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Leroy Carr

Leroy Carr (March 27, 1905 – April 29, 1935) was an American blues singer, songwriter and pianist who developed a laid-back, crooning technique and whose popularity and style influenced such artists as Nat King Cole and Ray Charles. He first became famous for "How Long, How Long Blues", his debut recording released by Vocalion Records in 1928.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 27th, 1905 (Nashville), Died April 28th, 1935 (Indianapolis)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, piano, composer, lyricist, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 128 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-85495 10-in. 2/25/1935 Rocks in my bed Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-85496 10-in. 2/25/1935 When the sun goes down Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-85497 10-in. 2/25/1935 Bad luck all the time Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-85498 10-in. 2/25/1935 Big Four blues Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-85513 10-in. 2/25/1935 Just a rag Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-85514 10-in. 2/25/1935 Ain't it a shame Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist  
Victor BS-85515 10-in. 2/25/1935 Going back home Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-85516 10-in. 2/25/1935 Six cold feet in the ground Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-96226 10-in. 10/31/1935 When the sun goes down—Part 2 Memphis Minnie Female vocal solo, with instrumental quartet composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-041973 10-in. 9/6/1939 How long blues Wingy Manone Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal ensemble composer  
Victor E0VB-4574 10-in. 11/8/1950 Anytime is the right time Arthur Crudup Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio composer  
Columbia W147107 10-in. 10/5/1928 How long—how long blues Sonny Porter Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar and piano songwriter  
OKeh W401092 10-in. 8/31/1928 How long-how long blues Gladys Bentley Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano lyricist, composer  
Brunswick IND622 10-in. 6/19/1928 My own lonesome blues Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with piano and guitar vocalist, songwriter, instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick IND623 10-in. 6/19/1928 How long (How long blues) Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with piano and guitar vocalist, songwriter, instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick C2097 10-in. 7/20/1928 Tennessee blues Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Brunswick C2098 10-in. 7/20/1928 Truthful blues Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Brunswick C2102 10-in. 7/20/1928 Broken spoke blues Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Brunswick C2219 10-in. 8/14/1928 Broken spoke blues Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, lyricist, composer  
Brunswick C2220 10-in. 8/14/1928 Tennessee blues Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, lyricist, composer  
Brunswick C2221 10-in. 8/14/1928 Truthful blues Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, lyricist, composer  
Brunswick C2222 10-in. 8/14/1928 Mean old train blues Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, lyricist, composer  
Brunswick C2223 10-in. 8/14/1928 You got to reap what you sow Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, lyricist, composer  
Brunswick C2224 10-in. 8/14/1928 Low down dirty blues Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, lyricist, composer  
Brunswick C2231 10-in. 8/15/1928 Straight alky blues, pt. 1 Scrapper Blackwell Male vocal solo, with guitar songwriter  
(Results 1-25 of 128 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carr, Leroy," accessed August 4, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106339.

Carr, Leroy. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 4, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106339.

"Carr, Leroy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 4 August 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106339

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