Smilin' Jack Smith was the star of the Jack Smith Show, a popular 1940s musical variety show. Smilin' Jack, also known as "The Man with the Smile in his Voice," earned his merry monikers for his expressive voice, which brimmed with such enthusiasm and old fashioned glee that audiences could hear the smile on his face as he sang.
Jack's show occasionally hosted famous guest stars. Dinah Shore, Margaret Whiting, and Ginny Simms were among those invited to sing along with Smilin' Jack. The fifteen minute show was a popular radio staple of the decade; the singer himself remarked, "[The Jack Smith Show] was on for eight years, five nights a week -- eventually you heard it."
Smilin' Jack Smith was one of the most famous crooners on 1940s radio; catch his infectious enthusiasm in this radio classic. These rare recordings are not to be confused with the juvenile adventure serial, Smilin' Jack Martin.
For more smiling and singing, see also: Singin' Sam.