Billy Hughes

Everette Ishmael "Billy" Hughes (September 14, 1908 – May 6, 1995) was a Western Swing musician and songwriter. Born in Sallisaw, Oklahoma, he left for California during the Okie exodus of the 1930s. Billy Hughes and His Buccaroos performed during the 1940s and early 1950s. He also owned an independent recording company, Fargo Records. As a writer he is best known for "Tennessee Saturday Night" which was recorded by Red Foley and became a No. 1 hit in 1949. He died in Horatio, Arkansas.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 14, 1908 (Sallisaw), Died May 6, 1995 (Horatio)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1946 - 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: violin, guitar, composer, vocalist

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D6VB-3040 10-in. 10/9/1946 Rose of the Alamo Rosalie Allen ; Black River Riders Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor D7VB-1321 10-in. 8/11/1947 City of Memphis Riders of the Rio Grande ; Johnny Tyler Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor D7VB-1323 10-in. 8/11/1947 Oh how you lied Riders of the Rio Grande ; Johnny Tyler Male vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Victor D7VB-1382 10" 10/16/1947 That wild and wicked look in your eye Riders of the Rio Grande ; Johnny Tyler Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, violin  
Victor D7VB-1384 10" 10/16/1947 Tell a woman Riders of the Rio Grande ; Johnny Tyler Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, violin  
Victor D7VB-1539 10-in. 8/20/1947 There's not a thing (I wouldn't do for you) Eddy Arnold Male vocal solo, with string band composer  
Victor D7VB-1838 10-in. 10/30/1947 Nothin' won't cure the blues Riders of the Rio Grande ; Johnny Tyler Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, violin  
Victor D7VB-1840 10-in. 10/30/1947 Peepin' through the keyhole (watching Jole Blon) Riders of the Rio Grande ; Johnny Tyler Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, violin  
Victor D7VB-1841 10-in. 10/30/1947 I got mine Riders of the Rio Grande ; Johnny Tyler Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, violin  
Victor D7VB-1897 10-in. 11/14/1947 Almost every time Riders of the Rio Grande ; Johnny Tyler Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, violin  
Victor D7VB-2101 10-in. 11/14/1947 Can't get my foot off the rail Riders of the Rio Grande ; Johnny Tyler Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, violin  
Victor D7VB-2862 10-in. 12/19/1947 Sundown in my heart Panhandle Punchers ; Texas Jim Robertson String band, with male vocal solo and accordion composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hughes, Billy," accessed September 27, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/355916.

Hughes, Billy. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 27, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/355916.

"Hughes, Billy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 27 September 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/355916

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