Leroy Carr

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by Leroy Carr

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27 March 1905, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, d. 29 April 1935, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. A self-taught pianist, Carr grew up in Kentucky and Indiana but was on the road working with a travelling circus when still in his teens. In the early 20s he was playing piano, often as an accompanist to singers, mostly in and around Covington, Kentucky. In the mid-20s he partnered Scrapper Blackwell, touring and recording with him. Carr’s singing style, a bittersweet, poetic interpretation of the... Read more

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blues
piano
classic blues
piano blues
chicago blues
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