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 151-158 of 158 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Gramophone||0EA627||10-in.||4/3/1936||Ev'rything has changed but you||Jimmy Messini ; Teddy Joyce Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer, lyricist|
|Gramophone||0EA1918||10-in.||7/3/1935||The Oregon Trail||Jack Jackson Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with vocal||lyricist|
|Gramophone||0B5903||10-in.||12/14/1933||Wagon wheels||Paul Robeson||Bass vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Vocalion||E3395-E3397||10-in.||7/12/1926||Sleepy head||Lewis James||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Decca||L 3071||10-in.||6/27/1942||My little prairie flower||Texas Jim Lewis and his Lone Star Cowboys||instrumentalist, violin|
|Decca||L 3072||10-in.||6/27/1942||Midnight flyer||Texas Jim Lewis and his Lone Star Cowboys||instrumentalist, violin|
|Decca||L 3073||10-in.||6/27/1942||I've found somebcdy new||Texas Jim Lewis and his Lone Star Cowboys||instrumentalist, violin|
|Decca||L 3074||10-in.||6/27/1942||Hitch old dobbin to the shay again||Texas Jim Lewis and his Lone Star Cowboys||instrumentalist, violin|
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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