Verdelle Smith (singer)

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Verdelle Smith is a female pop singer from America who was a one-hit wonder with the song "Tar and Cement" in 1966. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.[1]


Selective discography[edit]


Issued on Capitol Records in the United States. Some also on Capitol in Canada and Australia; EMI in the UK; Peak Records in New Zealand.

  • "In My Room" / "Walk Tall", Jan 1966, No. 62 US Hot 100
  • "Oh How Much I Love You"
  • "Tar and Cement" / "A Piece of the Sky", 1966, No. 38 US Hot 100
  • "I Don't Need Anything"
  • "If You Can't Say Anything Nice About Me"
  • "Baby, Baby" / "There's So Much Love All Around Me"
  • "Life Goes On" / "Juanito"
  • "Carnaby's Gone Away" / "Sittin' and Waitin'"


  • (Alone) In My Room, Capitol Records, 1966. Produced by Marvin Holtzman, arranged by Lee Pockriss.
  • Tar and Cement—The Complete Recordings 1965–1967, Omni Recordings, 2013.[3]


  1. ^ "Whatever happened to Verdelle Smith?". 25 January 2008. Retrieved 28 January 2018. 
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 495. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ "Tar & Cement: The Complete Recordings 1965-1967". 7 May 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2018.