Smith Ballew

Smith Ballew

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Ooh! That Kiss



One of the best as well as one of the only real "cowboy jazz" singers, Smith Ballew is sometimes said to be the fellow who started the Glenn Miller band, only to have it hijacked away from him. The native Texan was much more interested in art than music all the way until his university days. Hanging out in the evenings at the University of Texas, he and his brother Charles Robert Ballew became part of the cultish society known as jazz fans. Smith Ballew decided to learn guitar a... Read more

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