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

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  
Columbia W146769 10-in. 7/23/1928 I cannot call her Mother North Carolina Ramblers ; Charlie Poole Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W146770 10-in. 7/23/1928 I once loved a sailor North Carolina Ramblers ; Charlie Poole Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W146771 10-in. 7/23/1928 Husband and wife were angry one night North Carolina Ramblers ; Charlie Poole Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W146772 10-in. 7/23/1928 Hangman, hangman, slack the rope North Carolina Ramblers ; Charlie Poole Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W146773 10-in. 7/23/1928 Ramblin' blues North Carolina Ramblers ; Charlie Poole Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio and whistling instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W146774 10-in. 7/23/1928 Took my gal a-walkin' North Carolina Ramblers ; Charlie Poole Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W146775 10-in. 7/23/1928 What is home without babies North Carolina Ramblers ; Charlie Poole Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W146776 10-in. 7/23/1928 Jealous Mary North Carolina Ramblers ; Charlie Poole Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W146778 10-in. 7/23/1928 Old and only in the way North Carolina Ramblers ; Charlie Poole Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W146779 10-in. 7/23/1928 Shootin' Creek North Carolina Ramblers ; Charlie Poole Dialogue, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, guitar, speaker  
Columbia W147226 10-in. 10/18/1928 Steamboat man Roy Harper ; Earl Shirkey Male vocal solo, with yodeling and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W147227 10-in. 10/18/1928 When the roses bloom for the bootlegger Roy Harper ; Earl Shirkey Male vocal solo, with yodeling and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W147228 10-in. 10/18/1928 Poor little Joe Roy Harper ; Earl Shirkey Male vocal solo, with yodeling and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W147229 10-in. 10/18/1928 We parted at the gate Roy Harper ; Earl Shirkey Male vocal solo, with yodeling and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W148130 10-in. 3/26/1929 The yodeling mule Roy Harper ; Earl Shirkey Male vocal duet, with yodeling and guitar vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W148132 10-in. 3/26/1929 When I'm gone Roy Harper ; Earl Shirkey Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W148133 10-in. 3/26/1929 My mother and my sweetheart Roy Harper ; Earl Shirkey Male vocal duet, with yodeling and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W148134 10-in. 3/26/1929 The cowboy's lullaby Roy Harper ; Earl Shirkey Male vocal duet, with yodeling and guitar vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W148135 10-in. 3/26/1929 The bootlegger's dream of home Roy Harper ; Earl Shirkey Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W148136 10-in. 3/26/1929 The railroad blues Roy Harper ; Earl Shirkey Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W148137 10-in. 3/26/1929 Keep Bachelor's Hall Roy Harper ; Earl Shirkey Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W148138 10-in. 3/26/1929 Kitty waltz yodel Roy Harper ; Earl Shirkey Male vocal solo (yodeling), with guitar composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W148469 10-in. 5/6/1929 Bill Mason North Carolina Ramblers ; Charlie Poole Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin), banjo, and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W148470 10-in. 5/6/1929 Goodbye Mary dear North Carolina Ramblers ; Charlie Poole Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin), banjo, and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W148471 10-in. 5/6/1929 Leaving dear old Ireland North Carolina Ramblers ; Charlie Poole Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin), banjo, and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W148472 10-in. 5/6/1929 Baltimore fire North Carolina Ramblers ; Charlie Poole Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin), banjo, and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W148474 10-in. 5/7/1929 Wayward boy North Carolina Ramblers ; Charlie Poole Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin), banjo, and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W148475 10-in. 5/6/1929 Sweet sunny South North Carolina Ramblers ; Charlie Poole Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin), banjo, and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W148476 10-in. 5/7/1929 He rambled North Carolina Ramblers ; Charlie Poole Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin), banjo, and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W148477 10-in. 5/7/1929 The mother's plea for her son North Carolina Ramblers ; Charlie Poole Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin), banjo, and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W149216 10-in. 10/22/1929 Just pickin' Leonard Copeland ; Roy Harvey Guitar duet instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W149217 10-in. 10/22/1929 