Foy Willing

Foy Willing (May 14, 1914 – July 24, 1978) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and bandleader, who performed Western music and appeared in Western movies. He formed the band Riders of the Purple Sage.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 14, 1914 (Bosque County), Died July 14, 1978 (Nashville)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1941 - 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, electric steel guitar, vocalist, songwriter, guitar

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor E0VB-3547 10-in. 2/8/1950 Peter cottontail Roy Rogers Male vocal solo, with string band and vocal harmonies leader, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor D6VB-2044 10-in. 3/15/1946 No one to cry to Sons of the Pioneers Male vocal group, with string band songwriter  
Victor D6VB-2202 10-in. 5/23/1946 I trusted you Cecil Campbell ; Tennessee Ramblers (Cecil Campbell) Male vocal solo, with string band and trumpet songwriter  
Victor D9VB-0717 10-in. 8/24/1949 Wonderful Christmas night Dale Evans ; Riders of the Purple Sage ; Roy Rogers ; Foy Willing Mixed vocal chorus, with string band, strings and recitation vocalist  
Victor D9VB-0718 10-in. 8/24/1949 Christmas on the plains Dale Evans ; Riders of the Purple Sage ; Roy Rogers ; Foy Willing Mixed vocal chorus, with string band, strings and recitation vocalist  
Victor D9VB-0789 10-in. 12/1/1949 Stampede Roy Rogers ; Sons of the Pioneers Male vocal solo, with vocal harmonies, narration, sound effects, and instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Brunswick DAL1263 10-in. 3/9/1941 I might have known Wiley and Gene Male vocal duet, with string band instrumentalist, electric steel guitar  
Brunswick DAL1264 10-in. 3/9/1941 Live and let live Wiley and Gene Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, electric steel guitar  
Brunswick DAL1265 10-in. 3/9/1941 When my blue moon turns to gold again Wiley and Gene Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, electric steel guitar  
Brunswick DAL1272 10-in. 3/9/1941 A tiny baby bonnet Wiley and Gene Male vocal duet, with string band instrumentalist, electric steel guitar  
Decca L 4015 10-in. 12/4/1945 160 acres Riders of the Purple Sage ; Foy Willing leader  
Decca L 4016 10-in. 12/4/1945 Address unknown Riders of the Purple Sage ; Foy Willing leader  
Decca L 4017 10-in. 12/4/1945 Someone won your heart, little darlin' Riders of the Purple Sage ; Foy Willing leader  
Decca L 4018 10-in. 12/4/1945 Detour Riders of the Purple Sage ; Foy Willing leader  
Decca L 4214 6/9/1946 No one to cry to Riders of the Purple Sage ; Foy Willing leader  
Decca L 4215 6/9/1946 I trusted you Riders of the Purple Sage ; Foy Willing leader  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Willing, Foy," accessed July 23, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109281.

Willing, Foy. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 23, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109281.

"Willing, Foy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 23 July 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109281

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