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Cindy Walker

Cindy Walker (July 20, 1918 – March 23, 2006) was an American songwriter, as well as a country music singer and dancer. As a songwriter Walker was responsible for many popular and enduring songs recorded by many different artists.

She adopted a craftsman-like approach to her songwriting, often tailoring particular songs to specific recording artists. She produced a large body of songs that have been described as “direct, honest and unpretentious”. She had Top 10 hits spread over five decades.

Walker was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1997 and inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame in March 2011.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 20th, 1918 (Texas), Died March 23rd, 2006 (Mexia)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1940 - 1945

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, composer, lyricist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-058828 10-in. 1/3/1941 Lone Star Trail Leo Reisman Orchestra ; Hal Lieber Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Decca 70456 10-in. 3/10/1942 It never can be Cindy Walker vocalist  
Decca 70457 10-in. 3/10/1942 Bye lo baby buntin' Cindy Walker vocalist  
Decca 70458 10-in. 3/10/1942 It's all your fault Cindy Walker vocalist  
Decca 70459 10-in. 3/10/1942 Till the longest day I live Cindy Walker vocalist  
Decca 70460 10-in. 3/10/1942 Now or never Cindy Walker vocalist  
Decca 70461 10-in. 3/10/1942 Why I don't trust the men Cindy Walker vocalist  
Decca 71867 10-in. 3/14/1944 Oh darling Cindy Walker vocalist  
Decca 71868 10-in. 3/14/1944 Blue Kimona blues Cindy Walker vocalist  
Decca 71869 10-in. 3/14/1944 When my blue moon turns to gold again Cindy Walker vocalist  
Decca 71870 10-in. 3/14/1944 Pins and needles (in my heart) Cindy Walker vocalist  
Decca DLA 2082 10-in. 8/23/1940 Seven beers with the wrong man Texas Jim Lewis and his Lone Star Cowboys vocalist  
Decca DLA 2083 10-in. 8/8/1940 Seven beers with the wrong woman Texas Jim Lewis and his Lone Star Cowboys vocalist  
Decca DLA 2085 10-in. 8/23/1940 Wine, women and song Texas Jim Lewis and his Lone Star Cowboys vocalist  
Decca DLA 2147 10-in. 9/11/1940 Love has been the ruin of a many young maid Texas Jim Lewis and his Lone Star Cowboys vocalist  
Decca DLA 2150 10-in. 9/11/1940 Hillbilly Bill Texas Jim Lewis and his Lone Star Cowboys vocalist  
Decca DLA 2237 10-in. 11/8/1940 Marie, the prairie, and I Texas Jim Lewis and his Lone Star Cowboys vocalist  
Decca DLA 2730 10-in. 9/5/1941 He knew all the answers Cindy Walker vocalist  
Decca DLA 2731 10-in. 9/5/1941 Waltz me around again Willie Cindy Walker vocalist  
Decca DLA 2732 10-in. 9/5/1941 I want somebody Cindy Walker vocalist  
Decca DLA 2733 10-in. 9/5/1941 Don't talk to me about men Cindy Walker vocalist  
Decca L 3788 10-in. 4/13/1945 Nobody's waiting for me Cindy Walker vocalist  
Decca L 3789 10-in. 4/13/1945 You can't get away with that with me Cindy Walker vocalist  
Decca L 3790 10-in. 4/13/1945 Where is my darlin' Cindy Walker vocalist  
Decca L 3791 10-in. 4/13/1945 Careless sweetheart Cindy Walker vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Walker, Cindy," accessed December 4, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107390.

Walker, Cindy. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 4, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107390.

"Walker, Cindy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 4 December 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107390

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