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 26-50 of 125 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 26-50 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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