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


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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 instrumentalist, banjo  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Roundtree, Luther," accessed July 25, 2021,

Roundtree, Luther. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 25, 2021, from

"Roundtree, Luther." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 25 July 2021.

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