Smokin' and smoky jazz, R&B and blues! In the '50s Tab Smith shared the alto sax spotlight with Earl Bostic and Johnny Hodges. He had a rich sound developed from two decades with jazz greats Count Basie, Teddy Wilson, Billie Holiday, the blues-packed Lucky Millinder band and others. Tab went out on his own in '43 recording steadily for various lables with a remarkably stable personnel including Fletcher Henderson's famous drummer, Walter Johnson. As leader of the virtual house band at Harlem's Savoy Ballroom, Smith's reputation grew greatly. He had a huge hit for United with "Because of You," the biggest hit the label ever had selling ove 250,000 copies. This third album of Smith's complete United recordings features mostly previously unissued material from late '53 and '54.

Part of our United Series.

Song List:
1. Top 'N' Bottom
2. My Ideal
3. Mr. Gee
4. Don't Get Around Much Anymore
5. Prisoner Of Love
6. Rock City
7. In A Little Spanish Town
8. For Only You (Instrumental)
9. Tabolino
10. Imagination
11. The Moon Is Blue
12. Lady Of Love
13. I'm A Bouncin' Mama
14. For Only You (Vocal)
15. How Long Has It Been
16. If You Believe In Me
17. Crying My Blues Away
18. Baby Please Don't Go
19. Don't Take Your Love From Me
20. They Call Me A Fool
21. Zig Zag

Albums featuring Tab Smith...


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