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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 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  
(Results 51-75 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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