The great Roy Smeck, born on this date in 1900, is widely remembered today as a master of the ukulele, but he could play just about anything with strings on it, as evidenced by the following video. Happy birthday, Roy.
The first track, “Goodnight, Mother,” is a World War II-era recording that features vocalist Dick Todd singing with Leonard Joy’s Orchestra.
The second track, “My Mom,” was recorded in 1932 and features the great Roy Smeck on guitar, accompanied by the Vito Trio.
The final track, “My Mammy,” dates from 1946 and features Al Jolson accompanied by Morris Stoloff and His Orchestra.
Happy Mother’s Day to all from Cladrite Radio!