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Pinky Tomlin

Truman Virgil "Pinky" Tomlin (September 9, 1907 – December 12, 1987) was a singer, songwriter, bandleader, and actor of the 1930s and 1940s. In addition to performing in occasional motion pictures, he wrote and published 22 songs, several of which were in the top ten on the "Hit Parade". A song he had written in 1938, "In Ole Oklahoma", was named as Oklahoma's state song by the Oklahoma State Junior Chamber of Commerce.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 9th, 1907 (Eros, Arkansas), Died December 12th, 1987 (North Hollywood)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1934 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, songwriter, composer, lyricist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 31 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-85010 10-in. 11/12/1934 The object of my affection Lee Bennett ; Jan Garber Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-86441 10-in. 12/13/1934 The object of my affection Rhythm Kings Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BVE-87636 10-in. 1/19/1935 The object of my affection The Harmonettes Female vocal trio, with piano songwriter  
Victor BVE-87646 10-in. 1/21/1935 Don't be afraid to tell your mother Charlie Barnet Orchestra ; Marion Nichols Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-88784 10-in. 3/6/1935 What's the reason (I'm not pleasin' you) Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-88785 10-in. 3/6/1935 What's the reason (I'm not pleasin' you) Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor PBS-90323 10-in. 7/22/1935 That's what you think Fritz Heilbron ; Jan Garber Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-94377 10-in. 8/8/1935 What's the reason (I'm not pleasin' you) Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin composer  
Victor BS-94515 10-in. 8/14/1935 That's what you think Joe Kennedy Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-06462 10-in. 3/26/1937 The love bug will bite you (if you don't watch out) Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet composer  
Victor BS-06672 10-in. 3/17/1937 The love bug will bite you (If you don't watch out) Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio and vocal ensemble lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-07748 10-in. 4/9/1937 The love bug will bite you (If you don't watch out) Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor PBS-09680 10-in. 9/5/1937 The object of my affections Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-017081 10-in. 11/19/1937 I told Santa Claus to bring me you Jimmy Ray Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-021154 10-in. 3/11/1938 Lost and found Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-021417 10-in. 3/10/1938 Lost and found Dick Stabile Orchestra ; Paula Kelly Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-024072 10-in. 7/22/1938 What are you doin' tonight Bon Bon ; Jan Savitt ; Top Hatters Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-027479 10-in. 10/10/1938 In ole Oklahoma Dick Todd Baritone vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-045778 10-in. 12/19/1939 If it wasn't for the moon Blue Barron ; Alan Holmes Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Decca DLA 1280 10-in. 4/23/1938 The old oaken bucket Pinky Tomlin vocalist  
Decca DLA 1281 10-in. 4/23/1938 Smiles Pinky Tomlin vocalist  
Decca DLA 1282 10-in. 4/23/1938 Red wing Pinky Tomlin vocalist  
Decca DLA 1283 10-in. 4/23/1938 Red River valley Pinky Tomlin vocalist  
Decca DLA 1404 10-in. 8/15/1939 In Ole Oklahoma-1 Pinky Tomlin vocalist  
Decca DLA 1405 10-in. 8/15/1939 Ragtime cowboy Joe-1 Pinky Tomlin vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 31 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Tomlin, Pinky," accessed April 20, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103020.

Tomlin, Pinky. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 20, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103020.

"Tomlin, Pinky." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 20 April 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103020

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