Cousin Leroy

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Cousin Leroy (also Leroy Rozier , actually Leroy Asbell , born September 30, 1925 in Chester , Dodge County , Georgia ; † February 26, 2008 in New York City ) was an American blues and rhythm & blues musician ( vocals , Guitar ) and songwriter .

Live and act

Cousin Leroy recorded the songs "Lonesome Bedroom" and "41 Highway" written by himself and Lucille Dupree in New York City in 1955; his backing band played champion Jack Dupree (piano), Larry Dale (guitar), Sid Wallace (bass) and Gene Brooks (drums). The recordings, however, went unpublished and appeared in later years on compilations from Bear Family Records . In the second half of the 1950s he presented singles such as “Goin 'Back Home” / “Catfish” (Groove 4G-012) and “I'm Lonesome” / “Up the River” (Ember E-1023) he had also written himself. Another song of his was "Will a Match Box Hold My Clothes".

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