Beckley rag Leonard Copeland ; Roy Harvey Guitar duet instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W149218 10-in. 10/22/1929 Underneath the sugar moon Leonard Copeland ; Roy Harvey Guitar duet instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W149219 10-in. 10/22/1929 Lonesome weary blues Leonard Copeland ; Roy Harvey Guitar duet instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W149226 10-in. 10/22/1929 The Virginian strike of '23 Roy Harper ; Earl Shirkey Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W149227 10-in. 10/22/1929 The little lost child Roy Harper ; Earl Shirkey Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W149228 10-in. 10/22/1929 My yodeling sweetheart Roy Harper ; Earl Shirkey Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin), guitar, and yodeling instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W149229 10-in. 10/22/1929 I'm longing to belong to someone Roy Harper ; Earl Shirkey Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin), guitar, and yodeling instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W149230 10-in. 10/22/1929 We have moonshine in the West Virginia hills Roy Harper ; Earl Shirkey Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W149231 10-in. 10/22/1929 A hobo's pal Roy Harper ; Earl Shirkey Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W149237 10-in. 10/22/1929 Prison sorrows Weaver Brothers Male vocal trio, with 2 guitars instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Columbia W149238 10-in. 10/22/1929 Raleigh County rag Weaver Brothers String Band String band instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W149239 10-in. 10/22/1929 Homesick boy Weaver Brothers String Band String band instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W149900 10-in. 1/23/1930 Sweet sixteen North Carolina Ramblers ; Charlie Poole Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin), banjo, and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W149901 10-in. 1/23/1930 My gypsy girl North Carolina Ramblers ; Charlie Poole Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin), banjo, and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W149902 10-in. 1/23/1930 Only girl I ever loved North Carolina Ramblers ; Charlie Poole Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin), banjo, and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W149903 10-in. 1/23/1930 I left my German home North Carolina Ramblers ; Charlie Poole Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin), banjo, and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W149904 10-in. 1/23/1930 Write a letter to my mother North Carolina Ramblers ; Charlie Poole Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin), banjo, and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W149905 10-in. 1/23/1930 When I'm far away North Carolina Ramblers ; Charlie Poole Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin), banjo, and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W149906 10-in. 1/23/1930 If the river was whisky North Carolina Ramblers ; Charlie Poole Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin), banjo, and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W149907 10-in. 1/23/1930 It's movin' day North Carolina Ramblers ; Charlie Poole Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin), banjo, and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W149908 10-in. 1/23/1930 Southern medley Roy Harvey ; Charlie Poole Banjo and guitar duet instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W149909 10-in. 1/23/1930 Honeysuckle Roy Harvey ; Charlie Poole Violin, banjo, and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W150337 10-in. 4/22/1930 Greasy wagon Leonard Copeland ; Roy Harvey Guitar duet instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W150338 10-in. 4/22/1930 Mother's waltz Leonard Copeland ; Roy Harvey Guitar duet instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W150339 10-in. 4/22/1930 Monroe County blues Leonard Copeland ; Roy Harvey Guitar duet instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W150340 10-in. 4/22/1930 Back to the Blue Ridge Leonard Copeland ; Roy Harvey Guitar duet instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W150341 10-in. 4/22/1930 Down the trail to home sweet home Roy Harper ; Earl Shirkey Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W150342 10-in. 4/22/1930 The pal that I love Roy Harper ; Earl Shirkey Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W150344 10-in. 4/22/1930 Peggy O'Neil Roy Harper ; Earl Shirkey Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W150345 10-in. 4/22/1930 When I lost you Roy Harper ; Earl Shirkey Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W150352 10-in. 4/22/1930 Learning MacFayden to dance Roy Harper ; Earl Shirkey Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W150353 10-in. 4/22/1930 Eileen Roy Harper ; Earl Shirkey Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W150354 10-in. 4/22/1930 Lamp-lighting time in the valley Roy Harvey Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W150355 10-in. 4/22/1930 There's a mother old and gray Roy