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|
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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