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Cindy Walker

Cindy Walker (July 20, 1917 – March 23, 2006) was an American songwriter, as well as a country music singer and dancer. She wrote many popular and enduring songs recorded by many artists.

She adopted a craftsman-like approach to her songwriting, often tailoring particular songs to specific 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.

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

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

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

Recordings

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 composer, lyricist  
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-2001 10-in. 11/6/1947 Wide, rollin' plains Rosalie Allen ; Black River Riders Female vocal solo, with string band composer  
Victor D7VB-2043 10-in. 11/11/1947 Roses of yesterday Elton Britt ; Skytoppers Male vocal solo, with string band composer  
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  
Columbia H372 10-in. 7/23/1941 Blue Bonnet Lane Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Columbia H377 10-in. 7/23/1941 Cherokee maiden Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Columbia H380 10-in. 7/24/1941 It's all your fault Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Columbia H382 10-in. 7/24/1941 Dusty skies Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Columbia H837 10-in. 7/14/1942 That hot lick fiddlin' man Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia H839 10-in. 7/14/1942 Miss Molly Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Columbia H841 10-in. 7/15/1942 Honeymoon trail Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal trio composer, lyricist  
Columbia H843 10-in. 7/15/1942 You're from Texas Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Columbia H1365 10-in. 4/11/1945 Triflin' gal Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia HCO1584 10-in. October 1945 Silver spurs (on the golden stairs) Gene Autry String band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia HCO1791 10-in. 4/8/1946 Over and over again Gene Autry String band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia HCO1886 10-in. 7/2/1946 Cowboy blues Gene Autry String band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia HCO1900 10-in. 7/15/1946 Kokomo Island Al Dexter and his Troopers Male vocal solo, with string band songwriter  
Columbia HCO2007 10-in. 9/5/1946 Sugar moon Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia HCO2009 10-in. 9/4/1946 How can it be wrong Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia HCO2020 10-in. 9/9/1946 Here's to the ladies Gene Autry Male vocal solo, with string band songwriter  
Columbia HCO2335 10-in. 5/26/1947 Texas waltz Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia HCO2800 10-in. 11/15/1947 It's just because of you (the frog song) Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia HCO2808 10-in. 11/15/1947 Rose of Mexico Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia HCO2902 10-in. 12/7/1947 Is that the way to treat a friend Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo and group vocal ensemble composer, lyricist  
Columbia HCO2903 10-in. 12/8/1947 Calamity Jane Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia HCO2982 10-in. 12/15/1947 I'll always be loving you Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Columbia CCO4514 10-in. 3/11/1946 Golden treasure Roy Acuff and his Smoky Mountain Boys String band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia CCO4871 10-in. 10/16/1947 New Texas Playboy rag Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia CCO5066 10-in. 7/22/1949 The warm red wine Bob Atcher Male vocal solo, with string band composer, lyricist  
Columbia RHCO10077 10-in. 12/27/1951 I was just walkin' out the door Gene Autry Male vocal solo, with string band and vocal chorus composer, lyricist  
Columbia CO41681 10-in. 8/26/1949 I love everything about you George Morgan Male vocal solo, with string band composer, lyricist  
Columbia CO41776 10-in. 9/27/1949 I wouldn't doubt you darling Seven Rowe Brothers String band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Columbia CO41777 10-in. 9/27/1949 Save some love for a rainy day Seven Rowe Brothers String band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Columbia CO41781 10-in. October 1949 I'm startin' sweetheartin' again Al Dexter and his Troopers Male vocal solo, with string band composer, lyricist  
Columbia CO42814 10-in. 2/3/1950 Angel mother George Morgan Male vocal solo, with string band composer, lyricist  
Columbia CO42819 10-in. 2/3/1950 Lucky seven George Morgan Male vocal solo, with string band composer, lyricist  
Columbia CO43810 10-in. June 1950 Heska-holka Adolph Hofner and his San Antonians String band, with male vocal duet composer, lyricist  
Columbia CO45072 10-in. 1/16/1951 Pliney Jane Roy Acuff and his Smoky Mountain Boys String band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Columbia CO45911 10-in. 5/9/1951 Oh gentle shepherd Betty Johnson Female vocal solo, with string band and mixed group vocal 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 June 17, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107390.

Walker, Cindy. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 17, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107390.

"Walker, Cindy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 17 June 2024.

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

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