Leroy Robert White  (1888-1949)
Last updated: 09.10.23
According to the Internet source given below, Leroy Robert White, better known as Lee "Lasses" White or Leroy (sometimes Le Roy or Lee Roy) "Lasses" White, was an American vaudeville pianist, songwriter and entertainer.
Born in Wills Point, Texas was doing minstrel shows during the early 1900s, and wrote one of the first copyrighted twelve-bar blues, Nigger Blues (1913). After working on radio he entered the film industry in the late 1930s making some 70 films.
He died in Hollywood, California.

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This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 5 works by Leroy Robert White (1888-1949). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
Negro Blues (w&m) 1912  wvicon.gif
Lasses' Blues 1913  wvicon.gif
Nigger Blues (w&m) 1913  Pub. youtube15.jpg
Honey Kiss Your Papa Goodbye 1914
Midnight Blues (w&m) 1920  wvicon.gif
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youtube15.jpg L..R. White Nigger Blues (2:27) George O'Connor