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 51-75 of 158 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-81019||10-in.||1/2/1934||The last round-up||The Revelers||Male vocal quartet, with piano||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||BS-81064||10-in.||1/16/1934||Wagon wheels||Bob Lawrence ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-81306||10-in.||1/24/1934||Wagon wheels||Hotel McAlpin Orchestra ; Sam Robbins ; Sydney Schiff||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-81937||10-in.||3/16/1934||The old covered bridge||Leo Zollo and his Benjamin Franklin Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||BS-82523||10-in.||5/14/1934||Night on the desert||Ted Hanson ; Normandie Orchestra ; William Wolfson||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||BS-82554||10-in.||5/28/1934||When the sun hides away for the day||Joe Smith||Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar||composer|
|Victor||BS-82595||10-in.||6/11/1934||Night on the desert||Richard Himber ; Joey Nash ; Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||BS-82597||10-in.||6/11/1934||Rollin' home||Richard Himber ; Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra ; Guy Russell||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-82716||10-in.||3/30/1934||The old spinning wheel||Riley Puckett||Male vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-82809||10-in.||4/4/1934||The last round-up||Emilio Caceres ; Orquesta del Club Aguila ; Tomás Sandoval||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||BS-85504||10-in.||2/25/1935||Put on an old pair of shoes||Fritz Heilbron ; Jan Garber Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-85505||10-in.||2/25/1935||When love knocks at your heart||Lee Bennett ; Jan Garber Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-86260||10-in.||11/26/1934||The old spinning wheel||Hazel Glenn||Female vocal solo, with piano||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||BAVE-86583||10-in.||July-Aug. 1934||Wagon wheels||Don Dean Estudiantes de Hollywood||Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-88707||10-in.||2/14/1935||Put on an old pair of shoes||Sid Peltyn Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-92984||10-in.||8/19/1935||Something to remember||Stuart Allen ; Richard Himber ; Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-95031||10-in.||9/14/1935||In the dark||Dolly Dawn ; George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-96274||10-in.||11/5/1935||The Oregon Trail||The Girls of the Golden West||Female vocal duet, with guitar||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-96537||10-in.||1/2/1936||Lights out!||Jack Hylton Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||BS-98430||10-in.||12/14/1935||Alone at a table for two||Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-98437||10-in.||12/20/1935||Lights out||George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra ; Johnny McKeever||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||BS-98458||10-in.||12/23/1935||Lights out||Eddy Duchin Orchestra ; Lew Sherwood||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||BS-98653||10-in.||1/17/1936||Alone at a table for two||Swing Kings ; Ted Wallace||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-99975||10-in.||4/9/1936||The glory of love||Willie Bryant Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||BS-100381||10-in.||4/23/1936||The glory of love||Benny Goodman Orchestra ; Helen Ward||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||composer, lyricist|
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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