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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

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 51-75 of 86 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca DLA 2119 10-in. 9/4/1940 No. 6 : Lady 'round the lady and the gent solo Roy Rogers instrumentalist, violin  
Decca DLA 2247 10-in. 11/29/1940 New worried mind Roy Rogers instrumentalist, violin  
Decca DLA 2248 10-in. 11/29/1940 Time changes everything Roy Rogers instrumentalist, violin  
Decca DLA 2249 10-in. 11/29/1940 Yesterday Roy Rogers instrumentalist, violin  
Decca DLA 2250 10-in. 11/29/1940 Melody of the plains Roy Rogers instrumentalist, violin  
Decca DLA 2685 10-in. 8/25/1941 Don't be blue, little pal, don't be blue Roy Rogers instrumentalist, violin  
Decca DLA 2686 10-in. 8/25/1941 You were right and I was wrong Roy Rogers instrumentalist, violin  
Decca DLA 2687 10-in. 8/25/1941 I'm trusting in you Roy Rogers instrumentalist, violin  
Decca DLA 2688 10-in. 8/25/1941 I'll be honest with you Roy Rogers instrumentalist, violin  
Decca DLA 2726 10-in. 9/4/1941 Down by the old Alamo Roy Rogers instrumentalist, violin  
Decca DLA 2727 10-in. 9/4/1941 I know I shouldn't worry Roy Rogers instrumentalist, violin  
Decca DLA 2728 10-in. 9/4/1941 A gay ranchero Roy Rogers instrumentalist, violin  
Decca DLA 2729 10-in. 9/4/1941 Blue bonnet lane Roy Rogers instrumentalist, violin  
Decca DLA 2755 10-in. 9/12/1941 Don't waste your love on me Roy Rogers instrumentalist, violin  
Decca DLA 2756 10-in. 9/12/1941 It's just the same Roy Rogers instrumentalist, violin  
Decca DLA 2757 10-in. 9/12/1941 A man and his song Roy Rogers instrumentalist, violin  
Decca DLA 2758 10-in. 9/12/1941 I've sold my saddle for an old guitar Roy Rogers instrumentalist, violin  
Decca DLA 2955 10-in. 3/20/1942 You're the answer to my prayer Roy Rogers instrumentalist, violin  
Decca DLA 2956 10-in. 3/20/1942 Little old church on the hilltop Roy Rogers instrumentalist, violin  
Decca DLA 2957 10-in. 3/20/1942 She gave her heart to a soldier boy Roy Rogers instrumentalist, violin  
Decca DLA 2958 10-in. 3/20/1942 Think of me Roy Rogers instrumentalist, violin  
Decca L 3118 10-in. 7/23/1942 You gotta go Texas Jim Lewis and his Lone Star Cowboys instrumentalist, violin  
Decca L 3119 10-in. 7/23/1942 Tweedle O'Twill Texas Jim Lewis and his Lone Star Cowboys instrumentalist, violin  
Decca L 3120 10-in. 7/23/1942 Dusty skies Texas Jim Lewis and his Lone Star Cowboys instrumentalist, violin  
Decca L 3121 10-in. 7/23/1942 Just wait and see Texas Jim Lewis and his Lone Star Cowboys instrumentalist, violin  
(Results 51-75 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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