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 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 44 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 vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-49425 10-in. 6/6/1929 Drifting back to Dixie Stuart Hamblen Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BVE-49426 10-in. 6/6/1929 When the moon shines down upon the mountain Stuart Hamblen Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BVE-49427 10-in. 6/6/1929 The big rock candy mountains, no. 2 Stuart Hamblen Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, arranger  
Victor PBVE-54736 10-in. 3/21/1930 Wrong keyhole Stuart Hamblen Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer  
Victor PBVE-54737 10-in. 3/21/1930 I gotta feelin' Stuart Hamblen Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer  
Victor PBVE-54781 10-in. 5/5/1930 Hawaii Stuart Hamblen Male vocal solo, with steel guitar, guitar, and ukulele vocalist, composer  
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 vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Victor PBVE-61014 10-in. 8/21/1930 By the sleepy Rio Grande Stuart Hamblen Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars and violin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor PBVE-61015 10-in. 8/21/1930 The sailor's farewell Stuart Hamblen Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars and violin vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor PBVE-68334 10-in. 11/13/1931 Golden river Stuart Hamblen ; Ted Dahl Orchestra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Victor PBVE-68335 10-in. 11/13/1931 Dream book of memories Stuart Hamblen ; Ted Dahl Orchestra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Victor PBVE-68336 10-in. 11/13/1931 My brown-eyed Texas rose Stuart Hamblen ; Ted Dahl Orchestra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Victor PBVE-68337 10-in. 11/13/1931 My Mary Stuart Hamblen ; Ted Dahl Orchestra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-82766 10-in. 4/2/1934 My Mary Jesse Rodgers Male vocal solo, with guitar composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-82767 10-in. 4/2/1934 My brown-eyed Texas rose Jesse Rodgers Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-041283 10-in. 8/23/1939 Back on the Texas plains Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with yodeling, guitar, and mandolin composer  
Decca 104989 5/16/1958 You can't love without giving Stuart Hamblen vocalist  
Decca 104990 5/16/1958 Someone Stuart Hamblen vocalist  
Decca DLA 104 10-in. 2/23/1935 Sunshine alley Stuart Hamblen Jubilee instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca DLA 105 10-in. 2/23/1935 Lola Lee Stuart Hamblen Jubilee instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca DLA 106 10-in. 2/23/1935 Be just like your Daddy Stuart Hamblen Jubilee instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca DLA 107 10-in. 2/23/1935 Poor boy Stuart Hamblen Jubilee instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 11078 7/30/1958 I ' ll find you Stuart Hamblen vocalist  
Decca L 11079 7/30/1958 So dear to my heart Stuart Hamblen vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 44 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hamblen, Stuart," accessed October 20, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106829.

Hamblen, Stuart. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 20, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106829.

"Hamblen, Stuart." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 20 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106829

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