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Leroy Carr

voc, p, 1905-1935 US, Nashville
Singer / Musician / Composer of Blues

American blues pianist, singer and composer, best known for his first release on Vocalion in 1928, "How Long, How Long Blues." Born : March 27, 1905 in Nashville, Tennessee. Died : April 29, 1935 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

        
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Piano
Genres
  • Blues
  • Country
Popular Tracks   
Papa's on the House Top on The Essential Leroy Carr by Leroy Carr
When The Sun Goes Down on Leroy Carr Vol. 6 by Leroy Carr
How Long, How Long Blues on The Essential Leroy Carr by Leroy Carr
Let's Disagree on Leroy Carr Vol. 3 by Leroy Carr
Blues Before Sunrise on Blues Before Sunrise by Leroy Carr
Suicide Blues on The Essential Leroy Carr by Leroy Carr
How Long - How Long Blues on Leroy Carr Vol. 1 by Leroy Carr
Long Road Blues on Leroy Carr Vol. 3 by Leroy Carr
Prison Bound Blues on The Essential Leroy Carr by Leroy Carr
Six Cold Feet of Ground on The Essential Leroy Carr by Leroy Carr

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
The Best Of Leroy Carr Vol.1 - Whiskey Is My HabitLeroy Carr2008Compil.
How Long How Long Blues [His Best 23 Songs]Leroy Carr2008Compil.
Volume 1 1928-1934Leroy Carr, Scrapper Blackwell2007Album
Whiskey Is My Habit, Good Women Is All I Crave: The Best Of Leroy CarrLeroy Carr2004Compil.
Prison Bound BluesLeroy Carr2004Compil.
The EssentialLeroy Carr2002Compil.
Sloppy DrunkLeroy Carr1998Compil.
How Long Blues 1928-1935Leroy Carr, Scrapper Blackwell1997Compil.
Leroy CarrLeroy Carr1996Compil.
Unissued Test Pressings And Alternate Takes 1934-1937Leroy Carr / Black Boy Shine1996Compil.
(1930-1958) Remaining Titles & Alternate TakesLeroy Carr & Scrapper Blackwell1996Compil.
Naptown BluesLeroy Carr1996Compil.
Jazz & Blues CollectionLeroy Carr1996Compil.
21 Blues Giants④ Leroy CarrLeroy Carr1995Compil.
Hurry Down Sunshine • The Essential Recordings Of Leroy CarrLeroy Carr1995Compil.
Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order Volume 2 (1929-1930)Leroy Carr1992Compil.
Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order Volume 6 (1934-1935)Leroy Carr1992Compil.
Vol. 2 (1929-1935)Leroy Carr1992Compil.
Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order Volume 5 (1934)Leroy Carr1992Compil.
Treasures Of North American Negro Music Volume 1Leroy Carr1992Single
Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order Volume 4 (1932-1934)Leroy Carr1992Compil.
Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order Volume 1 (1928-1929)Leroy Carr1992Compil.
Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order Volume 3 (1930-1932)Leroy Carr1992Compil.
The Piano Blues 1930-1935Leroy Carr1990Compil.
(1930-1958) Remaining Titles & Alternate TakesLeroy Carr & Scrapper Blackwell1989Compil.
1929-1934Leroy Carr & Scrapper Blackwell1988Compil.
Great Piano-Guitar Duets (1929-1935)Leroy Carr & Scrapper Blackwell1987Compil.
Leroy Carr 1928: Complete Recordings In Chronological OrderLeroy Carr1983Compil.
'Don't Cry When I'm Gone' - Leroy Carr 1930-1935Leroy Carr1978Compil.
Naptown Blues 1929-1934Leroy Carr & Scrapper Blackwell1973Compil.
Singin' The Blues - 1934Leroy Carr1973Compil.
1928 - 34Leroy Carr1971Compil.
RCA Victor Race Series Vol.2Leroy Carr1965Single
Treasury Of Jazz No. 32Leroy Carr1963Single
Blues Before SunriseLeroy Carr1962Album
Bad Luck All The Time / Just A RagLeroy Carr1935Album
Take A Walk Around The Corner / George Street BluesLeroy Carr With Scrapper Blackwell1935Album
Rocks In My Bed / Big Four BluesLeroy Carr1935Album
Six Cold Feet In The Ground / Going Back HomeLeroy Carr1935Album
Mean Mistreater Mama / Blues Before SunriseLeroy Carr And Scrapper Blackwell1934Album
Gone Mother Blues / Midnight Hour BluesLeroy Carr And Scrapper Blackwell1932Album
The New How Long How Long Blues / Love Hides All FaultsLeroy Carr1930Album
Barrel House Woman / Black Gal (What Makes Your Head So Hard?)Leroy Carr And Scrapper Blackwell1930Album
Prison Bound Blues / How Long How Long Blues - Part 2Leroy Carr1929Album
Big House Blues / New How Long How Long Blues-Pt. 2Leroy Carr1929Album
Naptown BluesLeroy Carr1929Compil.
Vol. 2Leroy Carr1929Compil.
Naptown BluesLeroy Carr1929Compil.
Christmas In Jail - Ain't That A Pain / Prison Cell BluesLeroy Carr With Scrapper Blackwell1929Album
How Long - How Long BluesLeroy Carr1928Album
Mean Old Train Blues / Low Down Dirty BluesLeroy Carr1928Album
When The Sun Goes Down / Ain't It A ShameLeroy CarrAlbum
Southbound BluesLeroy CarrCompil.
Easy Rider Blues / Alki BluesLeroy CarrAlbum
1929-1935Leroy Carr And Scrapper BlackwellCompil.
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