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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 51-75 of 128 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick C2973 10-in. 2/15/1929 Non-skid tread Scrapper Blackwell and the Two Roys Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, piano, songwriter  
Brunswick C2974 10-in. 2/15/1929 Just worrying blues Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, songwriter  
Brunswick C2975 10-in. 2/15/1929 Gambler’s blues Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, songwriter  
Brunswick C3144 10-in. 3/19/1929 Straight alky blues, pt. 1 Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, songwriter  
Brunswick C3145 10-in. 3/19/1929 Straight alky blues, pt. 2 Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, songwriter  
Brunswick C3146 10-in. 3/19/1929 Lifeboat blues Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, songwriter  
Brunswick C3147 10-in. 3/19/1929 Gambler’s blues Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, songwriter  
Brunswick C3150 10-in. 3/19/1929 Just worryin’ blues Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, songwriter  
Brunswick C3151 10-in. 3/19/1929 There ain’t nobody got it like she’s got it Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist  
Brunswick C3152 10-in. 3/19/1929 The truth about the thing Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, songwriter  
Brunswick C3615 10-in. 6/17/1929 I’m going back to Tennessee if it takes my last dime Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist, composer  
Brunswick C3616 10-in. 6/17/1929 Love hides all faults Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist, composer  
Brunswick C3617 10-in. 6/17/1929 I won’t miss you when you’re gone Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist, composer  
Brunswick C3618 10-in. 6/17/1929 Don’t you get tired of riding the same train all the time? Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist, composer  
Brunswick C3619 10-in. 6/17/1929 That’s all right for you Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist, composer  
Brunswick C3620 10-in. 6/17/1929 Wrong man blues Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist, composer  
Brunswick C3621 10-in. 6/17/1929 Baby, you done put that thing on me Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist, composer  
Brunswick C3625 10-in. 6/17/1929 Love is dead Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick C3626 10-in. 6/17/1929 Blue with the blues Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, songwriter  
Brunswick C3627 10-in. 6/17/1929 Naptown blues Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick C3628 10-in. 6/17/1929 Rainy day blues Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick C3685 10-in. 6/22/1929 Prison bound blues Tampa Red Guitar solo composer  
Brunswick C3686 10-in. 6/22/1929 You got to reap what you sow Tampa Red Guitar solo composer  
Brunswick C3792 10-in. 7/8/1929 Don’t you get tired of riding the same train all the time? Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist, composer  
Brunswick C3793 10-in. 7/8/1929 Don’t you get tired of riding the same train all the time? Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist, composer  
(Results 51-75 of 128 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carr, Leroy," accessed October 27, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106339.

Carr, Leroy. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 27, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106339.

"Carr, Leroy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 27 October 2021.

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

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