Leroy Carr

By J Poet

Blues pianist Leroy Carr was one of the seminal figures in the genre’s history, and he was a key figure in transforming the blues from rural folk music to a more sophisticated urban style. The word crooner wasn’t in use during his short heyday in the 1920s-’30s, but his smooth vocal style influenced singers like Champion Jack Dupree, Charles Brown, Nat King Cole, Ray Charles and Lou Rawls. Carr’s composition “How Long, How Long Blues” is one of the best-known blues songs ever penned. With his partner, guitarist Scrapper Blackwell—whose own innovative... Read More

City Of Origin:
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Genre:
Blues, Piano Blues
Birthdate:
03/27/1905
Death date:
04/29/1935
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How Long Has this Evening Train Been Gone?

Leroy Carr Vol. 2 (LP)
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Quittin' Papa

Leroy Carr Vol. 2 (LP)
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I Keep The Blues

Leroy Carr Vol. 2 (LP)
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I Ain't Got No Money

Leroy Carr Vol. 2 (LP)
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Motherless Child

Leroy Carr Vol. 2 (LP)
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Stormy Night Blues

Leroy Carr Vol. 2 (LP)
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Hard Hearted Papa

Leroy Carr Vol. 2 (LP)
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