Tab Smith


Talmadge "Tab" Smith (January 11, 1909 - August 17, 1971) was a swing and rhythm and blues alto saxophonist who became famous during the 1950s. He topped the R&B charts in 1951 with "Because Of You," which also became a Top 20 hit on the Pop/Rock charts.

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Because Of You (1951)
  • Pretend (1957)

Pop charts debut year: 1951

Years active: 1929 - ca. early 1960s

Genres: Swing, rhythm and blues

Labels: United


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