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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 76-100 of 128 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick C3794 10-in. 7/8/1929 I won’t miss you when you’re gone Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist, composer  
Brunswick C3795 10-in. 7/8/1929 I won’t miss you when you’re gone Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, lyricist, composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick C3796 10-in. 7/8/1929 Baby, you done put that thing on me Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist, composer  
Brunswick C3797 10-in. 7/8/1929 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 C3798 10-in. 7/8/1929 Love hides all faults Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist, composer  
Brunswick C3799 10-in. 7/8/1929 Love is dead Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick C3800 10-in. 7/8/1929 Rainy day blues Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick C3801 10-in. 7/8/1929 Rainy day blues Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick C3802 10-in. 7/8/1929 Blue with the blues Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, songwriter  
Brunswick C4031 10-in. 8/12/1929 The new how long, how long blues Scrapper Blackwell ; Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, songwriter  
Brunswick C4032 10-in. 8/12/1929 Love hides all faults Scrapper Blackwell ; Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist, composer  
Brunswick C4033 10-in. 8/12/1929 I know that I’ll be blue Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick C4034 10-in. 8/12/1929 Gettin’ all wet Scrapper Blackwell ; Leroy Carr Male vocal duet, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick C4046 10-in. 8/13/1929 Rainy day blues Scrapper Blackwell ; Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick C4047 10-in. 8/13/1929 Blue with the blues Scrapper Blackwell ; Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, songwriter  
Brunswick C4048 10-in. 8/13/1929 Just worryin’ blues Scrapper Blackwell ; Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, songwriter  
Brunswick C4049 10-in. 8/13/1929 Baby, you done put that thing on me Scrapper Blackwell ; Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist, composer  
Brunswick C4050 10-in. 8/13/1929 I won’t miss you when you’re gone Scrapper Blackwell ; Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist, composer  
Brunswick C4051 10-in. 8/13/1929 Love is dead Scrapper Blackwell ; Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick C4052 10-in. 8/13/1929 Don’t you get tired of riding that same train all the time Scrapper Blackwell ; Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, songwriter  
Brunswick C4053 10-in. 8/13/1929 I’m going back to Tennessee Scrapper Blackwell ; Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist, composer  
Brunswick C4054 10-in. 8/13/1929 Christmas in jail—Ain’t that a pain? Scrapper Blackwell ; Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick C4055 10-in. 8/13/1929 Prison cell blues Scrapper Blackwell ; Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick C4677 10-in. 10/19/1929 Gambler’s blues Charles “Speck” Pertum Male vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Brunswick C5069 10-in. 1/2/1930 That’s tellin’ ‘em Scrapper Blackwell ; Leroy Carr Male vocal duet, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 76-100 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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