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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)."

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Recordings (Results 51-75 of 282 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-74900 10-in. 1/27/1933 Your voice is ringing Gene Autry Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist, arranger, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-75101 10-in. 1/27/1933 Louisiana moon Gene Autry Male vocal solo, with violin and 2 guitars songwriter, vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-75956 10-in. 7/27/1933 That old feather bed on the farm Tom and Roy Male vocal duet, with 2 guitars songwriter  
Victor BS-75963 10-in. 7/28/1933 That silver haired daddy of mine Girls of the Golden West Female vocal duet, with guitar composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-80848 10-in. 10/9/1934 Round-up in Cheyenne Girls of the Golden West Female vocal duet, with guitar songwriter  
Victor BS-96271 10-in. 11/4/1935 My cross-eyed beau The Girls of the Golden West Female vocal duet, with guitar songwriter  
Victor BS-96275 10-in. 11/5/1935 Cowboy's heaven The Girls of the Golden West Female vocal duet, with guitar songwriter  
Victor BS-96277 10-in. 11/5/1935 There's an empty cot in the bunk house tonight The Girls of the Golden West Female vocal duet, with guitar lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-99330 10-in. 2/24/1936 That ramshackle shack Bill Boyd ; Cowboy Ramblers String band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-028935 10-in. 11/9/1938 You're the only star (In my blue heaven) Dick Todd Baritone vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-034478 10-in. 3/31/1939 You're the only star (In my blue heaven) Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal ensemble composer  
Victor BS-040626 10-in. 7/29/1939 Little old band of gold Blue Barron ; Russ Carlyle Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-053015 10-in. 5/24/1940 Back in the saddle again Kassels-in-the-Air Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-053517 10-in. 10/7/1940 Goodbye, little darlin', goodbye Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-054976 10-in. 8/7/1940 Goodbye, little darlin', goodbye Elton Britt Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-055582 10-in. 9/3/1940 Goodbye, little darlin', goodbye Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-060661 10-in. 2/19/1941 You waited too long Meredith Blake ; Gray Gordon Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor PBS-061379 10-in. 7/23/1941 Be honest with me Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Clyde Rogers ; Eddie Stone Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet and vocal ensemble songwriter  
Victor E0VB-3733 10-in. 7/21/1950 Cowboy's heaven Roy Rogers Male vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor D5AB-275 10-in. 5/18/1945 Darling, what more can I do? Elton Britt Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor D5AB-0422 10-in. 6/19/1945 At mail call today Bill Boyd ; Cowboy Ramblers Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor D6VB-2005 10-in. 1/10/1946 I wish I had never met sunshine (and sunshine had never met me) Roy Rogers Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor D7VB-2607 10-in. 12/8/1947 When the snowbirds cross the Rockies Stu Davis ; Northwesters Male vocal solo with instrumental sextet composer  
Columbia LA1530 10-in. 11/24/1937 There's a gold mine in the sky Gene Autry String band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia LA1531 10-in. 11/24/1937 Sail along, silv'ry moon Gene Autry String band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
(Results 51-75 of 282 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Autry, Gene," accessed April 17, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103669.

Autry, Gene. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 17, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103669.

"Autry, Gene." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 17 April 2024.

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

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