Stuart Hamblen

Stuart Hamblen (born Carl Stuart Hamblen; October 20, 1908 – March 8, 1989) was an American entertainer who became one of radio's first singing cowboys in 1926, going on to become a singer, actor, radio show host, and songwriter, later undergoing a Christian conversion and becoming a Temperance movement supporter and recurring candidate for political office. He is best known as the composer of the song "This Ole House" (1954), most notably recorded by Rosemary Clooney and Shakin' Stevens.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 20th, 1908 (Santa Monica), Died March 8th, 1989 (Santa Monica)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1929 - 1959

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, composer, guitar, lyricist, arranger

Notes: Victor ledgers: "Cowboy Joe from Abilene, Texas."

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 50 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-49424 10-in. 6/6/1929 The boy in blue Stuart Hamblen Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Victor BVE-49425 10-in. 6/6/1929 Drifting back to Dixie Stuart Hamblen Male vocal solo, with guitar composer, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Victor BVE-49426 10-in. 6/6/1929 When the moon shines down upon the mountain Stuart Hamblen Male vocal solo, with guitar composer, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Victor BVE-49427 10-in. 6/6/1929 The big rock candy mountains, no. 2 Stuart Hamblen Male vocal solo, with guitar arranger, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Victor PBVE-54736 10-in. 3/21/1930 Wrong keyhole Stuart Hamblen Male vocal solo, with guitar composer, vocalist  
Victor PBVE-54737 10-in. 3/21/1930 I gotta feelin' Stuart Hamblen Male vocal solo, with guitar composer, vocalist  
Victor PBVE-54781 10-in. 5/5/1930 Hawaii Stuart Hamblen Male vocal solo, with steel guitar, guitar, and ukulele composer, vocalist  
Victor PBVE-54782 10-in. 5/5/1930 Standin' on the pier in the rain Stuart Hamblen Male vocal solo, with steel guitar, guitar, and ukulele lyricist, composer, vocalist  
Victor PBVE-61014 10-in. 8/21/1930 By the sleepy Rio Grande Stuart Hamblen Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars and violin composer, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Victor PBVE-61015 10-in. 8/21/1930 The sailor's farewell Stuart Hamblen Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars and violin instrumentalist, guitar, composer, vocalist  
Victor PBVE-68334 10-in. 11/13/1931 Golden river Stuart Hamblen ; Ted Dahl Orchestra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist, composer, vocalist  
Victor PBVE-68335 10-in. 11/13/1931 Dream book of memories Stuart Hamblen ; Ted Dahl Orchestra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist, composer, vocalist  
Victor PBVE-68336 10-in. 11/13/1931 My brown-eyed Texas rose Stuart Hamblen ; Ted Dahl Orchestra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist, composer, vocalist  
Victor PBVE-68337 10-in. 11/13/1931 My Mary Stuart Hamblen ; Ted Dahl Orchestra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist, composer, vocalist  
Victor BVE-82766 10-in. 4/2/1934 My Mary Jesse Rodgers Male vocal solo, with guitar lyricist, composer  
Victor BVE-82767 10-in. 4/2/1934 My brown-eyed Texas rose Jesse Rodgers Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-041283 10-in. 8/23/1939 Back on the Texas plains Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with yodeling, guitar, and mandolin composer  
Victor E0VB-5252 10-in. 8/15/1950 I'll find you Elton Britt ; Skytoppers Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor E0VB-5253 10-in. 8/15/1950 (Remember me) I'm the one who loves you Elton Britt ; Skytoppers Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor E0VB-5831 10-in. 10/22/1950 It is no secret Rosalie Allen ; Elton Britt ; Skytoppers Male-female vocal duet, with string band composer  
Victor E1VB-0921 10" 1/31/1951 Right way, wrong way Anita Carter Female vocal solo, with string band composer  
Victor E1VB-0924 10" 1/31/1951 You're always brand new Chet Atkins ; Danny Dill ; Guitar Pickers (Chet Atkins) Male vocal solo, with string band composer  
Victor E1VB-0927 10" 2/2/1951 My life with you Annie Lou and Danny ; Chet Atkins ; Carter Sisters ; Guitar Pickers (Chet Atkins) Male female vocal duet, with female vocal trio and string band composer  
Decca 104989 5/16/1958 You can't love without giving Stuart Hamblen vocalist  
Decca 104990 5/16/1958 Someone Stuart Hamblen vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 50 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hamblen, Stuart," accessed December 6, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106829.

Hamblen, Stuart. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 6, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106829.

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