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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 126-150 of 158 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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 MP12 10-in. approximately Mar. 1929 The West, a nest and you Nan and Stan Female-male vocal duet, with violin, guitar, and piano composer  
Brunswick E27150-E27152 10-in. 3/27/1928 Dream River Joe Green Novelty Marimba Band Marimba band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take E27152) lyricist  
Edison 8033 10-in. 5/31/1921 Sleepy head Orlando's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 9757 10-in. 10/1/1924 Rock-a-bye my baby blues Frank Kamplain Male vocal solo and yodeling, with orchestra composer  
Edison 10020 10-in. 3/25/1924 The west, a nest, and you Harry Osborne Piano solo composer  
(Results 126-150 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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