Swipe left for record clip! Luther B. Clarke is one of those one-time recording artists that we know very little about. His name is recorded as Luther Bernard Clarke in the Columbia files. He recorded only three sides, all in New York in March 1926. He recorded at the same session that produced the first records from the Blue Ridge Highballers, and the Highballers provided the backing music on all three of Clarke’s sides. His recording of “I’ll Be All Smiles To-Night Love” is the first recorded version of this song, which was later covered by McFarland & Gardner (go back to a past post to hear their version) in 1927, the Allen Brothers in 1930, and the Carter Family, who scored a hit with the song in 1934. In more modern times, Kitty Wells charted with the song in 1950.