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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 101-125 of 128 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick C5070 10-in. 1/2/1930 Papa wants a cookie Leroy Carr Male vocal duet, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Brunswick C5071 10-in. 1/2/1930 Memphis Town Scrapper Blackwell ; Leroy Carr Male vocal duet, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick C5072 10-in. 1/2/1930 Don’t say goodbye Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick C5073 10-in. 1/2/1930 I ain’t got no gal Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick C5074 10-in. 1/2/1930 Goodbye blues Scrapper Blackwell ; Leroy Carr Male vocal duet, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick C5075 10-in. 1/2/1930 The dirty dozen Scrapper Blackwell ; Leroy Carr Male vocal duet, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick C5076 10-in. 1/2/1930 Workhouse blues Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Brunswick C6084 10-in. 9/9/1930 Let’s make up and be friends again Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist  
Brunswick C6085 10-in. 9/9/1930 Let’s disagree Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist  
Brunswick C6086 10-in. 9/9/1930 Sloppy drunk blues Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist  
Brunswick C6087 10-in. 9/9/1930 Hard times done drove me to drink Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, lyricist, composer  
Brunswick C6088 10-in. 9/9/1930 Long road blues Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, lyricist, composer  
Brunswick C6089 10-in. 9/9/1930 Jail cell blues Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist  
Brunswick C6090 10-in. 9/9/1930 Four day rider Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, lyricist, composer  
Brunswick C6091 10-in. 9/9/1930 Alabama women blues Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, lyricist, composer  
Brunswick C6092 10-in. 9/9/1930 Papa’s on the house top Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, lyricist, composer  
Brunswick C6093 10-in. 9/9/1930 Carried water for the elephant Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, lyricist, composer  
Brunswick C7215 10-in. 1/16/1931 Low down dog blues Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, songwriter  
Brunswick C7216 10-in. 1/16/1931 Nineteen thirty-one blues Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, songwriter  
Brunswick C7218 10-in. 1/16/1931 Love crying blues Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, songwriter  
Brunswick C7219 10-in. 1/16/1931 Papa’s got your water on Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, songwriter  
Brunswick C7220 10-in. 1/16/1931 Big House blues Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist  
Brunswick C7221 10-in. 1/16/1931 New how long, how long blues no. 2 Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, songwriter  
Brunswick C7222 10-in. 1/16/1931 What more can I do? Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist  
Brunswick C7223 10-in. 1/16/1931 Papa wants to knock a jug Leroy Carr Male vocal duet, with guitar and piano vocalist, songwriter  
(Results 101-125 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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