Effie Smith: Dial That Telephone


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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Updated 29 August 2016