Roy Harvey

Roy Cecil Harvey (March 24, 1892 – July 11, 1958) was an American old time guitar player, singer and songwriter. He was the guitarist with Charlie Poole and the North Carolina Ramblers and also recorded on his own, appearing on more than 200 records between 1926 and 1931.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 24th, 1892 (Monroe County), Died July 11th, 1958

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1931

Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar, vocalist, leader, composer, arranger, lyricist, speaker

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 125 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W142639 10-in. 9/17/1926 Minstrel Hall North Carolina Ramblers Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist  
Columbia W142640 10-in. 9/17/1926 The brave engineer Roy Harvey ; North Carolina Ramblers Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist  
Columbia W144122 10-in. 5/11/1927 Blue eyes Roy Harvey ; Posey Rorer Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W144123 10-in. 5/11/1927 Dark eyes Roy Harvey ; Posey Rorer Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W144124 10-in. 5/11/1927 San Antonio Roy Harvey ; Posey Rorer Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W144125 10-in. 5/11/1927 Blue-eyed Ella Roy Harvey ; Posey Rorer Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W144126 10-in. 5/11/1927 Walking on the streets of glory Roy Harvey ; Posey Rorer Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W144127 10-in. 5/11/1927 Learning McFadden to waltz Roy Harvey ; Posey Rorer Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W144128 10-in. 5/11/1927 Willie, poor boy Roy Harvey ; Posey Rorer Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W144129 10-in. 5/12/1927 Jack and May Roy Harvey ; Posey Rorer Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W144130 10-in. 5/12/1927 What is home without love? Roy Harvey ; Posey Rorer Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W144131 10-in. 5/12/1927 When the bees are in the hive Roy Harvey ; Posey Rorer Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Columbia W144138 10-in. 5/12/1927 Sweet sunny South Roy Harvey ; Posey Rorer Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer, lyricist  
Columbia W144139 10-in. 5/12/1927 Daisies won't tell Roy Harvey ; Posey Rorer Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W144509 10-in. 7/25/1927 If I lose, I don't care North Carolina Ramblers ; Charlie Poole Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W144510 10-in. 7/25/1927 On the battle fields of Belgium North Carolina Ramblers ; Charlie Poole Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W144511 10-in. 7/25/1927 You ain't talkin' to me North Carolina Ramblers ; Charlie Poole Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W144512 10-in. 7/25/1927 Coon from Tennessee North Carolina Ramblers ; Charlie Poole Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W144513 10-in. 7/25/1927 When I left my good old home North Carolina Ramblers ; Charlie Poole Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W144514 10-in. 7/25/1927 Letter that never came North Carolina Ramblers ; Charlie Poole Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W144515 10-in. 7/25/1927 Take a drink on me North Carolina Ramblers ; Charlie Poole Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W144516 10-in. 7/25/1927 Falling by the wayside North Carolina Ramblers ; Charlie Poole Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W144520 10-in. 7/26/1927 The wreck of Virginian No. 3 Roy Harvey ; North Carolina Ramblers Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W146767 10-in. 7/23/1928 A young boy left his home one day North Carolina Ramblers ; Charlie Poole Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W146768 10-in. 7/23/1928 My wife went away and left me North Carolina Ramblers ; Charlie Poole Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 1-25 of 125 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Harvey, Roy," accessed November 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111424.

Harvey, Roy. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111424.

"Harvey, Roy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 November 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111424

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