Leroy Carr

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Leroy Carr
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American blues singer, songwriter and pianist who developed a laid-back, crooning technique and whose popularity and style influenced such artists as Nat King Cole and Ray Charles. He first became famous for "How Long, How Long Blues", his debut recording released by Vocalion Records in 1928.

Carr was among the most prolific and popular blues artists between 1928 and 1935. He recorded for Vocalion through to when he signed to Victor's Bluebird imprint, where he made his final recordings.

Count Basie and Jimmy Rushing recorded some of Carr's songs, and Basie's band shows the influence of Carr's piano style.

Carr's music has been recorded by a long list of artists, including Robert Johnson, Ray Charles, Big Bill Broonzy, Moon Mullican, Champion Jack Dupree, Lonnie Donegan, Long John Baldry, Memphis Slim, Barrelhouse Chuck and Eric Clapton

Born : March 27, 1905 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Died : April 29, 1935 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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Singles & EPs

1191 Leroy Carr - How Long - How Long Blues album art Leroy Carr How Long - How Long Blues Vocalion (2) 1191 US 1928 Sell This Version
1214 Leroy Carr - Mean Old Train Blues / Low Down Dirty Blues album art Leroy Carr Mean Old Train Blues / Low Down Dirty Blues(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (2) 1214 US 1928 Sell This Version
1232 Leroy Carr - You Got To Reap What You Sow / Truthful Blues album art Leroy Carr You Got To Reap What You Sow / Truthful Blues(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (2) 1232 US 1928 Sell This Version
1241 Leroy Carr - How Long How Long Blues - Part 2 / Prison Bound Blues album art Leroy Carr How Long How Long Blues - Part 2 / Prison Bound Blues(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (2) 1241 US 1929 Sell This Version
1432 Leroy Carr - Christmas In Jail - Ain't That A Pain / Prison Cell Blues album art Leroy Carr With Scrapper Blackwell Leroy Carr With Scrapper Blackwell - Christmas In Jail - Ain't That A Pain / Prison Cell Blues(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (2) 1432 US 1929 Sell This Version
1261 Leroy Carr - Baby Don't You Love Me No More / Tired Of Your Low Down Ways album art Leroy Carr Baby Don't You Love Me No More / Tired Of Your Low Down Ways(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (2) 1261 US 1929 Sell This Version
1541 Leroy Carr - Sloppy Drunk Blues / Hard Times Done Drove Me To Drink album art Leroy Carr Sloppy Drunk Blues / Hard Times Done Drove Me To Drink(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (2) 1541 US 1930 Sell This Version
1549 Leroy Carr - Four Day Rider / Alabama Women Blues album art Leroy Carr Four Day Rider / Alabama Women Blues(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (2) 1549 US 1930 Sell This Version
1435 Leroy Carr - The New How Long How Long Blues / Love Hides All Faults album art Leroy Carr The New How Long How Long Blues / Love Hides All Faults(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (2) 1435 US 1930 Sell This Version
1605 Leroy Carr - Low Down Dog Blues / Nineteen Thirty One Blues album art Leroy Carr Low Down Dog Blues / Nineteen Thirty One Blues(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (2) 1605 US 1931 Sell This Version
1703 Leroy Carr - Gone Mother Blues / Midnight Hour Blues album art Leroy Carr And Scrapper Blackwell Leroy Carr And Scrapper Blackwell - Gone Mother Blues / Midnight Hour Blues(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (2) 1703 US 1932 Sell This Version
02657 Leroy Carr - Mean Mistreater Mama / Blues Before Sunrise album art Leroy Carr And Scrapper Blackwell Leroy Carr And Scrapper Blackwell - Mean Mistreater Mama / Blues Before Sunrise Vocalion (2) 02657 US 1934 Sell This Version
02922 Leroy Carr - Stormy Night Blues / Moanful Blues album art Leroy Carr, Scrapper Blackwell Leroy Carr, Scrapper Blackwell - Stormy Night Blues / Moanful Blues(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (2) 02922 US 1934 Sell This Version
M-4827 Leroy Carr - Rocks In My Bed / Big Four Blues album art Leroy Carr Rocks In My Bed / Big Four Blues Bluebird (3) M-4827 US 1935 Sell This Version
B-5877 Leroy Carr - When The Sun Goes Down / Ain't It A Shame album art Leroy Carr When The Sun Goes Down / Ain't It A Shame Bluebird (3) B-5877 US 1935 Sell This Version
B-5946 Leroy Carr - Bad Luck All The Time / Just A Rag album art Leroy Carr Bad Luck All The Time / Just A Rag(Shellac, 10") Bluebird (3) B-5946 US 1935 Sell This Version
B-5963 Leroy Carr - Six Cold Feet In The Ground / Going Back Home album art Leroy Carr Six Cold Feet In The Ground / Going Back Home(Shellac, 10") Bluebird (3) B-5963 US 1935 Sell This Version
02986 Leroy Carr - Take A Walk Around The Corner / George Street Blues album art Leroy Carr With Scrapper Blackwell Leroy Carr With Scrapper Blackwell - Take A Walk Around The Corner / George Street Blues(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (2) 02986 US 1935 Sell This Version
462 021 TE Leroy Carr - Treasures Of North American Negro Music Volume 1 album art Leroy Carr Treasures Of North American Negro Music Volume 1 (EP) Fontana 462 021 TE Netherlands 1958 Sell This Version
86.333S Leroy Carr - Treasury Of Jazz No. 32 album art Leroy Carr Treasury Of Jazz No. 32(7", EP) RCA Victor 86.333S France 1963 Sell This Version
RCX 7168 Leroy Carr - RCA Victor Race Series Vol.2 album art Leroy Carr RCA Victor Race Series Vol.2(7", EP) RCA Victor RCX 7168 UK 1965 Sell This Version
02791 Leroy Carr - Barrel House Woman / Black Gal (What Makes Your Head So Hard?) album art Leroy Carr And Scrapper Blackwell Leroy Carr And Scrapper Blackwell - Barrel House Woman / Black Gal (What Makes Your Head So Hard?) Vocalion (2) 02791 US Unknown Sell This Version
02741 Leroy Carr - Corn Licker Blues/ Hurry Down Sunshine album art Leroy Carr, Scrapper Blackwell Leroy Carr, Scrapper Blackwell - Corn Licker Blues/ Hurry Down Sunshine(Shellac, 10", Sol) Vocalion (2) 02741 US Unknown Sell This Version
AA 515 Leroy Carr - Shade Lane Blues/ Mean Mistreater no. 2 album art Leroy Carr, Scrapper Blackwell Leroy Carr, Scrapper Blackwell - Shade Lane Blues/ Mean Mistreater no. 2(10") Jazz Society AA 515 Unknown Sell This Version
L 58. Leroy Carr - Easy Rider Blues / Alki Blues album art The Hokum Band / Leroy Carr The Hokum Band / Leroy Carr - Easy Rider Blues / Alki Blues(Shellac, 10", Ltd) Jazz Collector L 58. UK Unknown Sell This Version