Fleming Allan

Fleming Allan (February 2, 1904 – February 2, 1965) was an American composer of Western music, who helped make that genre popular in the 1930s.

Fleming Allan was born in California. His mother was a native of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He worked at WLS (AM) in Chicago around the time that Gene Autry and Smiley Burnette were singing for that station, then moved to Hollywood. He spent most of the rest of his life in California, writing songs for many movies in the 1930s and 1940s.

For a period in the early 1950s, Allen and the Mesner brothers operated Intro Records, a BMI affiliate. In January 1954 he left this job to join Gene Autry's music publishing business.

Allan composed songs for western movies by Autry, Ken Curtis, Tim Holt, Rod Cameron, Ray Whitley, Bob Baker, George O'Brien, Roy Rogers and Dick Foran.

His songs were recorded by Roy Rogers (I've Sold My Saddle for an Old Guitar), Gene Autry (Old Buckaroo) and Eddie Dean.

He died in Los Angeles on his 62nd birthday.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 2, 1904, Died February 2, 1965

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1933 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, composer, lyricist

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-75451 10-in. 4/25/1933 My Ozark Mountain home Gene Arnold Male vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Victor BS-75459 10-in. 4/25/1933 My Ozark Mountain home Gene Arnold Male vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Victor BS-77343 10-in. 12/13/1933 When it's prayer meetin' time in the hollow Tom and Don Male vocal duet, with 2 guitars songwriter  
Victor PBS-061519 10-in. 8/8/1941 Behind those swinging doors City Slickers ; Spike Jones ; Del Porter Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Allan, Fleming," accessed October 2, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113221.

Allan, Fleming. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 2, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113221.

"Allan, Fleming." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 2 October 2022.

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