Effie Smith: Dial That Telephone

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Effie Bly (Effie Smith) was born in Oklahoma in 1914 and died in Los Angeles of cancer in 1977. She is the mother of record producer Fred Smith. She was a singer and a comedienne and made a number of recordings for the World War Two effort before having her own career as a recording artiste. She then went to work in the office of Stax Records in Memphis. Effie recorded this song twice – in 1953 and in 1960 – and the Sue release on WI 4010 is thought to be the 1960 recording.

Billboard No. 36, 1965.

Effie Smith | Uncle Marv/Billy Vera | 14652

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Rockabilly nl article on Effie Smith

Updated 29 August 2016

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