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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 (Results 51-75 of 77 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 51-75 of 77 records)

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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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