Kate Smith


Kate Smith (May 1, 1907 - June 17, 1986) was a powerful contralto famous for her stirring rendition of Irving Berlin's "God Bless America." Also known as the First Lady of Radio, Smith had a career spanning some five decades, peaking in popularity during the 1940s.

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • God Bless America (1940)
  • I'm Stepping Out With A Memory To-Night (1940)
  • (There'll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs Of Dover (1942)
  • Rose O'Day (The Filla-Ga-Dusha Song) (1942)
  • Don't Fence Me In (1945)
  • There Goes That Song Again (1945)
  • Seems Like Old Times (1946)
  • Sioux City Sue (1946)
  • Now Is The Hour (1948)

Pop charts debut year: 1927

Years active: 1926-1976

Genres: Traditional pop, patriotic

Labels: Columbia, MGM, RCA Victor, Savoy Records


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