Roy Frederick Bargy  (1894-1974)
Last updated: 21.02.17
According to the Internet source given below, Roy Frederick Bargy was an American pianist, composer and arranger of popular music, conductor and music director. He was born in Newaygo, Michigan and raised in Toledo, Ohio where he started at a very early age taking piano lessons. He first worked in Toledo as a pianist in silent film theatres. In 1919, he worked in Chicago for Charlie Straight who employed him to both to write his own novelty and ragtime music, and to edit popular songs of the day for publication by the Imperial Piano Roll Company. In this role Bargy was in competition with Zez Confrey, the star at the QRS Piano Roll Company.
Whilst working for the Imperial Piano Roll Company he became pianist, arranger and musical director of the Benson Orchestra, Chicago in 1921. After some years with his own orchestra, he worked with Paul Whiteman's dance orchestra as pianist and arranger from 1928 until 1940. Until his retirement in 1963 worked with Lanny Ross, Xavier Cugat, Lanny Ross, Gerry Moore and the comedian Jimmy Durante who hired him as his musical director. Bargy remained with Jimmy for the next twenty years.

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[§] A Blue Streak (1921) A/T/T/B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
[§] Rufenreddy (1921) S/D/A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
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DBE638 Blue Streak (1921) - Rag Fox-Trot
A/T/T/B/B/GB(B)A/T/T/B/B/GB(B), approx. 5½ mins.
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DBE639 Rufenreddy (1921) - Syncopation
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This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 16 works by Roy Frederick Bargy (1894-1974). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Key: Items on hold

Ditto I'll Have the Same (1920)
Knice and Knifty (1922) wvicon.gif
Co-Author: C.T. Straight
Piano Roll: Victor 18969
Omeomy (1920)
Piano Roll: Imperial 513070
Pianoflage (1922) wvicon.gif
Piano Roll: Victor 18969
A Blue Streak (1921) wvicon.gif
Piano Roll: Imperial 513600
Sunshine Capers (1922) wvicon.gif
Piano Roll: Victor 19320
Rufenreddy (1921) wvicon.gif
Co-Author: C.T. Straight
Tee-Pee Blues (1922) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Bargy Co-Authors: Roger Lewis, E. Erdman
Slipova (1921) wvicon.gif
Piano Roll: Imperial 513070
Sweet and Tender (1923) wvicon.gif
Piano Roll: Imperial 513980
Behave Yourself (1922) wvicon.gif
Feeding The Kitty (1924)
Jim Jams (1922) wvicon.gif
Piano Roll: Victor 19537
Get Lucky (1924) wvicon.gif
Justin-Tyme (1922) wvicon.gif
Trouble In Thirds (1925)