Guitars Galore 10 Audio 1975 Monument
10 Arthur (Guitar) Smith And Voices 12 Audio 1963 ABC-Paramount
11 Fingers On Fire 8 Audio MGM Records
12 Guitar Boogie 3 Audio 1971 Dot Records
13 Everlasting Love / Guitar Boogie 2 Audio 1982 Collectables
14 Great Country & Western Hits 6 Audio Dot Records
15 Guitars Galore 10 Audio 1975 Monument
16 Foolish Questions - Silly Answers 2 Audio Starday Records
17 Hospitality Blues 2 Audio Starday Records
18 Tie My Hunting Dog Down, Jed / Guitar Hop 2 Audio 1963 Starday Records
19 Tears Don't Always Mean A Broken Heart 2 Audio 1951 MGM Records
20 Down Home With Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith 12 Audio 1964 Starday Records
21 I Like 'Lasses 2 Audio Starday Records
22 Guitar Boogie 10 Audio 1970 Polydor Special
23 Guitar Boogie 12 Audio 1973-10-00
24 Fingers On Fire 8 Audio 1955 MGM Records
25 Master Of The Game (Duffer's Dream) / Travelin' Blues 2 Audio 1964 Starday Records
26 Arthur (Guitar) Smith And Voices 12 Audio 1963 ABC-Paramount
27 The Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith Blues On Guitar Album 12 Audio 1963 Starday Records
28 Guitar Boogie 10 Audio 1973 Metro Records
29 Plays Bach Bacharach Bluegrass & Boogie 12 Audio 1970 Monument
30 I'm Wise To You / Has Anybody Seen Kilroy Here 4 Audio Super Disc
31 Fingers On Fire / Blue Boogie 4 Audio Super Disc
32 Original Guitar Boogie And 11 Other Greats 12 Audio 1974 Rediffusion
33 Guitar Boogie 44 Audio 2000 Cattle Records
34 Fingers On Fire / Blue Boogie 4 Audio 1947 Super Disc
35 Original Guitar Boogie 20 Audio 1997-10-00 Bronco Buster

Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith ([b]not to be confused with [a=Arthur Smith (6)] "Fiddlin' Arthur Smith"[/b]) is a country musician and multi-instrumentalist (fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar, bass and trumpet) who was born April 1, 1921 in Clinton, South Carolina and died April 3, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

His first group was the Carolina Crackerjacks (later called [a=Arthur Smith And His Cracker-Jacks]) a Dixieland combo which he formed with his brothers Sonny and Ralph. Arthur then moved to Charlotte, North Carolina and joined the WBT [i]Carolina Barndance[/i] live radio show and became an occasional member of the WBT Briarhoppers band. After WWII and leaving the Navy Arthur returned to WBT and got his own show called [i]Carolina Calling[/i], and in 1951 he got his own TV show on WBTV called [i]The Arthur Smith Show[/i], the first national country music show; it ran for 32 years in 90 markets nationwide.

Smith opened and ran the first recording studio in Charlotte where he produced radio shows for [a=Johnny Cash], [a=Chet Atkins], Richard Petty, [a=James Brown], [a=George Beverly Shea] and evangelist Billy Graham as well as his own show [i]Top of the Morning[/i] when ran for 29 years. He later produced television shows for Graham and Cash too.

Smith is currently retired.

Arthur Smith has won the following awards.

BMI Song of the Year Award 1973 for Dueling Banjos

Grammy (Original Writter) - Dueling Banjos (1973)

Council on International Nontheatrical Events - Golden Eagle Award (1980)

The Gold Squirrel Award (Grand Prize – First Prize) Festival International Film & Adventura, Cortina D’Ampezzo, Italy (1981)

International Real Life Adventure Film Festival, 1st Place Award (1981)

State of North Carolina Order of The Long Leaf Pine (1984)

Southeast Tourism Society Award (1985)

American Advertising Federation Silver Medal Award (1986)

Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) Special Citation of Achievement (over 1 million broadcast performances of original compositions)

The Broadcasters Hall of Fame – North Carolina Association of Broadcasters (1990)

South Carolina Broadcasters Association (2006)

South Carolina Hall of Fame (1998)

North Carolina Folk Heritage Award (1998)

North Carolina Award (2001)

Legends Award – Western Film Festival 2003

Lifetime Achievement Award - South Carolina Broadcasters Association (2006)

BMI Legendary Songwriter Award (2006).

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