Luther Roundtree

Luther 'Red' Roundtree, (born August 4, 1905 in Mount Pleasant, Texas - died April 30, 1990) was an American plectrum banjo player and co-founder of The Banjo Kings in 1951, an American banjo band.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 4th, 1905, Died April 30th, 1990

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: banjo

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor PBS-072524 10-in. 7/28/1942 Hotcha cornia (Black eyes) City Slickers ; Spike Jones ; Willie Spicer Jazz/dance band, with sneezaphone (sound effects) instrumentalist, banjo  
Victor PBS-072525 10-in. 7/28/1942 Der Fuehrer's face City Slickers ; Carl Grayson ; Spike Jones ; Willie Spicer Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and birdaphone (sound effects) instrumentalist, banjo  
Victor PBS-072526 10-in. 7/28/1942 Oh! By jingo! (Oh! By gee! By gosh, by gum, by juv) Boys in the Back Room ; City Slickers ; Spike Jones ; Del Porter ; Willie Spicer Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo, male vocal ensemble, and anvilaphone (sound effects) instrumentalist, banjo  
Victor PBS-072527 10-in. 7/28/1942 The sheik of Araby City Slickers ; Carl Grayson ; Spike Jones ; Del Porter ; Willie Spicer Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet and hiccuphone (sound effects) instrumentalist, banjo  
Victor PBS-072528 10-in. 7/28/1942 I wanna go back to West Virginia Boys in the Back Room ; City Slickers ; Spike Jones ; Del Porter ; Willie Spicer Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo, male vocal ensemble, and trainaphone (sound effects) instrumentalist, banjo  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Roundtree, Luther," accessed September 17, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112993.

Roundtree, Luther. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 17, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112993.

"Roundtree, Luther." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 17 September 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112993

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