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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 14, 1899 (Boston), Died December 25, 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 151-169 of 169 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick E35884 10-in. 12/29/1930 Little sweetheart of the prairie Roy Smeck Vitaphone Trio Instrumental trio, with male vocal duet songwriter  
Brunswick E36067 10-in. 2/12/1931 Little sweetheart of the prairie Connecticut Hill Billies ; Hank Keene Instrumental quartet, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Brunswick E36198 10-in. 2/27/1931 On the Ozark Mountain trail Frankie Marvin Male vocal solo, with 2 violins and guitar songwriter  
Brunswick E3395-E3397 10-in. 7/12/1926 Sleepy head Lewis James Male vocal solo, with orchestra 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  
Brunswick E35893-E35894 10-in. 1/6/1931 Little sweetheart of the prairie Castlewood Marimba Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) songwriter  
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 DAL693 10-in. 12/3/1938 Have you ever been lonely? (have you ever been blue) W. Lee O'Daniel and his Hillbilly Boys String band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick LA2314 10-in. 8/20/1940 The call of the canyon Gene Autry String band, with male vocal solo composer, 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  
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  
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 151-169 of 169 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hill, Billy," accessed June 24, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108756.

Hill, Billy. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 24, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108756.

"Hill, Billy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 24 June 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108756

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