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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 151-175 of 235 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 62458 10-in. 7/30/1937 The moon got in my eyes Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 62459 10-in. 7/30/1937 Remember me? Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 62460 10-in. 7/30/1937 On with the dance Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 62597 10-in. 9/16/1937 Better luck next time Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 62598 10-in. 9/16/1937 Bugle call rag Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 62599 10-in. 9/16/1937 I still love to kiss you goodnight Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 62600 10-in. 9/16/1937 Limehouse blues Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 62774 10-in. 11/16/1937 You took the words right out of my heart Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 62775 10-in. 11/16/1937 You're a sweetheart Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 62776 10-in. 11/16/1937 When the organ played O promise me Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 63143 10-in. 1/13/1938 Sweet as a song Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 63144 10-in. 1/13/1938 More than ever Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 63145 10-in. 1/13/1938 On the sentimental side Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 63146 10-in. 1/13/1938 Smoke from a chimney Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 63478 10-in. 3/24/1938 Ti-pi-tin Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 63483 10-in. 3/24/1938 A gypsy told me Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 63484 10-in. 3/24/1938 Love walked in Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 63485 10-in. 3/24/1938 There's a new moon over the old mill Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 63676 10-in. 4/25/1938 Little lady make believe Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 63677 10-in. 4/25/1938 Let me whisper Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 63678 10-in. 4/25/1938 There's a village in the valley Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 63679 10-in. 4/25/1938 Cathedral in the pines Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 64250 10-in. 6/30/1938 Beside a moonlight stream Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 64251 10-in. 6/30/1938 Now it can be told Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 64252 10-in. 6/30/1938 Will you remember tonight tomorrow? Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
(Results 151-175 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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