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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 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 26-50 of 158 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  
(Results 26-50 of 158 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hill, Billy," accessed March 8, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108756.

Hill, Billy. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 8, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108756.

"Hill, Billy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 8 March 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108756

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