Tex Ritter

Woodward Maurice "Tex" Ritter (January 12, 1905 – January 2, 1974) was an American country music singer and actor popular from the mid 1930s into the 1960s, and the patriarch of the Ritter acting family (son John, grandsons Jason and Tyler, and granddaughter Carly). He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 12th, 1905 (Murvaul, Texas), Died January 2nd, 1974 (Nashville)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1932 - 1949

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, guitar, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 33 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D9VB-0442 10-in. 3/11/1949 Dear John (I brought your saddle home) Jim Boyd ; Men of the West Male vocal solo, with string band songwriter  
Columbia W152293 10-in. 9/2/1932 A-ridin' Old Paint Tex Ritter Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W152294 10-in. 9/2/1932 Rye whiskey Tex Ritter Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 39271 10-in. 1/21/1935 Sam Hall Tex Ritter ; Tex Ritter vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 39272 10-in. 1/21/1935 Get along little dogies Tex Ritter ; Tex Ritter vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 39328 10-in. 2/5/1935 Thirty years in prison Tex Ritter ; Tex Ritter vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 39329 10-in. 2/5/1935 The lady killing cowboy Tex Ritter ; Tex Ritter vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 39330 10-in. 2/5/1935 I'm a do right cowboy Tex Ritter ; Tex Ritter vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 39331 10-in. 2/5/1935 Bill the barfly Tex Ritter ; Tex Ritter vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 60067 10-in. 10/16/1935 Nobody's darling but mine Tex Ritter vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 60068 10-in. 10/16/1935 My brown eyed Texas Rose Tex Ritter vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 60069 10-in. 10/16/1935 Boots and saddles Tex Ritter vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 60070 10-in. 10/16/1935 The Oregon Trail Tex Ritter vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 61057 10-in. 4/17/1936 Answer to Nobody's darling but mine Tex Ritter vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 61061 10-in. 4/17/1936 A melody from the sky Tex Ritter vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 61062 10-in. 4/20/1936 The hills of Old Wyoming Tex Ritter vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 61063 10-in. 4/20/1936 We'll rest at the end of the trail Tex Ritter vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca DLA 645 10-in. 12/2/1936 High, wide and handsome Tex Ritter vocalist  
Decca DLA 646 10-in. 12/2/1936 Headin' for the Rio Grande Tex Ritter vocalist  
Decca DLA 647 10-in. 12/2/1936 Out on the lone prairie Tex Ritter vocalist  
Decca DLA 648 10-in. 12/2/1936 Arizona days Tex Ritter vocalist  
Decca DLA 649 10-in. 12/2/1936 My sweet Chiquita Tex Ritter vocalist  
Decca DLA 650 10-in. 12/2/1936 Jail house lament Tex Ritter vocalist  
Decca DLA 794 10-in. 5/13/1937 I'm hitting the trail for home Tex Ritter vocalist  
Decca DLA 795 10-in. 5/13/1937 I'm a natural born cowboy Tex Ritter vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 33 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ritter, Tex," accessed October 16, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/208537.

Ritter, Tex. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 16, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/208537.

"Ritter, Tex." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 16 October 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/208537

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