Jack Smith


Jack Ward Smith (November 16, 1913 - July 3, 2006), a.k.a. Smilin' Jack Smith, was a crooner, radio host, and actor. Many of his hits were performed with the Clark Sisters and Frank DeVol's Orchestra.

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Civilization (Bongo, Bongo, Bongo) (1947)
  • Cu-Tu-Gu-Ru (Jack, Jack, Jack) (1947)
  • Baby Face (1948)
  • Cuanto Le Gusta (La Parranda) (1948)
  • Tea Leaves (1948)
  • You Call Everybody Darling (1948)
  • Cruising Down The River (1949)
  • Lavender Blue (Dilly Dilly) (1949)
  • Sunflower (1949)

Pop charts debut year: 1947

Years active: 1933-1984

Genres: Traditional pop

Labels: Capitol


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