Roy Harte

Roy S. Harte (May 27, 1924 – October 26, 2003) was an American jazz drummer and co-founder of Nocturne Records and Pacific Jazz Records. In partnership with Remo Belli, the founder and namesake of internationally famous drumhead manufacturer Remo, he founded "Drum City," a well-known retail drum shop on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, California. Harte appeared in Leedy drums endorsement ads in the late 1950s to early 1960s.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 27, 1924 (New York City), Died October 26, 2003 (Burbank)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1951 - 1958

Roles Represented in DAHR: drums

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor E1VB-0679 10-in. 7/12/1951 Catch 'em young, treat 'em rough, tell 'em nothin' California Cowhands ; Hank Penny Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor E1VB-0681 10-in. 7/12/1951 I like molasses California Cowhands ; Hank Penny Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 7609 3/24/1954 If you knew what I knew Wanda Jackson instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 7610 3/24/1954 Lovin' country style Wanda Jackson instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 7611 3/24/1954 The heart you could have had Wanda Jackson instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 7612 3/24/1954 The right to love Wanda Jackson instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 7613 3/24/1954 You can't have my love-1 Wanda Jackson instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 10744 1/30/1958 Moonlight in Vermont Earl Grant instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 10745 1/30/1958 Robbin's nest Earl Grant instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 10746 1/30/1958 Gee baby, ain't I good to you? Earl Grant instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 10747 1/30/1958 Mood indigo Earl Grant instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 10748 1/30/1958 Mountain high, valley low Earl Grant instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 10749 1/30/1958 All the way Earl Grant instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 10750 1/30/1958 Get out of town Earl Grant instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 10751 1/30/1958 Bali Ha'i Earl Grant instrumentalist, drums  
Decca OK 100 8/19/1954 If you don't, somebody else will Billy Gray instrumentalist, drums  
Decca OK 101 8/19/1954 You'd be the first one to know Wanda Jackson instrumentalist, drums  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Harte, Roy," accessed January 21, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/320290.

Harte, Roy. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 21, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/320290.

"Harte, Roy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 21 January 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/320290

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