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 14, 1899 (Boston), Died December 24, 1940 (Boston)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1921 - 1947
Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, composer, songwriter, violin, arranger
Notes: Full name: William Joseph Hill.
See Also: Hill, William Joseph
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Recordings (Results 126-150 of 166 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|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|
|Columbia||W152275||10-in.||8/18/1932||The old man of the mountain||Joe Haymes Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Columbia||W152329||10-in.||12/12/1932||The language of love||Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Columbia||W152340||10-in.||12/27/1932||May I have this waltz with you, madam?||Enric Madriguera Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with vocal solo||lyricist|
|Columbia||W152363||10-in.||2/1/1933||Have you ever been lonely?||Ted Lewis and his Band||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Columbia||W152429||10-in.||6/27/1933||The old man of the mountain||Shim Shammers ; Dicky Wells||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet||lyricist|
|Columbia||W152436||10-in.||7/11/1933||The last round up||George Olsen and his Music ; Joe Morrison||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||W152450||10-in.||7/26/1933||Louisville lady||Paul Ash ; Auriole Craven ; Pabst Blue Ribbon Casino Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||lyricist|
|Columbia||W152543||10-in.||10/30/1933||There's a home in Wyomin'||George Olsen and his Music ; Joe Morrison||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Columbia||W152544||10-in.||10/30/1933||The tree Father planted for me||George Olsen and his Music ; Joe Morrison||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||W152596||10-in.||12/18/1933||The old spinning wheel||Emil Velazco and his Organ Melodists||Organ band, with male vocal solo||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||W152678||10-in.||1/12/1934||Wagon wheels||George Olsen and his Music||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal quartet||songwriter|
|Columbia||W152727||10-in.||3/8/1934||Wagon wheels||The Buccaneers||Male vocal octet, with piano||lyricist|
|Columbia||W152755||10-in.||5/29/1934||Night on the desert||Ben Pollack Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist, composer|
|Columbia||W152765||10-in.||6/28/1934||Rollin' home||Ben Selvin and his Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Columbia||W365009||10-in.||5/20/1931||Little sweetheart of the prairie||Barney Burnett ; Bob Miller||Male vocal duet, with guitar and piano||songwriter|
|OKeh||8743||10-in.||8/30/1924||Rock-a-bye my baby blues||Warner's Seven Aces||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|OKeh||S-70200||10-in.||Sept. 1921||Sleepy head||OKeh Marimba Band||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|OKeh||S-70445||10-in.||Feb. 1922||Tennessee moon||Glantz and his Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|OKeh||W400608||10-in.||4/11/1928||Dream River||Justin Ring Trio ; Scrappy Lambert||Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio||lyricist|
|Brunswick||13750-13752||10-in.||9/5/1924||Rock-a-bye my baby blues||Frank Bessinger ; Carl Fenton’s Orchestra ; Frank Wright||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet||composer|
|Brunswick||E35884||10-in.||12/29/1930||Little sweetheart of the prairie||Roy Smeck Vitaphone Trio||Instrumental trio, with male vocal duet||songwriter|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hill, Billy," accessed November 26, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108756.
Hill, Billy. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 26, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108756.
"Hill, Billy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 26 November 2022.
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