Leroy Carr

Chicago blues, Musical Artist

1905 – 1935

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Who was Leroy Carr?

Leroy Carr was an 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" on Vocalion Records in 1928.

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Born
Mar 27, 1905
Nashville
Also known as
  • Carr, Leroy
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Nashville
Died
Apr 29, 1935
Indianapolis

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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