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Roy Smeck

(February 6th 1900 - April 5th 1994)

Born in Reading, Pennsylvania at the turn of the century Leroy Smeck was an instrumentalist who stated his career in Vaudeville and achieved fame billed as the "Wizard of the Strings". Influenced by prominent players of the day such as Eddie Lang, Harry Reser, and Hawaiian steel guitarist Sol Hoopii, Roy developed his own virtuoso style and became equally adept on a wide variety of stringed instruments. "Stringed Harmony" an early Lee DeForest Phonofilm short starring Roy Smeck debuted at New York's Rivoli Theater on April 15th 1923.

Videos:

Farewell Blues/Park in Paree (5:34)

His Pastimes (7:46)

How Come You Do Me Like You Do? (2:46)

Ukulele Virtuoso (2:14)

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