Leroy Carr

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Birthday
27, 1905
Birthplace
Nashville, TN
Death Date
Apr 29, 1935 (30)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
27, 1905
Birthplace
Nashville, TN
Death Date
Apr 29, 1935 (30)

About

Blues musician who influenced the style of artists like T-Bone Walker and Ray Charles, forming hits of his own like 'How Long, How Long Blues.'

Before Fame

He taught himself piano in his teenage years and dropped out of school to make a living playing music on the road.

Trivia

His music was used by Count Basie's band.

Family Life

He was born in Nashville, Tennessee.

Associated With

His song "How Long, How Long Blues" became a genre standard, covered by everyone from Lou Rawls in 1962 to Eric Clapton thirty years later.