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 6, 1900 (Reading), Died April 4, 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." Pseudonym for Roy Smeck. Sometimes referred to as the "Wizard of the Strings."
Recordings (Results 101-125 of 235 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Edison||19251||10-in.||6/13/1929||My dear||Vaughn De Leath||Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars and piano||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Edison||N-135||10-in.||3/10/1928||Tough pickin'||Carson Robison ; Roy Smeck||Guitar and octa-chorda duet||instrumentalist, octo-chorda, composer|
|Edison||N-136||10-in.||3/10/1928||Twilight echoes||Carson Robison ; Roy Smeck||Octo-chorda and guitar duet||instrumentalist, octo-chorda|
|Edison||N-137||10-in.||3/12/1928||Itching fingers||F. Henri Klickmann ; Roy Smeck||Guitar solo, with piano||instrumentalist, guitar, composer|
|Edison||N-138||10-in.||3/12/1928||12th Street rag||F. Henri Klickmann ; Roy Smeck||Ukulele solo, with piano||instrumentalist, ukulele|
|Edison||N-871||10-in.||4/25/1929||I wish I had died in my cradle (before I grew up to love you)||Jimson Brothers||Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble||instrumentalist, banjo, guitar|
|Edison||N-872||10-in.||4/25/1929||Waiting for a train||Jimson Brothers||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||instrumentalist, banjo, guitar|
|Edison||N-934||10-in.||6/3/1929||Left my gal in the mountains||Jimson Brothers||Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble||instrumentalist, banjo|
|Edison||N-935||10-in.||6/3/1929||Goin' back to Texas||Jimson Brothers||Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble||instrumentalist, steel guitar|
|Edison||N-955||10-in.||6/13/1929||I'd fall in love with me (if I were you)||Vaughn De Leath||Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars and piano||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Edison||N-956||10-in.||6/13/1929||My dear||Vaughn De Leath||Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars and piano||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Edison||N-991||10-in.||7/1/1929||When we get together in the moonlight (We get along great)||Ermine Calloway||Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||60215||10-in.||12/11/1935||On Treasure Island||Roy Smeck and his Serenaders||instrumentalist, guitar, banjo, leader|
|Decca||60216||10-in.||12/11/1935||Red sails in the sunset||Roy Smeck and his Serenaders||instrumentalist, guitar, banjo, leader|
|Decca||60217||10-in.||12/11/1935||Moon over Miami||Roy Smeck and his Serenaders||instrumentalist, guitar, banjo, leader|
|Decca||60218||10-in.||12/11/1935||Boots and saddle||Roy Smeck and his Serenaders||instrumentalist, guitar, banjo, leader|
|Decca||60408||10-in.||1/28/1936||My blue heaven||Marc Williams||instrumentalist, steel guitar|
|Decca||60409||10-in.||1/28/1936||My melancholy baby-1||Marc Williams||instrumentalist, steel guitar|
|Decca||60410||10-in.||1/28/1936||I'm waiting for ships that never come in||Marc Williams||instrumentalist, steel guitar|
|Decca||60411||10-in.||1/28/1936||When they changed my name to a number||Marc Williams||instrumentalist, steel guitar|
|Decca||60477||10-in.||2/16/1936||Honolulu stars and Hawaiian guitars||Roy Smeck and his Serenaders||leader|
|Decca||60478||10-in.||2/16/1936||A little rendezvous in Honolulu||Roy Smeck and his Serenaders||leader|
|Decca||60479||10-in.||2/16/1936||Alone||Roy Smeck and his Serenaders||leader|
|Decca||60480||10-in.||2/16/1936||But where are you?||Roy Smeck and his Serenaders||leader|
|Decca||60566||10-in.||2/24/1936||My melancholy baby||Marc Williams||instrumentalist, steel guitar|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Smeck, Roy," accessed January 22, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104764.
Smeck, Roy. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 22, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104764.
"Smeck, Roy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 22 January 2022.
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