Red River Dave
Red River Dave McEnery (born David Largus McEnery) (December 15, 1914 – January 15, 2002) was an American artist, musician, and writer of topical songs. He was born in San Antonio, Texas, United States. He got the nickname "Red River Dave" because he enjoyed singing "Red River Valley" in high school. He was the leader of The Swift Cowboys.
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Birth and Death Data: Born December 15, 1914 (San Antonio), Died January 15, 2002
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939 - 1955
Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, guitar, narrator, composer, songwriter, lyricist
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 28 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-036631||10-in.||5/1/1939||Johnnie darlin'||Big Cypress Boys ; Vernon Dalhart||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-048745||10-in.||4/8/1940||Why should I feel sorry for you now?||Montana Slim||Male vocal solo, with guitar||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-048746||10-in.||4/8/1940||I bought a rock for a Rocky Mountain gal||Montana Slim||Male vocal solo, with guitar||composer|
|Victor||BS-056518||10-in.||10/11/1940||I won't care||The Pine Ridge Boys||Male vocal duet, with 2 guitars and yodeling||composer|
|Victor||D5AB-139||10-in.||3/14/1945||Talk to the boss in the sky||Texas Jim Robertson||Male vocal solo, with instrumental quintet||songwriter|
|Victor||D4AB-0440||10-in.||11/22/1944||I'm a convict with Old Glory in my heart||Elton Britt ; Skytoppers||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||lyricist|
|Victor||D7VB-0668||10-in.||3/18/1947||Hitler lives||Rosalie Allen ; Black River Riders||Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||D9VB-0404||10-in.||3/8/1949||The blind boy's dog||Rainbow Ranch Boys ; Hank Snow||Male vocal solo, with string band||composer|
|Decca||67071||10-in.||1/18/1940||When they [changed] my name to a number||Red River Dave||instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist|
|Decca||67072||10-in.||1/18/1940||Down Del Rio way||Red River Dave||instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist|
|Decca||67073||10-in.||1/18/1940||Where is my Mama||Red River Dave||instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist|
|Decca||67074||10-in.||1/18/1940||When you're a long, long way from home||Red River Dave||instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist|
|Decca||67690||10-in.||5/8/1940||When it's Springtime in the Rockies||Red River Dave||instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist|
|Decca||67691||10-in.||5/8/1940||Things that might have been||Red River Dave||instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist|
|Decca||67692||10-in.||5/8/1940||Stars over Laredo||Red River Dave||instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist|
|Decca||67693||10-in.||5/8/1940||My Red River Valley home||Red River Dave||instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist|
|Decca||67881||10-in.||6/24/1940||Goodbye, little darlin', goodbye||Red River Dave||instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist|
|Decca||67882||10-in.||6/24/1940||Would you care||Red River Dave||instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist|
|Decca||67883||10-in.||6/24/1940||Sierra Sue||Red River Dave||instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist|
|Decca||67884||10-in.||6/24/1940||Her name was Rosita||Red River Dave||instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist|
|Decca||67942||10-in.||7/22/1940||Daddy and home||Red River Dave||instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist|
|Decca||67943||10-in.||7/22/1940||My old pal||Red River Dave||instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist|
|Decca||85588||12/22/1953||The red deck of cards||Red River Dave||vocalist|
|Decca||85589||12/22/1953||Searching for you buddy||Red River Dave||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 9169||8/30/1955||When Davy Crockett met the San Antonio rose||Red River Dave||narrator, vocalist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Red River Dave," accessed May 28, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109969.
Red River Dave. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 28, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109969.
"Red River Dave." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 28 May 2023.
DAHR Persistent Identifier
Wikipedia: David McEnery
Discogs: Red River Dave
Linked Open Data Sources
LCNAR: Red River Dave, 1914-2002 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no94025262
Wikidata: David McEnery - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q5237335
MusicBrainz: Red River Dave - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/c2cfca36-946e-43a2-8749-bfea3822b5a1
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