Walter Henry "Hy" Heath (July 9, 1890 – April 3, 1965) was an American entertainer, songwriter, composer and author. He educated in public schools and then became a comedian in musical comedy, vaudeville, minstrel and burlesque shows.
His chief musical collaborators included Johnny Lange and Fred Rose. His most successful composition was 'Mule Train' which earned him an Academy Award nomination (it was featured in the 1950 film "Singing Guns").
Birth and Death Data: Born July 9th, 1890 (Oakville, Tennessee), Died April 3rd, 1965 (Los Angeles)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939 - 1941
Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-036942||10-in.||5/12/1939||Just because you're in Deep Elem||Elton Britt||Male vocal solo, with guitar||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-043365||10-in.||11/7/1939||The little red fox (N'ya, n'ya ya can't catch me)||Hal Kemp Orchestra ; Smoothies||Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal ensemble||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-046420||10-in.||1/12/1940||The little red fox||Blue Barron ; Russ Carlyle ; Three Blue Notes||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal trio||lyricist|
|Victor||PBS-061520||10-in.||8/8/1941||The covered wagon rolled right along||City Slickers ; Spike Jones ; Del Porter||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Heath, Hy," accessed November 28, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/117009.
Heath, Hy. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 28, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/117009.
"Heath, Hy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 28 November 2021.
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