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Gene Autry

Orvon Grover "Gene" Autry (September 29, 1907 – October 2, 1998), nicknamed the Singing Cowboy, was an American actor, musician, singer, composer, rodeo performer, and baseball owner who gained fame largely by singing in a crooning style on radio, in films, and on television for more than three decades beginning in the early 1930s. Autry was the owner of a television station and several radio stations in Southern California. He was the founding owner of the California Angels franchise of Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1961 to 1997.

From 1934 to 1953, Autry appeared in 93 films, and between 1950 and 1956 hosted The Gene Autry Show television series. During the 1930s and 1940s, he personified the straight-shooting hero—honest, brave, and true. Autry was also one of the most important pioneering figures in the history of country music, considered the second major influential artist of the genre's development after Jimmie Rodgers. His singing cowboy films were the first vehicle to carry country music to a national audience. In addition to his signature song, "Back in the Saddle Again" and his hit "At Mail Call Today", Autry is still remembered for his Christmas songs, most especially his biggest hit "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" as well as "Frosty the Snowman", "Here Comes Santa Claus", and "Up on the House Top".

Autry is a member of both the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and is the only person to be awarded stars in all five categories on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, for film, television, music, radio, and live performance. The town of Gene Autry, Oklahoma, was named in his honor, as was the Gene Autry precinct in Mesa, Arizona.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 29, 1907 (Grayson County), Died October 2, 1998 (Studio City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, guitar, songwriter, composer, lyricist, yodeling, arranger, Musical group

Notes: Listed on some Columbia labels as "Gene Autry (The Yodeling Cowboy)."

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 226-250 of 282 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia RHCO4040 10-in. 4/12/1950 Mississippi Valley blues Gene Autry ; Cass County Boys ; Bert Dodson Male vocal solo, with vocal chorus and string band vocalist, songwriter  
Columbia HCO4049 10-in. 4/24/1950 I love you because Gene Autry Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist  
Columbia HCO4050 10-in. 4/24/1950 The last straw Gene Autry Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist  
Columbia RHCO4257 10-in. September 1950 The statue in the bay Gene Autry ; Cass County Boys ; Pinafores Male vocal solo, with vocal chorus and orchestra vocalist  
Columbia RHCO4262 10-in. September 1950 Let me cry on your sholder Gene Autry Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Columbia RHCO4344 10-in. 12/1/1950 The place where I worship (is the wide open spaces) Gene Autry Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Columbia CCO4514 10-in. 3/11/1946 Golden treasure Roy Acuff and his Smoky Mountain Boys String band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia CCO4994 10-in. 4/25/1948 A boy from Texas - a girl from Tennessee Gene Autry ; Melody Ranch Gang String band, with male vocal solo and mixed vocal chorus vocalist  
Columbia CCO4995 10-in. 4/25/1948 Blue shadows on the trail Gene Autry ; Melody Ranch Gang String band, with male vocal solo and mixed vocal chorus vocalist  
Columbia CO40935 10-in. 6/28/1949 I'm sealing this letter with tears National Champion Hillbillies ; Skeets Yaney String band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia CO41849 10-in. 11/2/1949 Mule train Gene Autry Male vocal solo, with orchestra and chorus vocalist  
Columbia CO41850 10-in. November 1949 A cowboy's serenade Gene Autry Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Columbia CO41851 10-in. 11/2/1949 Silver haired daddy Gene Autry ; Bert Dodson Male vocal duet, with string band vocalist, songwriter  
Columbia CO42641 10-in. 1/6/1950 My old pal of yesterday Buddy Starcher Male vocal solo, with string band songwriter  
Brunswick 16582 10-in. 1/17/1935 Old Missouri moon Gene Autry ; Jimmy Long Male vocal duet, with string band vocalist  
Brunswick E36199 10-in. 2/27/1931 Bear cat papa Frankie Marvin Male vocal solo, with 2 violins and guitar songwriter  
Brunswick E36200 10-in. 2/27/1931 True blue Bill Frankie Marvin Male vocal solo, with 2 violins and guitar lyricist, composer  
Brunswick E36864 10-in. 6/17/1931 Cowboy yodel Frankie Marvin Male vocal ensemble, with instrumental ensemble composer, lyricist  
Brunswick E36865 10-in. 6/17/1931 Cowboy’s heaven Frankie Marvin Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and accordion composer  
Brunswick C2700 10-in. 12/21/1928 Darling The Tune Peddlers Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist  
Brunswick 1459W-1461W 10-in. 10/14/1925 The old man on the hill George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica composer  
Brunswick DAL125 10-in. 9/22/1935 Nobody's darling but mine Gene Autry Male vocal solo, with guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick LA1451 10-in. 10/11/1937 The one rose (that's left in my heart) Gene Autry and his string band String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, Musical group, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick LA1453 10-in. 10/11/1937 Dust Gene Autry Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, songwriter  
Brunswick LA1464 10-in. 10/15/1937 End of my round-up days Gene Autry String band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
(Results 226-250 of 282 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Autry, Gene," accessed April 21, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103669.

Autry, Gene. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 21, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103669.

"Autry, Gene." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 21 April 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103669

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