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Billy Hill

Billy Hill (July 14, 1899 – December 24, 1940) was an American songwriter, violinist, and pianist who found fame writing Western songs such as "They Cut Down the Old Pine Tree", "The Last Round-Up", "Wagon Wheels", and "Empty Saddles". Hill's most popular song was "The Glory of Love", recorded by Benny Goodman in 1936, and subsequently by Peggy Lee, Otis Redding, Paul McCartney, and others.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 14th, 1899 (Boston), Died Boston

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1921 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, composer, songwriter, violin, arranger

Notes: Full name: William Joseph Hill.

See Also: Hill, William Joseph

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 155 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-25311 10-in. 5/19/1921 Sleepy head Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with brass trio and orchestra composer  
Victor B-28662 10-in. 10/15/1923 The west, a nest and you Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-28887 10-in. 11/12/1923 The west, a nest, and you Claire Brookhurst ; Lewis James Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-29012 10-in. 11/16/1923 The west, a nest and you Lewis James Male vocal solo, with violin and orchestra composer  
Victor B-30170 10-in. 6/9/1924 Rock-a-bye my baby blues Hugo Frey ; The Troubadours Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (yodeling) composer  
Victor BVE-43434 10-in. 4/3/1928 Dream River Ted Weems Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-43505 10-in. 3/27/1928 Dream River The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with piano and octo-chorda composer  
Victor BVE-49988 10-in. 2/23/1929 That's what I call heaven Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-59902 10-in. 3/29/1930 They cut down the old pine tree Gene and Glenn Male vocal duet, with piano and harmonica composer  
Victor BVE-67470 10-in. 2/25/1931 Little sweetheart of the prairie Johnny Marvin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BSHQ-72872 10-in. 6/13/1932 Clouds will soon roll by Graham Prince Palais D'Or Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor ESHQ-72890 8-in. 6/14/1932 Clouds will soon roll by Jim Harkins and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BSHQ-73007 10-in. 6/15/1932 The clouds will soon roll by Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BSHQ-73039 10-in. 6/27/1932 Old man of the mountain Chick Bullock ; Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and traps lyricist  
Victor BS-73323 10-in. 8/25/1932 Forbidden love Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BS-73325 10-in. 8/29/1932 Prairie lullaby Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with instrumental quintet lyricist  
Victor BS-73749 10-in. 10/4/1932 Angeline Davis Trio Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-73853 10-in. 10/21/1932 Just around the bend (From the rainbow's end) Bud Billings Trio Mixed vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor BAVE-74491 10-in. 4/27/1934 El ultimo rodeo Orquesta Típica Osvaldo Fresedo ; Roberto Ray Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-75114 10-in. 1/28/1933 Have you ever been lonely? Gene Arnold Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor BS-75476 10-in. 4/26/1933 There's a cabin in the pines Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-75522 10-in. 3/15/1933 Have you ever been lonely Glenn Cross ; George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-75524 10-in. 3/15/1933 There's a cabin in the pines George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra ; Loretta Lee Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-75929 10-in. 7/10/1933 Are you sure you love me Lee Bennett ; Jan Garber Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-75954 10-in. 7/27/1933 Locked up in prison Tom and Roy Male vocal duet, with 2 guitars songwriter  
(Results 1-25 of 155 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hill, Billy," accessed October 27, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108756.

Hill, Billy. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 27, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108756.

"Hill, Billy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 27 October 2020.

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