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.
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Birth and Death Data: Born July 20, 1918 (Texas), Died March 23, 2006 (Mexia)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1940 - 1951
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, vocalist, lyricist, songwriter
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 40 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-058146||10-in.||12/9/1940||Lone Star Trail||Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||BS-058828||10-in.||1/3/1941||Lone Star Trail||Leo Reisman Orchestra ; Hal Lieber||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||PBS-061518||10-in.||8/8/1941||Barstool cowboy from old Barstow||City Slickers ; Spike Jones ; Del Porter||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||E0VB-3537||10-in.||2/4/1950||The eagle's heart||Sons of the Pioneers||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble and vocal harmonies||composer|
|Victor||E0VB-3583||10-in.||3/22/1950||Havaii-na||Dale Evans||Female vocal solo, with string band||composer|
|Victor||E0VB-5003||10-in.||10/12/1950||'Tater pie||California Cowhands ; Hank Penny||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||E1VB-0554||10-in.||1/29/1951||Pliney Jane||Frank Worth Orchestra ; Roy Rogers ; Roy Rogers Riders ; Frank Worth||Male vocal solo, with male vocal ensemble and instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||D7VB-0669||10-in.||3/18/1947||On silver wings to San Antone||Rosalie Allen ; Black River Riders||Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||D7VB-1823||10-in.||10/27/1947||Oklahoma waltz||Spade Cooley ; Spade Cooley Band ; Spadettes||String band, with female vocal group||songwriter|
|Victor||D7VB-2100||10-in.||11/14/1947||Fiddlin' Joe||Riders of the Rio Grande ; Johnny Tyler||Male vocal solo, with string band||composer|
|Victor||D7VB-2159||10-in.||12/5/1947||The romance of the rose||Charles Dant Orchestra ; Dennis Day||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||D9VB-0718||10-in.||8/24/1949||Christmas on the plains||Dale Evans ; Riders of the Purple Sage ; Roy Rogers ; Foy Willing||Mixed vocal chorus, with string band, strings and recitation||composer|
|Victor||D9VB-0784||10-in.||11/17/1949||Texas star||Les Anderson ; Spade Cooley ; Bob "Tex" Cromer||Male vocal solo, with dance calls and instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||D9VB-1259||10-in.||4/8/1949||Lorelie||Elton Britt ; Skytoppers||Male vocal solo, with string band||composer|
|Victor||D9VB-1787||10-in.||7/5/1949||The warm red wine||Shorty Long ; Santa Fe Rangers (Shorty Long)||Male vocal solo, with string band||composer|
|Victor||D9VB-2233||10-in.||9/13/1949||Take me in your arms and hold me||Eddy Arnold||Male vocal solo, with string band||composer|
|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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Walker, Cindy," accessed May 29, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107390.
Walker, Cindy. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 29, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107390.
"Walker, Cindy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 29 May 2023.
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Wikipedia: Cindy Walker
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Linked Open Data Sources
LCNAR: Walker, Cindy, 1918-2006 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n96022719
Wikidata: Cindy Walker - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q268933
MusicBrainz: Cindy Walker - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/b9eeaf09-dcb0-4265-b1c6-c6d446008064
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