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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 13, 1915 (Decatur), Died December 16, 1978 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1944 - 1951

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

Notes: The professional name of Lucille Overstake.

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 51 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D7VB-2308 10-in. 12/1/1947 I feel like cryin' (over you) Jenny Lou Carson ; Tumbleweed Troubadours Female vocal solo, with string band vocalist, composer, leader  
Victor D7VB-2335 10-in. 12/4/1947 The last time I saw Mary Ernie Lee ; Midwesterners (Ernie Lee) Male vocal solo, with string band composer  
Victor D7VB-2780 10-in. 12/30/1947 Never trust a woman Phil Harris ; Phil Harris Orchestra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble 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  
Columbia H1146 10-in. 11/29/1944 Darlin' what more can I do Gene Autry Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Columbia H1160 10-in. 12/4/1944 I've taken all I'm gonna take from you Spade Cooley and his Orchestra String band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Columbia H1161 10-in. 12/4/1944 A pair of broken hearts Spade Cooley and his Orchestra String band, with male vocal solo lyricist, composer  
Columbia CCO4502 10-in. 2/25/1946 One little teardrop too late Bob Atcher Male vocal solo, with string band lyricist, composer  
Columbia CCO4845 10-in. 9/28/1947 Never trust a woman Bob Atcher String band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Columbia CCO5018 10-in. 2/6/1949 Don't rob another man's castle Bob Atcher Male vocal solo, with string band composer, lyricist  
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  
(Results 26-50 of 51 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carson, Jenny Lou," accessed April 23, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107323.

Carson, Jenny Lou. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 23, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107323.

"Carson, Jenny Lou." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 23 April 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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