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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 126-150 of 235 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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, leader  
Decca 61177 10-in. 6/16/1936 Would you? Roy Smeck and his Serenaders instrumentalist, steel guitar, leader  
Decca 61178 10-in. 6/16/1936 It's a sin to tell a lie Roy Smeck and his Serenaders instrumentalist, steel guitar, leader  
Decca 61179 10-in. 6/16/1936 We'll rest at the end of the trail Roy Smeck and his Serenaders instrumentalist, steel guitar, leader  
Decca 61263 10-in. 9/15/1936 If we never meet again Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 61264 10-in. 9/15/1936 Midnight blue Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 61265 10-in. 9/15/1936 Sweetheart, let's grow old together Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 61266 10-in. 9/15/1936 I wasn't lying when I said .. Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 61357 10-in. 10/29/1936 Wintertime dreams Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 61358 10-in. 10/29/1936 In the chapel in the moonlight Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 61359 10-in. 10/29/1936 I can't pretend Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 61360 10-in. 10/29/1936 Let me sing in Echo Valley Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 61509 10-in. 1/12/1937 Trust in me Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 61510 10-in. 1/12/1937 This year's kisses Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 61511 10-in. 1/12/1937 On a little bamboo bridge Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 61512 10-in. 1/12/1937 You're laughing at me Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 61570 10-in. 2/3/1937 Serenade in the night Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 61571 10-in. 2/3/1937 Wanted Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 61572 10-in. 2/3/1937 What will I tell my heart ? Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 61573 10-in. 2/3/1937 When the poppies bloom again Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 62457 10-in. 7/30/1937 Moonlight on the highway Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
(Results 126-150 of 235 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Smeck, Roy," accessed December 8, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104764.

Smeck, Roy. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 8, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104764.

"Smeck, Roy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 8 December 2021.

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

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