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Roy Smeck (born Leroy Smeck, 6 February 1900 – 5 April 1994) was an American musician. His skill on the banjo, guitar, steel guitar, and especially the ukulele earned him the nickname "Wizard of the Strings."

Born in Reading, Pennsylvania, Smeck started on the vaudeville circuit. His style was influenced by Eddie Lang, Ikey Robinson, banjoist Harry Reser, and steel guitarist Sol Hoopii. Smeck could not sing well, so he…

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  • Sliding in some utterly cheerful ukelele peckin' & smeckin'. Hello Roy, can I come over?
  • So it's a bleak and blustery December day with a windchill of -9 and I'm wearing my coat indoors because the power just came back on after the 30mph straight-line winds blew something across the power lines but I put on that Roy Smeck and it's like... aloha.

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