Harvey Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W150773 10-in. 9/9/1930 Good-bye sweet Liza Jane North Carolina Ramblers ; Charlie Poole Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W150774 10-in. 9/9/1930 Look before you leap North Carolina Ramblers ; Charlie Poole Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W150775 10-in. 9/9/1930 One moonlight night North Carolina Ramblers ; Charlie Poole Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W150776 10-in. 9/9/1930 Little doctor fell in the well North Carolina Ramblers ; Charlie Poole Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W150777 10-in. 9/9/1930 Just keep waiting till the good time comes North Carolina Ramblers ; Charlie Poole Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W150778 10-in. 9/9/1930 Mother's last farewell kiss North Carolina Ramblers ; Charlie Poole Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W150779 10-in. 9/9/1930 Milwaukee blues North Carolina Ramblers ; Charlie Poole Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W150780 10-in. 9/9/1930 Where the whippoorwill is whispering goodnight North Carolina Ramblers ; Charlie Poole Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W150781 10-in. 9/9/1930 Just good-bye I am going home Roy Harvey Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W150782 10-in. 9/9/1930 The Lilly reunion Roy Harvey Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh W405030 10-in. 10/26/1931 My fickle sweetheart Branch and Coleman Female vocal solo, with violin, banjo, and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh W405031 10-in. 10/26/1931 (I'm so lonely) Since my darling went away Branch and Coleman Female-male vocal duet, with violin, banjo, and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh W405032 10-in. 10/26/1931 Mother's always waiting Branch and Coleman Female vocal solo, with violin, banjo, and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh W405033 10-in. 10/26/1931 Telegraph shack Branch and Coleman Female-male vocal duet, with violin, banjo, and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh W405034 10-in. 10/26/1931 My sweet little clover Branch and Coleman Female vocal solo, with violin, banjo, and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh W405035 10-in. 10/26/1931 Someone Branch and Coleman Female vocal solo, with violin, banjo, and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh W405036 10-in. 10/26/1931 My free-wheelin' baby Branch and Coleman Mixed vocal trio, with violin, banjo, and guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
OKeh W405037 10-in. 10/26/1931 They all got a wife but me Branch and Coleman Female-male vocal duet, with violin, banjo, and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick E29798 10-in. 5/11/1929 A trip to New York Allegheny Highlanders Orchestra arranger  
Brunswick E29799 10-in. 5/11/1929 A trip to New York Allegheny Highlanders Orchestra arranger  
Brunswick E29900 10-in. 5/11/1929 A trip to New York Allegheny Highlanders Orchestra arranger  
Brunswick E29901 10-in. 5/11/1929 A trip to New York Allegheny Highlanders Orchestra arranger  
Brunswick AL268-AL269 10-in. 2/16/1928 The Bluefield murder Roy Harvey ; North Carolina Ramblers Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
Brunswick AL270-AL271 10-in. 2/16/1928 I’ll be there, Mary dear Roy Harvey ; North Carolina Ramblers Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
Brunswick AL272-AL273 10-in. 2/16/1928 [Unknown title(s)] Roy Harvey ; North Carolina Ramblers Vocal and instrumental ensemble leader  
Brunswick AL274-AL275 10-in. 2/16/1928 What is home without love Roy Harvey ; North Carolina Ramblers Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
Brunswick AL276-AL277 10-in. 2/16/1928 As we parted at the gate Roy Harvey ; North Carolina Ramblers Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
Brunswick AL278-AL279 10-in. 2/16/1928 There’s a mother old and gray who needs me now Roy Harvey ; North Carolina Ramblers Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
Brunswick AL280-AL281 10-in. 2/16/1928 There’ll come a time Roy Harvey ; North Carolina Ramblers Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
Brunswick AL282-AL283 10-in. 2/16/1928 Sweet refrain Roy Harvey ; North Carolina Ramblers Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
Brunswick AL284-AL285 10-in. 2/16/1928 Budded roses Roy Harvey ; North Carolina Ramblers Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
Brunswick AL286-AL287 10-in. 2/16/1928 [Unknown title(s)] Roy Harvey ; North Carolina Ramblers Vocal and instrumental ensemble leader  
Brunswick AL288-AL289 10-in. 2/16/1928 Take me back to home and Mother Roy Harvey ; North Carolina Ramblers Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
Brunswick AL290-AL291 10-in. 2/16/1928 George Collins Roy Harvey ; North Carolina Ramblers Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
Brunswick E25622-E25623 10-in. 12/15/1927 Give my love to Nell, O! Jack Robert A. Gardner ; Lester McFarland Male vocal duet, with guitar, mandolin, and harmonica lyricist, composer  

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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