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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, songwriter, lyricist

Notes: The professional name of Lucille Overstake.

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 26-36 of 36 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 26-36 of 36 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carson, Jenny Lou," accessed February 8, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107323.

Carson, Jenny Lou. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 8, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107323.

"Carson, Jenny Lou." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 8 February 2023.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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