Vernon Harold Timothy Spencer (July 13, 1908 – April 26, 1974) was an American singer, songwriter, and actor. Spencer is best known for founding the popular American Cowboy singing group the Sons of the Pioneers in 1933 along with Bob Nolan and Roy Rogers.
Birth and Death Data: Born July 13, 1908 (Webb City), Died April 26, 1974 (Apple Valley)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1934 - 1950
Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, composer, songwriter, harmony vocal
Notes: Member of the Sons of the Pioneers.
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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 69 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-041323||10-in.||8/24/1939||Over the Santa Fe Trail||Tennessee Ramblers||Male vocal trio, with string band||composer|
|Victor||E0VB-3536||10-in.||2/4/1950||Roses||Sons of the Pioneers||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble and vocal harmonies||songwriter|
|Victor||E0VB-3584||10-in.||3/22/1950||A two-seated saddle and a one-gaited horse||Dale Evans||Female vocal solo, with string band||composer|
|Victor||E0VB-3713||10-in.||7/17/1950||What this country needs (is a good old fashioned talk with the Lord)||Sons of the Pioneers||Male vocal ensemble, with narration and string band||songwriter|
|Victor||E0VB-4734||10-in.||5/28/1950||Boogie bottom boogie||Jim Boyd ; Men of the West||Male vocal solo, with string band||songwriter|
|Victor||E0VB-5830||10-in.||10/22/1950||Let's sail away to heaven||Rosalie Allen ; Elton Britt ; Skytoppers||Female-male vocal duet, with string band||songwriter|
|Victor||D5VB-1111||10-in.||8/8/1945||The timber trail||Bob Nolan ; Sons of the Pioneers||Male vocal ensemble, with string band||composer|
|Victor||D6VB-2103||10-in.||8/15/1946||The everlasting hills of Oklahoma||Sons of the Pioneers||Male vocal solo, with male vocal ensemble and instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||D6VB-2105||10-in.||8/15/1946||Blue prairie||Sons of the Pioneers||Male vocal solo, with male vocal ensemble and instrumental ensemble||songwriter|
|Victor||D7VB-0415||10-in.||1/5/1947||Teardrops in my heart||Sons of the Pioneers||Male vocal quartet, with string band||vocalist|
|Victor||D7VB-0435||10-in.||1/27/1947||My best to you||Sons of the Pioneers||Male vocal quartet, with string band||vocalist|
|Victor||D7VB-0436||10-in.||1/27/1947||Will there be sagebrush in heaven||Sons of the Pioneers||Male vocal quartet, with string band||vocalist|
|Victor||D7VB-0437||10-in.||1/27/1947||You don't know what lonesome is||Sons of the Pioneers||Male vocal quartet, with string band||vocalist|
|Victor||D7VB-0438||10-in.||1/27/1947||Red river valley||Sons of the Pioneers||Male vocal quintet, with string band||vocalist|
|Victor||D7VB-0450||10-in.||1/5/1947||Cigareetes, whusky and wild, wild women||Sons of the Pioneers||Male vocal quartet, with string band||vocalist, composer|
|Victor||D7VB-0990||10-in.||6/20/1947||You never miss the water till the well runs dry||Sons of the Pioneers||Male vocal trio, with recitation and string band||vocalist|
|Victor||D7VB-0993||10-in.||6/20/1947||Out in Pioneertown||Sons of the Pioneers||Male vocal trio, with string band||vocalist, composer|
|Victor||D7VB-1076||10"||10/16/1947||The bar none ranch (in the sky)||Sons of the Pioneers||Male vocal solo, with string band and vocal harmonies||vocalist|
|Victor||D9VB-0617||10-in.||4/28/1949||Room full of roses||Sons of the Pioneers||Male vocal solo, with string band and vocal harmonies||composer|
|Victor||D9VB-0619||10-in.||4/28/1949||Lie low little doggies (the cowboy's prayer)||Sons of the Pioneers||Male vocal solo, with recitation, male vocal chorus and string band||composer|
|Victor||D9AB-1745||10-in.||6/25/1949||Room full of roses||Jack Searle||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||D9VB-2608||10-in.||12/14/1949||Love at the country fair||Dale Evans ; Lloyd Perryman ; Sons of the Pioneers||Female-male vocal duet, with string band, and vocal chorus||songwriter|
|Victor||D9VB-2609||10-in.||12/14/1949||Wedding dolls (from your wedding cake)||Ken Curtis ; Sons of the Pioneers||Male vocal solo, with string band and vocal chorus||composer|
|Decca||61927||10-in.||2/22/1937||Tumbling tumbleweeds||Sons of the Pioneers||vocalist|
|Decca||93626||10-in.||3/27/1941||So long to the Red River valley||Sons of the Pioneers||vocalist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Spencer, Tim," accessed June 27, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112826.
Spencer, Tim. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 27, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112826.
"Spencer, Tim." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 27 June 2022.
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