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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 26-50 of 128 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick C2232 10-in. 8/15/1928 Straight alky blues, pt. 2 Scrapper Blackwell Male vocal solo, with guitar songwriter  
Brunswick C2526 10-in. 11/6/1928 How long, how long blues Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, lyricist, composer  
Brunswick C2527 10-in. 11/6/1928 How long, how long blues no. 2 Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, lyricist, composer  
Brunswick C2528 10-in. 11/6/1928 Prison bound blues Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, lyricist, composer  
Brunswick C2529 10-in. 11/7/1928 You don’t mean me no good Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, lyricist, composer  
Brunswick C2537 10-in. 11/9/1928 How long, how long blues Hokum Jug Band ; Frankie Half Pint Jaxon ; Tampa Red Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist, composer  
Brunswick C2659 10-in. 12/14/1928 How long, how long blues Walter Barnes ; Royal Creolians Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick C2688 10-in. 12/19/1928 How long, how long blues no. 2 Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, lyricist, composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick C2689 10-in. 12/19/1928 How long, how long blues no. 3 Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, lyricist, composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick C2690 10-in. 12/19/1928 Baby, don’t you love me no more Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick C2691 10-in. 12/19/1928 Tired of your low down ways Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, lyricist, composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick C2692 10-in. 12/20/1928 Going away and leave my baby Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick C2693 10-in. 12/20/1928 I’m through with you Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, lyricist, composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick C2694 10-in. 12/20/1928 Prison bound blues Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, lyricist, composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick C2695 10-in. 12/20/1928 You don’t mean me no good Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, lyricist, composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick C2807 10-in. 1/16/1929 How long, how long blues Tampa Red Guitar solo composer  
Brunswick C2963 10-in. 2/15/1929 Think of me thinking of you Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Brunswick C2964 10-in. 2/15/1929 How about me? Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist  
Brunswick C2965 10-in. 2/15/1929 The deacon’s prayer Leroy Carr Vocal vocalist  
Brunswick C2966 10-in. 2/15/1929 Straight alky blues, pt. 1 Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, songwriter  
Brunswick C2967 10-in. 2/15/1929 Straight alky blues, pt. 2 Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, songwriter  
Brunswick C2968 10-in. 2/15/1929 There ain’t nobody got it like she’s got it Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist  
Brunswick C2970 10-in. 2/15/1929 Lifeboat blues Leroy Carr Female-male vocal duet, with guitar and piano vocalist, songwriter  
Brunswick C2971 10-in. 2/15/1929 The truth about the thing Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, songwriter  
Brunswick C2972 10-in. 2/15/1929 Naptown strut Scrapper Blackwell and the Two Roys Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, piano, songwriter  
(Results 26-50 of 128 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carr, Leroy," accessed October 26, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106339.

Carr, Leroy. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 26, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106339.

"Carr, Leroy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 26 October 2021.

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

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