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

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939 - 1940

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  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Heath, Hy," accessed July 24, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/117009.

Heath, Hy. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 24, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/117009.

"Heath, Hy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 24 July 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/117009


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