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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Heath, Hy," accessed February 2, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/117009.
Heath, Hy. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 2, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/117009.
"Heath, Hy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 2 February 2023.
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