Shelly Lee Alley
Shelly Lee Alley (July 6, 1894 – June 1, 1964) was an American singer, musician, songwriter and western swing bandleader. As a songwriter, Alley wrote "Travelin' Blues" for Jimmie Rodgers, a song which has been recorded by over 20 artists, including Merle Haggard and Ernest Tubb. He is a member of the Western Swing Hall of Fame. He is considered one of Texas' best bandleaders of the 1930s and 1940s and a pioneer of western swing music.
Birth and Death Data: Born January 1st, 1894 (Alleyton), Died January 1st, 1964 (Houston)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1931 - 1941
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, leader, songwriter, violin
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-58971||10-in.||8/16/1932||Gambling barroom blues||Jimmie Rodgers||Male vocal solo, with violin, banjo, and guitar||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-67134||10-in.||1/31/1931||Travellin' blues||Jimmie Rodgers||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||instrumentalist, violin, songwriter|
|Victor||BS-047664||10-in.||2/12/1940||I'll take you back again||Bill Boyd ; Cowboy Ramblers||String band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-063046||10-in.||4/7/1941||Answer to "My precious darlin'"||Lonesome Buddy||Male vocal solo, with guitar||composer|
|Victor||BS-063047||10-in.||4/7/1941||Your heart has turned to stone||Lonesome Buddy||Male vocal solo, with guitar||composer|
|Victor||BS-071142||10-in.||10/9/1941||Answer to "My precious darling"||Alley Cats||String band, with vocal||composer, leader|
|Victor||BS-071143||10-in.||10/9/1941||Beer joint blues||Alley Cats||String band, with vocal||composer, leader|
|Victor||BS-071144||10-in.||10/9/1941||The big house blues||Alley Cats||String band, with vocal||composer, leader|
|Victor||BS-071145||10-in.||10/9/1941||Why are you blue?||Alley Cats||String band, with vocal ensemble||composer, leader|
|Victor||BS-071146||10-in.||10/9/1941||My love||Alley Cats||String band, with vocal||composer, leader|
|Victor||BS-071147||10-in.||10/9/1941||Sweetheart of mine||Alley Cats||String band, with vocal||composer, leader|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Alley, Shelly Lee," accessed June 13, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108394.
Alley, Shelly Lee. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 13, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108394.
"Alley, Shelly Lee." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 13 June 2021.
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