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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 201-225 of 235 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 66935 10-in. 12/6/1939 This changing world Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 66936 10-in. 12/6/1939 Faithful forever Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 66937 10-in. 12/6/1939 Careless Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 66938 10-in. 12/6/1939 On a little street in Singapore Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 67168 10-in. 2/6/1940 On the isle of May Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 67169 10-in. 2/6/1940 Leanin' on the old top rail Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 67170 10-in. 2/6/1940 When you wish upon a star Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 67171 10-in. 2/6/1940 The gaucho serenade Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 67525 10-in. 4/11/1940 Angel in disguise Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 67526 10-in. 4/11/1940 The sky fell down Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 67527 10-in. 4/11/1940 Yours is my heart alone Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 67528 10-in. 4/11/1940 Hear my song, Violetta Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 69054 10-in. 4/25/1941 Wabash blues Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 69055 10-in. 4/25/1941 Drifting and dreaming Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 69056 10-in. 4/25/1941 Maria Elena Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 69057 10-in. 4/25/1941 Yours Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 69629 10-in. 8/12/1941 Lament to love Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 69630 10-in. 8/12/1941 Below the Equator Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 69631 10-in. 8/12/1941 The cowboy serenade Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 69632 10-in. 8/12/1941 Hawaiian sunset Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 70365 10-in. 2/20/1942 How do I know it's real Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 70366 10-in. 2/20/1942 The angelus rings again Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 70367 10-in. 2/20/1942 Always in my heart Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 70368 10-in. 2/20/1942 Blue Tahitian moon Roy Smeck and his Serenaders leader  
Decca 80949 4/30/1951 Sweet Leilani The Ames Brothers leader  
(Results 201-225 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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