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 December 24th, 1940 (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 160 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||lyricist, composer|
|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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hill, Billy," accessed April 10, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108756.
Hill, Billy. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 10, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108756.
"Hill, Billy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 10 April 2021.
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