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Jenny Lou Carson

Jenny Lou Carson, (January 13, 1915–December 16, 1978), born Virginia Lucille Overstake, was an American country music singer-songwriter and the first woman to write a No. 1 country music hit. From 1945 to 1955 she was one of the most prolific songwriters in country music.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 13th, 1915 (Decatur), Died December 16th, 1978 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1944 - 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, vocalist, songwriter, lyricist

Notes: The professional name of Lucille Overstake.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor E0VB-3836 10-in. 3/2/1950 I wanna sit Rosalie Allen ; Black River Riders Female vocal solo, with string band composer  
Victor E0VB-4285 10-in. 4/27/1950 A million miles from your heart Eddy Arnold Male vocal solo, with string band composer  
Victor D5AB-275 10-in. 5/18/1945 Darling, what more can I do? Elton Britt Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor E0VB-5501 10-in. 8/20/1950 The lovebug itch Eddy Arnold Male vocal solo, with string band songwriter  
Victor E0VB-5818 10-in. 10/20/1950 Station L-O-V-E signing off Rosalie Allen ; Black River Riders Female vocal solo, with string band composer  
Victor E1VB-0533 10" 1/23/1951 A bad penny always returns California Cowhands ; Hank Penny Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor D5AB-0494 10-in. 7/9/1945 Many tears ago Eddy Arnold ; Tennessee Plowboys Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor D7VB-2335 10-in. 12/4/1947 The last time I saw Mary Ernie Lee ; Midwesterners (Ernie Lee) Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor D8VB-4089 10-in. 12/20/1948 The echo of your footsteps Eddy Arnold String band, with male vocal solo and piano composer  
Victor D8VB-4096 10-in. 12/21/1948 Don't rob another man's castle Eddy Arnold Male vocal solo, with string band composer  
Victor D9VB-0407 10-in. 3/8/1949 Marriage vow Rainbow Ranch Boys ; Hank Snow Male vocal solo, with string band composer  
Victor D9VB-0782 10-in. 11/17/1949 Foolish tears Spade Cooley ; Ginny Jackson ; Spade Cooley Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor D9VB-1240 10-in. 4/5/1949 C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S Eddy Arnold Male vocal solo, with string band lyricist  
Victor D9VB-1257 10-in. 4/8/1949 Reaching for the moon Elton Britt ; Skytoppers Male vocal solo, with string band composer  
Victor D9AB-1938 10-in. 9/30/1949 Foolish tears Eddie Fisher Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor D9VB-2245 10-in. 9/14/1949 Revenge Panhandle Punchers ; Texas Jim Robertson Male vocal solo, with string band composer  
Decca 72508 11/10/1944 I'll never cry again over you Jenny Lou Carson vocalist  
Decca 72509 10-in. 11/10/1944 I'll keep smiling Jenny Lou Carson vocalist  
Decca 72510 10-in. 11/10/1944 Tell him I'm blue Jenny Lou Carson vocalist  
Decca 72511 10-in. 11/10/1944 You've gotta quit makin' me blue Jenny Lou Carson vocalist  
Decca 72519 10-in. 11/13/1944 Jealous heart Jenny Lou Carson vocalist  
Decca 72520 10-in. 11/13/1944 Since I'm learning not to yearn Jenny Lou Carson vocalist  
Decca 72521 10-in. 11/13/1944 Dear God, watch over Joe Jenny Lou Carson vocalist  
Decca 72522 10-in. 11/13/1944 Many tears ago Jenny Lou Carson vocalist  
Decca L 5114 8/15/1949 Jealous heart Leighton Noble composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carson, Jenny Lou," accessed November 30, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107323.

Carson, Jenny Lou. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 30, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107323.

"Carson, Jenny Lou." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 30 November 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107323

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