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Jules Verne Allen

Jules Verne Allen (April 1, 1883 – July 10, 1945) was an American country music singer-songwriter, writer, and cowboy. He was one of the few early singing cowboys who had actually engaged in ranching. Calling himself the "Original Singing Cowboy," Allen's music is considered some of the best examples of authentic traditional cowboy songs. Allen only recorded 24 songs, but his frequent live radio performance and book Cowboy Lore (1933) made him one of the most influential figures in the popularization of country western music.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 1st, 1883, Died July 10th, 1945

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1929

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, guitar, arranger, lyricist, composer, songwriter

Notes: Identified on disc labels as "The Singing Cowboy."

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-42193 10-in. 4/21/1928 Little Joe, the wrangler Jules Verne Allen Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment) vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-42194 10-in. 4/21/1928 Jack o' diamonds Jules Verne Allen Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment) vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-42195 10-in. 4/21/1928 Po' mourner Jules Verne Allen Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment) vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-42211 10-in. 4/24/1928 Somebody but you don't mean me Jules Verne Allen Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment) vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-42212 10-in. 4/24/1928 The days of forty-nine Jules Verne Allen Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment) vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-42213 10-in. 4/24/1928 Home on the range Jules Verne Allen Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment) vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-42254 10-in. 4/30/1928 The Texas cowboy Jules Verne Allen Male vocal solo, with harmonica and guitar composer, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, lyricist  
Victor BVE-42255 10-in. 4/30/1928 A prisoner for life Jules Verne Allen Male vocal solo, with guitar and violin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-42256 10-in. 4/30/1928 The gal I left behind me Jules Verne Allen Male vocal solo, with guitar, harmonica, and violin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-42257 10-in. 4/30/1928 Zebra dun Jules Verne Allen Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-50567 10-in. 3/29/1929 The cow trail to Mexico Jules Verne Allen Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment) vocalist, arranger, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-50568 10-in. 3/29/1929 Chisholm Trail Jules Verne Allen Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment) vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, arranger  
Victor BVE-50569 10-in. 3/29/1929 The cowboy's love song Jules Verne Allen Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment) vocalist, arranger, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-50570 10-in. 3/29/1929 Sweetie dear Jules Verne Allen Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment) vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, arranger  
Victor BVE-50594 10-in. 4/8/1929 'Long side the Santa Fé trail Jules Verne Allen Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter  
Victor BVE-50595 10-in. 4/8/1929 Two fragments Jules Verne Allen Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment) vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-50596 10-in. 4/8/1929 The cowboy's dream Jules Verne Allen Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, arranger  
Victor BVE-50597 10-in. 4/8/1929 Cowboy's lament Jules Verne Allen Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment) vocalist, arranger, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-50598 10-in. 4/8/1929 Little old sod shanty Jules Verne Allen Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment) vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-50599 10-in. 4/8/1929 The dying cowboy Jules Verne Allen Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar vocalist, arranger, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor PBVE-50865 10-in. 4/27/1929 When the work's all done this fall Jules Verne Allen Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor PBVE-50866 10-in. 4/27/1929 Punchin' the dough Jules Verne Allen Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, lyricist  
Victor PBVE-50867 10-in. 4/27/1929 The dying cowboy Jules Verne Allen Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Allen, Jules Verne," accessed August 10, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110561.

Allen, Jules Verne. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 10, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110561.

"Allen, Jules Verne." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 10 August 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110561

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