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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 176-200 of 282 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia HCO1886 10-in. 7/2/1946 Cowboy blues Gene Autry String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, songwriter  
Columbia HCO1887 10-in. 7/2/1946 Gallivantin' Galveston gal Gene Autry String band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia HCO1888 10-in. 7/2/1946 Someday you'll want me to want you Gene Autry Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist  
Columbia C1913 10-in. 5/29/1937 I hate to say goodbye to the prairie Gene Autry ; Jimmy Long Male vocal duet, with string band vocalist, songwriter  
Columbia HCO1988 10-in. 9/2/1946 Can't shake the sands of Texas out of my shoes Gene Autry Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, songwriter  
Columbia HCO1989 10-in. 9/2/1946 Twilight on the trail Gene Autry Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist  
Columbia HCO1990 10-in. 8/30/1946 Red River Valley Gene Autry Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist  
Columbia HCO1991 10-in. 9/2/1946 Cowboy's heaven Gene Autry Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Columbia HCO2020 10-in. 9/9/1946 Here's to the ladies Gene Autry Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, songwriter  
Columbia HCO2021 10-in. 9/9/1946 The last mile Gene Autry String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, songwriter  
Columbia HCO2022 10-in. 9/9/1946 Dixie cannon ball Gene Autry String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, songwriter  
Columbia C2129 10-in. 2/28/1938 The roundup in Cheyenne Girls of the Golden West Female vocal duet, with guitar songwriter  
Columbia HCO2245 10-in. 3/5/1947 When the snowbirds cross the Rockies Gene Autry Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, songwriter  
Columbia HCO2246 10-in. 3/5/1947 A broken promise means a broken heart Gene Autry String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, songwriter  
Columbia HCO2247 10-in. 3/5/1947 The leaf of love Gene Autry String band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia HCO2248 10-in. 3/5/1947 The angel song Gene Autry Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, songwriter  
Columbia LA2336 10-in. 8/27/1940 Good old fashioned hoedown Gene Autry Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, songwriter  
Columbia HCO2586 10-in. 8/28/1947 An old-fashioned tree Gene Autry String band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia HCO2587 10-in. 8/28/1947 Here comes Santa Claus (down Santa Claus Lane) Gene Autry String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, songwriter  
Columbia HCO2588 10-in. 8/28/1947 Pretty Mary Gene Autry String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, songwriter  
Columbia WC2696 10-in. 9/11/1939 South of the border (down Mexico way) Gene Autry Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist  
Columbia WC2699 10-in. 9/12/1939 A gold mine in your heart Gene Autry Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, songwriter  
Columbia HCO2885 10-in. 12/5/1947 I'm a fool to care Gene Autry String band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia HCO2888 10-in. 12/5/1947 They warned me about you Gene Autry String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, songwriter  
Columbia HCO2889 10-in. 12/6/1947 Kentucky babe Gene Autry Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist  
(Results 176-200 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.

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

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