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||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|
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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