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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 76-100 of 158 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-100768 10-in. 7/2/1936 Sweet misery of love Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-101561 10-in. 5/5/1936 The scene changes Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-101650 10-in. 6/1/1936 Empty saddles Charlie Barnet ; Glen Island Casino Orchestra ; Joe Hoste Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-101863 10-in. 5/25/1936 Empty saddles Al Bowlly ; Ray Noble Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble composer  
Victor BS-102337 10-in. 7/3/1936 Sweet misery of love Charles Chester ; Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor PB-59 10-in. 1/23/1925 Playmates Henry Halstead ; Henry Halstead Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-02134 10-in. 10/13/1936 In the chapel in the moonlight Stuart Allen ; Richard Himber ; Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-02192 10-in. 10/22/1936 In the chapel in the moonlight Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-03519 10-in. 12/4/1936 Timber Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-03703 10-in. 12/10/1936 Timber Tempo King ; Kings of Tempo ; Queenie Ada Rubin Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-03711 10-in. 12/10/1936 Timber Jerry Cooper Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor BS-06860 10-in. 4/8/1937 On a little dream ranch Ted Mack Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-07733 10-in. 4/7/1937 On a little dream ranch Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Victor PBS-09512 10-in. 6/10/1937 The miller's daughter Marianne George Hamilton ; Music Box Music ; Lee Norton Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor PBS-09731 10-in. 10/11/1937 The mission by the sea Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-010510 10-in. 6/3/1937 That's when your heartaches begin Shep Fields ; Bobby Goday ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-010529 10-in. 6/8/1937 The miller's daughter, Marianne Ken Drake Orchestra ; Jimmy Ray Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo arranger  
Victor BS-011073 10-in. 7/2/1937 Till the clock strikes three Shep Fields ; Bobby Goday ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-011669 10-in. 8/6/1937 Till the clock strikes three Stuart Allen ; Richard Himber ; Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-011697 10-in. 8/11/1937 Boots and saddle Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-014669 10-in. 10/12/1937 In a mission by the sea Jack Leonard ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-017792 10-in. 12/29/1937 Smoke from a chimney Abe Lyman Orchestra ; Frank Parrish Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-018113 10-in. 1/6/1938 Smoke from a chimney Jack Leonard ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-021645 10-in. 3/29/1938 So little time (So much to do) Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-021971 10-in. 4/13/1938 So little time (So much to do) Blue Barron ; Russ Carlyle Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
(Results 76-100 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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