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|
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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