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Spade Cooley

Donnell Clyde Cooley (December 17, 1910 – November 23, 1969), better known as Spade Cooley, was an American Western swing musician, big band leader, actor, television personality, and convicted murderer. Cooley's career ended in 1961 when he was arrested and convicted for the brutal murder of his second wife, Ella Mae Evans.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 17, 1910 (Oklahoma), Died November 23, 1969 (Vacaville)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1940 - 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: violin, leader, songwriter, vocalist, arranger, composer

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 86 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D7VB-2103 10-in. 11/17/1947 Blonde fiddle blues Spade Cooley ; Spade Cooley Band String band leader, instrumentalist, violin, composer  
Victor D9VB-0572 10-in. 4/5/1949 Wagonner Spade Cooley ; Spade Cooley Band String band leader, arranger, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor D9VB-0573 10-in. 4/5/1949 Flop-eared mule Spade Cooley ; Spade Cooley Band String band leader, arranger, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor D9VB-0574 10-in. 4/5/1949 The eighth of January Spade Cooley ; Spade Cooley Band String band leader, arranger, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor D9VB-0575 10-in. 4/5/1949 Ida Red Spade Cooley ; Spade Cooley Band String band leader, instrumentalist, violin, arranger  
Victor D9VB-0576 10-in. 4/5/1949 Wake up, Susan! Spade Cooley ; Spade Cooley Band String band leader, arranger, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor D9VB-0577 10-in. 4/5/1949 6/8 to the barn Spade Cooley ; Spade Cooley Band String band leader, instrumentalist, violin, arranger  
Victor D9VB-0578 10-in. 4/5/1949 Arkansas traveler Spade Cooley ; Spade Cooley Band String band leader, arranger, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor D9VB-0579 10-in. 4/5/1949 The gal I left behind me Spade Cooley ; Spade Cooley Band String band leader, arranger, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor D9VB-0699 10-in. 8/9/1949 Skip to my Lou Spade Cooley ; Roy Rogers ; Spade Cooley Orchestra String band, with dance calls leader  
Victor D9VB-0700 10-in. 8/9/1949 Old Joe Clark Spade Cooley ; Roy Rogers ; Spade Cooley Orchestra String band, with dance calls leader  
Victor D9VB-0701 10-in. 8/9/1949 Rickett's reel Spade Cooley ; Roy Rogers ; Spade Cooley Orchestra String band, with dance calls leader  
Victor D9VB-0702 10-in. 8/9/1949 Sycamore reel Spade Cooley ; Roy Rogers ; Spade Cooley Orchestra String band, with dance calls leader  
Victor D9VB-0703 10-in. 8/9/1949 Oh dem golden slippers Spade Cooley ; Roy Rogers ; Spade Cooley Orchestra String band, with dance calls leader  
Victor D9VB-0704 10-in. 8/9/1949 Lucky leather breeches Spade Cooley ; Roy Rogers ; Spade Cooley Orchestra String band, with dance calls leader  
Victor D9VB-0782 10-in. 11/17/1949 Foolish tears Spade Cooley ; Ginny Jackson ; Spade Cooley Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor D9VB-0783 10-in. 11/17/1949 Send ten pretty flowers to my girl in Tennessee Spade Cooley ; Bob "Tex" Cromer ; Spade Cooley Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor D9VB-0784 10-in. 11/17/1949 Texas star Les Anderson ; Spade Cooley ; Bob "Tex" Cromer Male vocal solo, with dance calls and instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor D9VB-0785 10-in. 11/17/1949 Pretty please love me Spade Cooley ; Ginny Jackson Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor D9VB-2241 10-in. 9/14/1949 Mama and daddy broke my heart Eddy Arnold Male vocal solo, with string band composer  
Decca DLA 2114 10-in. 9/4/1940 No.1: Round the couple and swing when you meet Roy Rogers instrumentalist, violin  
Decca DLA 2115 10-in. 9/4/1940 No. 2: Round that couple—Go through and swing Roy Rogers instrumentalist, violin  
Decca DLA 2116 10-in. 9/4/1940 No. 3: Bird in a cage and three rail pen Roy Rogers instrumentalist, violin  
Decca DLA 2117 10-in. 9/4/1940 No. 4: Chase that rabbit, chase that squirrel Roy Rogers instrumentalist, violin  
Decca DLA 2118 10-in. 9/4/1940 No. 5: Boy around a boy - Girl around a girl Roy Rogers instrumentalist, violin  
(Results 26-50 of 86 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Cooley, Spade," accessed December 9, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/202076.

Cooley, Spade. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 9, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/202076.

"Cooley, Spade." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 9 December 2022.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/202076

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