boogie woogie, blues, soul-jazz, rock'n'roll
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Daniel appeared on Sonny Black's 'Free Spirit' album in 1994, which also featured Paul Lamb and Johnny Whitehill. He recorded his first solo album ('Preservation Hall') that year, before launching his solo career with 'Southside Boogie' and forming the Daniel Smith Blues Band in 1999. This directly led to BBC Radio 2 appearances, establishing his name.... and the rest is history.
For full details of all of Daniel's 14 albums released 1995-2019, see below.
CHRONOLOGICAL RELEASE LIST...
> 'Preservation Hall' 1994 PRDS11
> 'Southside Boogie' 1999 PRDS22
> 'Dreamtime' 2002 PRDS33
> 'Chicken & Egg' 2004 PRDS44
> 'Sitting on Top Of The World' 2004 PRDS55
> 'Southside Boogie2' 2006 PRDS66
> 'So Low Boogie' 2006 PRDS77
> 'Once In A Blue Moon' 2010 PRDS88
> 'Highwire' 2013 PRDS99
> 'Keys To The Highway' 2015 PRDS100
> "Whole Lotta Boogie Woogie Goin' On" 2019 PRDS111
> "Whole Lotta Soul-Jazz Goin' On" 2019 PRDS122
>"Whole Lotta Blues Goin' On" 2019 PRDS133
> "Whole Lotta Christmas Goin' On" 2019 PRDS144
> "The Alan Barnes Sessions" 2020 PRDS155
> "The Alan Glen Sessions" 2020 PRDS166
> "Keep Cool" 2019 PRDS177
> "Covering The Bases" 2021 PRDS188
TOP NAMES RECORDED WITH... [their associations in brackets. Pictured clockwise.]
> Alan Barnes (multiple BBC TV Jazz Instrumentalist/the Year winner)
> Dave Briggs (Scotty Moore)
> Roger Cotton (Peter Green)
> Alan Glen (Dr Feelgood, Nine Below Zero The Yardbirds)
> Earl Green (multiple Best British Vocalist of The Year winner)
> Paul Lamb (British Blues Awards Hall Of Fame) [not pictured]
> Peter Miles (Eric Clapton, BB King)
> T-Bone Taylor (Bop Brothers)
Click on the sample at the top of each page to listen to examples.
His favourite album cover is 'Chicken & Egg'. Have a listen (top of the page)...
> PERFORMANCE VIDEO CLIPS
Here are 9 selected clips from the many available... showing the diversity of Daniel's talents.
Don't forget there are many more on his YOUTUBE CHANNEL'DANIEL SMITH ANDABLUESíA' (see also below).
1) 'BOOGIE WOOGIE ON ST LOUIS BLUES'
London International Festival of Boogie Woogie 2019 - Daniel gets a great reception from the Cadogan Hall crowd at this prestigious festival, which featured international stars such as Ben Waters, Axel Zwingemberger, Luis Coloma and Michael Kaeshammer.
2) 'RAMBLIN' ON MY MIND'
Robert Johnson's classic gets some heavy-duty really-the-blues piano Otis Spann-style here... plus Daniel on vox. Great blues guitar from Scott Hannah.
3) 'CHESS RECORDS BOOGIE'
In London, special-guesting at The Eelpie Club's special Chess Trbibute with an array of London's finest, Daniel takes no prisoners as he thunders out an Albert Ammons-style boogie cue-ing the solos.
4) 'CHICKEN & EGG'
The DS Blues Band (Scotland) perform the above title track live at Edinburgh International Fringe Festival, with the sensational John Burgess on sax.
5) 'BARRIO BOOGIE'
The world's first boogie woogie flamenco fusion composition - featuring Isabel María Pérez Puig on castanets! The exquisite backdrop of St Mary's Cathedral Edinburgh is the scene for this unique and fascinating debut of cultural piano fusion. Check in at 2mins.
6) 'STRAY CAT STRUT' & 'WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN''
Here're some highlights of Daniel's guest performance at the Gran Teatro Huelva (Spain)... 'ANDALUSIA CANTA' CONCERT with the Orfeón Choir –Daniel Smith and Concepción Arrayá. “Stray Cat Strut” (Brian Seltzer [Stray Cats]) &“Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On!” (Dave Williams [Jerry Lee Lewis]).
7) 'ROCK ME BABY'
Classic Chicago blues interpretation - Rod Kennard on bass and Scott Hannah on guitar... with Daniel playing and singing the blues like he means it... as he always does. On-stage interaction, improvisation, calling the shots - the real McCoy.
8) 'JUST BECAUSE'
Cool, classy, classic trio blues here from the Jazz Bar, Edinburgh. Daniel to the fore on vox and keys.
9) 'ROLL EM PETE'
After a Beethoven intro(?!), Daniel and big band roll out and high octane Pete Johnson/Big Joe Turner favourite in the wonderful setting of St May's Cathedral again. John Burgess (s), Scott Hannah(g) and Dave Raphael(h) all feature as Daniel belts and bashes out this crowd-pleaser.