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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 126-128 of 128 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick M197 10-in. Sept. 1929 How long, how long blues Jed Davenport Harmonica solo, with guitar composer  
Brunswick TC2969 10-in. 2/15/1929 Think of me thinking of you Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist  
Brunswick E36877 10-in. 6/24/1931 How long, how long blues Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist, composer  
(Results 126-128 of 128 records)


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carr, Leroy," accessed October 27, 2021,

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

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