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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 101-125 of 158 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-023272 10-in. 5/24/1938 Cabin in the Carolines Art Kassel ; Kassels-in-the-Air Orchestra ; Billy Leach Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-023546 10-in. 6/8/1938 When twilight comes Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Charles Wilson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-023597 10-in. 6/17/1938 When twilight comes Carlotta Dale ; Jan Savitt ; Top Hatters Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-026865 10-in. 9/12/1938 All ashore Gray Gordon ; Cliff Grass ; Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-027204 10-in. 9/19/1938 All ashore! Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-028794 10-in. 10/29/1938 All ashore! Vernon Geyer Electric organ solo composer  
Victor PBS-036374 10-in. 7/28/1939 (You took me) Out of this world Lou Bring ; Dorothy Lamour Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-038218 10-in. 6/29/1939 (You took me) Out of this world Jeanne D'Arcy ; Johnny Messner ; Music Box Band Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor PBS-042311 10-in. 12/22/1939 On a little street in Singapore Kenny Baker ; David Broekman Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BS-042915 10-in. 10/6/1939 Timber Golden Gate Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied songwriter  
Victor BS-043911 10-in. 11/22/1939 On a little street in Singapore Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-044033 10-in. 10/20/1939 On a little street in Singapore Delta Rhythm Band ; Claire Martin ; Bob Zurke Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-051874 10-in. 7/17/1940 The call of the canyon Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-055500 10-in. 8/8/1940 The call of the canyon Four King Sisters ; Alvino Rey Female vocal quartet, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-055501 10-in. 8/8/1940 The call of the canyon Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-063023 10-in. 4/4/1941 Colorado memories Cherry Sisters Vocal and instrumental trio composer  
Columbia 79916 10-in. 6/27/1921 Sleepy head Edwin Dale ; George W. Reardon Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 81356 10-in. 11/15/1923 The West, a nest and you Romancers Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 81971 10-in. 9/2/1924 Rock a bye my baby blues The Cavaliers Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 145711 10-in. 3/2/1928 Dream River Bar Harbor Society Orchestra ; Irving Kaufman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W146096 10-in. 4/16/1928 Dream River Francis Craig Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W151212 10-in. 1/14/1931 Little sweetheart of the prairie The Cavaliers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W152233 10-in. 7/1/1932 The clouds will soon roll by Central Park Casino Orchestra ; Eddy Duchin ; Hamilton Sisters Jazz/dance band, with female vocal trio songwriter  
Columbia W152235 10-in. 7/1/1932 The old man of the mountain Song-o-Pators Male vocal ensemble lyricist  
Columbia W152268 10-in. 8/12/1932 There's no light in the window of the house on the hill Aaron Sisters Female vocal trio lyricist  
(Results 101-125 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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