Image Source: Wikipedia

Roy Rogers

Roy Rogers (born Leonard Franklin Slye, November 5, 1911 – July 6, 1998) was an American singer, actor, and television host. He was one of the most popular Western stars of his era. Known as the "King of the Cowboys", he appeared in over 100 films and numerous radio and television episodes of The Roy Rogers Show. In many of his films and television episodes, he appeared with his wife, Dale Evans, his golden palomino Trigger; and his German shepherd, Bullet. His show was broadcast on radio for nine years and then on television from 1951 through 1957. His early roles were uncredited parts in films by fellow cowboy singing star Gene Autry and his productions usually featured a sidekick, often Pat Brady, Andy Devine, George "Gabby" Hayes, or Smiley Burnette. In his later years, he lent his name to the franchise chain of Roy Rogers Restaurants.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 5, 1911 (Cincinnati), Died July 6, 1998 (Apple Valley)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, guitar, square dance caller , composer, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 121 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor E0VB-3547 10-in. 2/8/1950 Peter cottontail Roy Rogers Male vocal solo, with string band and vocal harmonies vocalist  
Victor E0VB-3589 10-in. 3/30/1950 He is so precious to me Dale Evans ; Roy Rogers Female-male vocal duet, with vocal ensemble and instrumental quartet vocalist  
Victor E0VB-3590 10-in. 3/30/1950 Love lifted me Dale Evans ; Roy Rogers Female-male vocal duet, with vocal ensemble and instrumental quartet vocalist  
Victor E0VB-3591 10-in. 3/30/1950 What a friend we have in Jesus Dale Evans ; Roy Rogers Female-male vocal duet, with vocal ensemble and instrumental quartet vocalist  
Victor E0VB-3592 10-in. 3/30/1950 The old rugged cross Dale Evans ; Roy Rogers Female-male vocal duet, with vocal ensemble and instrumental quartet vocalist  
Victor E0VB-3593 10-in. 3/30/1950 Since Jesus came into my heart Dale Evans ; Roy Rogers Female-male vocal duet, with vocal ensemble and instrumental quartet vocalist  
Victor E0VB-3594 10-in. 3/30/1950 In the garden Dale Evans ; Roy Rogers Female-male vocal duet, with vocal ensemble and instrumental quartet vocalist  
Victor E0VB-3595 10-in. 3/30/1950 I love to tell the story Dale Evans ; Roy Rogers Female-male vocal duet, with vocal ensemble and instrumental quartet vocalist  
Victor E0VB-3596 10-in. 3/31/1950 Where he leads me Dale Evans ; Roy Rogers Female vocal solo, with mixed vocal chorus and orchestra vocalist  
Victor E0VB-3597 10-in. 3/31/1950 No bed of roses Dale Evans ; Roy Rogers Male-female vocal duet, with vocal quartet and instrumental ensemble songwriter, vocalist  
Victor E0VB-3614 10-in. 4/19/1950 Me and my teddy bear Roy Rogers Male vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and string band vocalist  
Victor E0VB-3615 10-in. 4/19/1950 Buffalo Billy Roy Rogers Male vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and string band vocalist  
Victor E0VB-3720 10-in. 7/20/1950 Smiles are made out of sunshine Dale Evans ; Roy Rogers Male-female vocal duet, with string band vocalist  
Victor E0VB-3721 10-in. 7/20/1950 Easter parade Dale Evans ; Roy Rogers Male-female vocal duet, with male vocal quartet and string band vocalist  
Victor E0VB-3723 10-in. 7/20/1950 Yellow bonnets and polka dot shoes Roy Rogers Male-female vocal duet, with male vocal quartet and string band vocalist  
Victor E0VB-3728 10-in. 7/20/1950 Gabby the gobbler Roy Rogers Male vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor E0VB-3729 10-in. 7/20/1950 Frosty the snow man Roy Rogers Male vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor E0VB-3730 10-in. 7/20/1950 Peter cottontail Roy Rogers Male vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor E0VB-3731 10-in. 7/21/1950 Ride son, ride Roy Rogers Male vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor E0VB-3732 10-in. 7/21/1950 The story of Bucky and Dan Roy Rogers Male vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor E0VB-3733 10-in. 7/21/1950 Cowboy's heaven Roy Rogers Male vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor E1VB-0552 10" 1/29/1951 Katy (the hoppinest kangaroo) Frank Worth Orchestra ; Roy Rogers ; Roy Rogers Riders ; Frank Worth Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Victor E1VB-0553 10" 1/29/1951 Yogy the dogie (with the ribbon on his tail) Frank Worth Orchestra ; Roy Rogers ; Roy Rogers Riders ; Frank Worth Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Victor E1VB-0554 10" 1/29/1951 Pliney Jane Frank Worth Orchestra ; Roy Rogers ; Roy Rogers Riders ; Frank Worth Male vocal solo, with male vocal ensemble and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor E1VB-0622 10" 4/27/1951 I wish I wuz Frank Worth Orchestra ; Roy Rogers ; Roy Rogers Riders ; Frank Worth Male vocal solo, with male vocal ensemble and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 121 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Rogers, Roy," accessed January 27, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102648.

Rogers, Roy. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 27, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102648.

"Rogers, Roy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 27 January 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102648

Feedback

Send the Editors a message about this record.