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 14, 1899 (Boston), Died December 24, 1940 (Boston)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1921 - 1947
Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, composer, songwriter, violin, arranger
Notes: Full name: William Joseph Hill.
See Also: Hill, William Joseph
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Recordings (Results 26-50 of 166 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-75955||10-in.||7/27/1933||The mountaineer's sweetheart||Tom and Roy||Male vocal duet, with 2 guitars||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||BS-75970||10-in.||7/28/1933||Father, mother, sister, and brother||The Vagabonds||Male vocal trio, with guitar||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-75990||10-in.||8/1/1933||When it's moonlight||Virgil Bingham ; Songcopators||Male vocal trio, with piano||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||BS-75991||10-in.||8/1/1933||Ten hours a day, six days a week||Virgil Bingham ; Songcopators||Male vocal trio, with piano||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||BS-75993||10-in.||8/1/1933||When you're looking through the window||Herb Cook and his Three Little Words||Vocal quartet, with piano||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||BS-75995||10-in.||8/1/1933||There's a little box of pine on the 7:29||Bingham and Wells||Male vocal duet, with piano||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-75996||10-in.||8/1/1933||There's a wild rose that grows on the side of the hill||Herb Cook and his Three Little Words||Vocal quartet, with piano||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||BS-76650||10-in.||7/14/1933||If I had somebody to love||Don Hall Trio||Mixed vocal trio, with violin and piano||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-76651||10-in.||7/14/1933||If I had somebody to love||George Donaldson Trio||Mixed vocal trio, with violin and piano||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-76721||10-in.||7/11/1933||Louisville lady||Joe Haymes Orchestra ; Ward Silloway||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-76737||10-in.||7/24/1933||Louisville lady||Isham Jones Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-76844||10-in.||8/4/1933||If I had somebody to love||Elmo Tanner ; Ted Weems Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-76851||10-in.||8/3/1933||Only a bum||Gene Arnold||Male vocal solo, with piano (take 2); with organ (take 1)||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||BS-76853||10-in.||8/3/1933||Colorado moon||Gene Arnold||Male vocal solo, with organ||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-77553||10-in.||8/28/1933||The last round-up||Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||BS-77618||10-in.||9/6/1933||The last round-up||Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||BS-77650||10-in.||9/12/1933||The last round-up||Ferde Grofé Orchestra ; Conrad Thibault||Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||BS-78259||10-in.||10/20/1933||There's a home in Wyomin'||Jerry Freeman Orchestra ; Frank Sylvano||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-78285||10-in.||10/27/1933||The last round-up||Hank Keene||Male vocal solo and yodeling, with instrumental quartet||composer|
|Victor||BS-78300||10-in.||10/18/1933||There's a wild rose that grows on the side of the hill||Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal trio||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||BS-78303||10-in.||10/18/1933||There's a home in Wyomin'||Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-78304||10-in.||10/18/1933||The tree that Father planted for me||Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||BVE-78571||10-in.||11/22/1933||The old spinning wheel||Hotel McAlpin Orchestra ; Sam Robbins||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||BS-80633||10-in.||6/18/1934||Rollin' home||King Harvey ; Red Nichols ; Pennies ; Songcopators||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-80783||10-in.||9/14/1934||Rain||Lee Bennett ; Jan Garber Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hill, Billy," accessed November 30, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108756.
Hill, Billy. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 30, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108756.
"Hill, Billy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 30 November 2022.
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