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|
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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