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Red Foley

Clyde Julian Foley (June 17, 1910 – September 19, 1968), known professionally as Red Foley, was an American singer, musician, and radio and TV personality who made a major contribution to the growth of country music after World War II.

For more than two decades, Foley was one of the biggest stars of the genre, selling more than 25 million records. His 1951 hit, "Peace in the Valley", was among the first million-selling gospel records. A Grand Ole Opry veteran until his death, Foley also hosted the first popular country music series on network television, Ozark Jubilee, from 1955 to 1960.

He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, which called him "one of the most versatile and moving performers of all time" and "a giant influence during the formative years of contemporary Country music."

Birth and Death Data: Born June 17th, 1910 (Kentucky), Died September 19th, 1968 (Fort Wayne)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1933 - 1968

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, guitar, composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 466 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor MS-76883 16-in. 8/10/1933 Willard's tablet program. Series B. No. 1 Cumberland Ridge Runners ; John Lair Radio transcription disc : Vocal and instrumental ensemble, with announcements vocalist  
Victor MS-76884 16-in. 8/10/1933 Willard's tablet program. Series B. No. 2 Cumberland Ridge Runners ; John Lair Radio transcription disc : Vocal and instrumental ensemble, with announcements vocalist  
Victor MS-76885 16-in. 8/10/1933 Willard's tablet program. Series B. No. 3 Cumberland Ridge Runners ; John Lair Radio transcription disc : Vocal and instrumental ensemble, with announcements vocalist  
Victor MS-76886 16-in. 8/10/1933 Willard's tablet program. Series B. No. 4 Cumberland Ridge Runners ; John Lair Radio transcription disc : Vocal and instrumental ensemble, with announcements vocalist  
Victor MS-76887 16-in. 8/10/1933 Willard's tablet program. Series B. No. 5 Cumberland Ridge Runners ; John Lair Vocal and instrumental ensemble, with talk vocalist  
Victor BS-056521 10-in. 10/11/1940 Old Shep The Pine Ridge Boys Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars composer  
Victor BS-071013 10-in. 9/29/1941 Lonesome for you, Annabelle The Pine Ridge Boys Male vocal duet, with guitar composer  
Decca 72135 10-in. 5/4/1944 Smoke on the water Red Foley vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 72136 10-in. 5/4/1944 There's a blue star shining bright (in a window tonight) Red Foley vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 72137 10-in. 5/4/1944 Hang your head in shame Red Foley vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 72138 10-in. 5/4/1944 You sang my love song to somebody else Red Foley vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 72703 10-in. 1/17/1945 I'll never let you worry my mind Red Foley vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 72704 1/17/1945 One little lie too many Red Foley vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 72705 10-in. 1/17/1945 Open that door Red Foley vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 72706 10-in. 1/17/1945 A pillow of sighs and tears Red Foley vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 72957 10-in. 6/26/1945 At mail call today Lawrence Welk Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 72958 10-in. 6/26/1945 Shame on you Lawrence Welk Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 73289 1/21/1946 Harriet Red Foley vocalist  
Decca 73290 1/21/1946 Love to you is just a game Red Foley vocalist  
Decca 73291 1/21/1946 Honey, be my honey bee Red Foley vocalist  
Decca 73292 1/21/1946 My poor little heart is broken Red Foley vocalist  
Decca 73654 7/31/1946 Till the end of time Red Foley vocalist  
Decca 73655 7/31/1946 Atomic power Red Foley vocalist  
Decca 73656 7/31/1946 Foggy river Red Foley vocalist  
Decca 73657 7/31/1946 Foggy river Red Foley vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 466 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Foley, Red," accessed July 29, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106656.

Foley, Red. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 29, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106656.

"Foley, Red." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 29 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106656

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