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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 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  
(Results 151-158 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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