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Roy Smeck

Leroy Smeck (6 February 1900 – 5 April 1994) was an American musician. His skill on the banjo, guitar, and ukulele earned him the nickname "The Wizard of the Strings".

Birth and Death Data: Born February 6th, 1900 (Reading), Died April 4th, 1994 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1953

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, guitar, steel guitar, banjo, octo-chorda, composer, jew's harp, harmonica, ukulele, performer

Notes: Sometimes billed as the "Wizard of the Strings."

Recordings (Results 226-235 of 235 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 80950 4/30/1951 Blue Hawaii The Ames Brothers leader  
Decca 80951 4/30/1951 Sing me a song of the islands The Ames Brothers leader  
Decca 80960 5/2/1951 My little grass shack in Kealakekua, Hawaii The Ames Brothers leader  
Decca 80961 5/2/1951 Hawaiian war chant The Ames Brothers leader  
Decca 80962 5/2/1951 Song of the islands The Ames Brothers leader  
Decca 80963 5/2/1951 To you sweetheart Aloha The Ames Brothers leader  
Decca 80964 5/2/1951 The moon of Manakoora The Ames Brothers leader  
Decca 83879 1/30/1953 Memories Roy Smeck performer  
Decca 83880 1/30/1953 Memory Lane Roy Smeck performer  
Vocalion [Vo cat 5133-a] 10-in. approximately Oct. 1923 Dear old pal of mine Sam Moore ; Roy Smeck Guitar and handsaw instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 226-235 of 235 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Smeck, Roy," accessed November 26, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104764.

Smeck, Roy. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 26, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104764.

"Smeck, Roy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 26 November 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104764

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