Luckey Roberts

Charles Luckyth Roberts (August 7, 1887 – February 5, 1968), better known as Luckey Roberts, was an American composer and stride pianist who worked in the jazz, ragtime, and blues styles.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 7th, 1887 (Philadelphia), Died February 5th, 1968 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1913 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, piano, songwriter

Notes: Name also spelled Lucky Roberts.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-14042 10-in. 11/6/1913 The junk-man rag Victor Military Band Band composer  
Victor C-15455 12-in. 12/3/1914 The music box rag Victor Military Band Band composer  
Victor B-16310 10-in. 8/3/1915 Bon ton one-step Conway's Band Band composer  
Victor B-16414 10-in. 8/27/1915 Junk man rag Lionel Belasco Piano solo composer  
Victor B-24483 10-in. 9/20/1920 Railroad blues Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-26700 10-in. 7/19/1922 Entangled, part 1 Alex Rogers ; Tennessee Four Monologue, with male vocal quartet and piano instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor B-26701 10-in. 7/19/1922 Entangled, part 2 Alex Rogers ; Tennessee Four Monologue, with male vocal quartet and piano instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor B-28008 10-in. 5/15/1923 Rosetime and you Zez Confrey Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-28419 10-in. 7/25/1923 Complainin' (It's human nature to complain) Eddie Hunter Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-28420 10-in. 7/25/1923 I got Eddie Hunter Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-28897 10-in. 11/16/1923 Hard times Eddie Hunter Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor B-28898 10-in. 11/16/1923 Mamie Eddie Hunter Male vocal solo, with piano composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-28899 10-in. 11/16/1923 I'm done Eddie Hunter ; Alex Rogers Male vocal duet, with piano composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-29010 10-in. 11/16/1923 Bootleggers' ball Eddie Hunter ; Alex Rogers Comic dialogue and male vocal solo, with piano composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-39674 10-in. 7/19/1927 Baby wants Eddie Hunter ; Alex Rogers Male vocal duet, with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BVE-39675 10-in. 7/19/1927 Gallopin' dominoes Eddie Hunter ; Alex Rogers Male vocal duet, with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BVE-39676 10-in. 7/19/1927 Peace of mind Eddie Hunter ; Alex Rogers Male vocal duet, with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BVE-39677 10-in. 7/19/1927 Gravy Eddie Hunter ; Alex Rogers Male vocal duet, with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BVE-39678 10-in. 7/19/1927 Up in my sweetie's suite Eddie Hunter ; Alex Rogers Male vocal duet, with piano composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor G-181 10-in. 9/16/1914 The junk man Lionel Belasco Piano solo composer  
Victor BS-071781 10-in. 2/9/1942 Moonlight cocktail Joe Reichman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-074798 10-in. 7/31/1942 Massachussetts Tony Pastor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Trial 1924-03-12-01] 10-in. 3/12/1924 Baby wants Eddie Hunter ; Alex Rogers Male vocal duet, with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor [Trial 1924-03-12-02] 10-in. 3/12/1924 Satin finish Eddie Hunter ; Alex Rogers Male vocal duet, with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor [Trial 1924-03-12-03] 10-in. 3/12/1924 Peace of mind Eddie Hunter ; Alex Rogers Male vocal duet, with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Columbia 39007 10-in. 9/6/1913 Junk man rag Fred Van Eps Banjo solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 39321 10-in. 4/10/1914 Medley Williams College Mandolin Club Instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia 47099 10-in. 10/26/1916 Shoo fly Luckey Roberts Piano solo composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 47100 10-in. 10/26/1916 Shy and sly Luckey Roberts Piano solo composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 77220 10-in. 7/19/1917 Pork and beans Earl Fuller ; Rector Novelty Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 77239 10-in. 8/8/1917 Rockaway Irving Kaufman Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 79024 10-in. 3/5/1920 Railroad blues Yerkes Southern Five Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 79551 10-in. 12/6/1920 Complainin' Paul Biese Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Columbia 80129 10-in. 1/8/1922 Complainin' Nora Bayes Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 80431 10-in. 6/28/1922 Lonesome longin' blues Dolly Kay Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W144198 10-in. 5/23/1927 Two black crows Moran and Mack Comic dialogue, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W144273 10-in. 6/14/1927 Our child Charles E. Mack Comic monologue, with piano composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W144467 10-in. 7/18/1927 Two black crows Moran and Mack Comic dialogue, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W145396 10-in. 12/23/1927 Two black crows Moran and Mack Comic dialogue, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 98411 12-in. 11/25/1927 Our child Charles E. Mack ; Luckey Roberts Monologue, with piano and baby cries instrumentalist, piano, songwriter  
OKeh S-7295 10-in. Feb. 1920 Railroad blues Harry Raderman's Jazz Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-70565 10-in. Mar. 1922 Complainin' (It's human nature to complain) Sophie Tucker Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
OKeh S-71600 10-in. June 1923 Rosetime and you Markel's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 3555 10-in. 2/2/1915 The music box rag Jaudas' Society Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 7496 10-in. 8/11/1920 Railroad blues Harry Raderman's Jazz Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 8735 10-in. 3/30/1923 When you dance with a wonderful girl Stevens' Dance Quartet Instrumental quartet composer  
Edison 8907 10-in. 4/4/1923 Rosetime and you Atlantic Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 8908 10-in. 4/4/1923 Struttin' the blues away Atlantic Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 8912 10-in. 4/6/1923 When you dance with a wonderful girl Ernest L. Stevens Trio Instrumental trio composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Roberts, Luckey," accessed November 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100075.

Roberts, Luckey. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100075.

"Roberts, Luckey." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 November 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100075

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