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

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

Recordings (Results 101-120 of 120 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 60411 10-in. 1/28/1936 When they changed my name to a number Marc Williams instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 60566 10-in. 2/24/1936 My melancholy baby Marc Williams instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 60567 10-in. 2/24/1936 My blue heaven Marc Williams instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 60568 10-in. 2/24/1936 I'm waiting for ships that never come in Marc Williams instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 61024 10-in. 4/9/1936 Meditation (Guitaroso De.1089) Roy Smeck instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 61025 10-in. 4/9/1936 Slippery fingers Roy Smeck instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 61176 10-in. 6/16/1936 On the beach at Bali Bali Roy Smeck and his Serenaders instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 61177 10-in. 6/16/1936 Would you? Roy Smeck and his Serenaders instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 61178 10-in. 6/16/1936 It's a sin to tell a lie Roy Smeck and his Serenaders instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 61179 10-in. 6/16/1936 We'll rest at the end of the trail Roy Smeck and his Serenaders instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 65047 10-in. 2/21/1939 Heaven can wait Roy Smeck and his Serenaders instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 65048 10-in. 2/21/1939 I promise you Roy Smeck and his Serenaders instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 65049 10-in. 2/21/1939 Red skies in the night Roy Smeck and his Serenaders instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 65050 10-in. 2/21/1939 I won't believe it Roy Smeck and his Serenaders instrumentalist, guitar  
Vocalion E2903-E2904 10-in. 4/24/1926 Tough pickin’ Roy Smeck Octo-chorda, with guitar instrumentalist, octo-chorda, composer  
Vocalion E2905-E2906 10-in. 4/24/1926 Twilight echoes Roy Smeck Octo-chorda, with guitar instrumentalist, octo-chorda, composer  
Vocalion E3238-E3240 10-in. 6/16/1926 Twilight echoes Roy Smeck Octo-chorda solo, with guitar instrumentalist, octo-chorda  
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 101-120 of 120 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Smeck, Roy," accessed August 4, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104764.

Smeck, Roy. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 4, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104764.

"Smeck, Roy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 4 August 2020.

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

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