Much has been made of the White Jazz bands copying the styles of African-American bands of the 1920s. Leroy Smith and his Orchestra were an African-American band that obviously modeled itself after the Paul Whiteman Orchestra and his symphonic Jazz.

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
Harlem's Araby
(Porter Grainger / Jo Trent / Fats Waller)
9-1924 New York, New York Nadsco 1283
Harlem's Araby
(Porter Grainger / Jo Trent / Fats Waller)
9-1924 New York, New York Up-To-Date 2016
I'm A Broken Hearted Blackbird
(Dorothy Fields / Jimmy McHugh)
4-2-1928 Camden, New Jersey Victor
21472-B
I'm Riding To Glory
(With A Glorious Blues)
4-2-1928 New York, New York Victor
unissued
Saturday 6-1921 New York, New York Vocalion
14218-A
Rhapsody In Blue
(George Gershwin)
2-23-1928 Camden, New Jersey Victor
21328
Love Will Find A Way
(Noble Sissle / Eubie Blake)
6-1921 New York, New York Vocalion
14218-B
St. Louis Blues
(W.C. Handy)
2-23-1928 Camden, New Jersey Victor
21328
21472-A
Artist Instrument
Frank Belt Trumpet
Edward Beeler Drums
Harry Brooks Piano
Wilber de Paris Trombone, Flugel Horn
Charlie Gaines Trumpet
Emerson Harper Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Oboe
Harold Henson Alto Saxophone, Cello, Bass
Fred Peters Tuba
Stan Peters Tenor Saxophone, Basson
Sam Speed Banjo
John Long Violin
Leroy Smith Director