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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 176-200 of 235 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 64253 10-in. 6/30/1938 The same sweet you Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 64476 10-in. 8/23/1938 I used to be color blind Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 64477 10-in. 8/23/1938 Tu-li-tulip time Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 64478 10-in. 8/23/1938 Is that the way to treat a sweetheart? Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 64479 10-in. 8/23/1938 You're the only star Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 64740 10-in. 11/16/1938 After looking at you Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 64741 10-in. 11/16/1938 Have you forgotten so soon? Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 64742 10-in. 11/16/1938 I won't tell a soul Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 64743 10-in. 11/16/1938 Mexicali rose Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 65047 10-in. 2/21/1939 Heaven can wait Roy Smeck and his Serenaders instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
Decca 65048 10-in. 2/21/1939 I promise you Roy Smeck and his Serenaders instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
Decca 65049 10-in. 2/21/1939 Red skies in the night Roy Smeck and his Serenaders instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
Decca 65050 10-in. 2/21/1939 I won't believe it Roy Smeck and his Serenaders instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
Decca 65820 10-in. June 1939 Somebody nobody knows Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 65821 10-in. June 1939 Prairie boy Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 65822 10-in. June 1939 Begone Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 65823 10-in. June 1939 Moon love Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 66110 10-in. 8/16/1939 For tonight Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 66111 10-in. 8/16/1939 I'll remember Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 66112 10-in. 8/16/1939 South of the border Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 66113 10-in. 8/16/1939 Out of port Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 66703 10-in. 10/3/1939 If what you say is true Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 66704 10-in. 10/3/1939 Seventeen Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 66705 10-in. 10/3/1939 Who told you I cared? Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 66706 10-in. 10/3/1939 Chimes of Notre Dame Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
(Results 176-200 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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