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
|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|
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.
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