Hy Heath

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 9, 1890 (Oakville, Tennessee), Died April 3, 1965 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939 - 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, lyricist, composer

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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  
Victor D6VB-2162 10-in. 9/18/1946 Uncle Remus said Tex Beneke ; Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Lillian Lane Female-male vocal duet, with vocal ensemble and jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor D7VB-1387 10-in. 10/16/1947 Old time religion Phil Harris ; Phil Harris Orchestra ; The Sportsmen Male vocal solo, with male vocal group and jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor D7VB-1388 10-in. 10/16/1947 Loaded pistols, loaded dice Phil Harris ; Phil Harris Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor D7VB-2763 10-in. 12/28/1947 Clancy lowered the boom Charles Dant Orchestra ; Dennis Day Male vocal solo, with vocal quartet and instrumental ensemble songwriter  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Heath, Hy," accessed June 5, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/117009.

Heath, Hy. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 5, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/117009.

"Heath, Hy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 5 June 2023.

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