Hank Fort (née Hankins, 1908–1973) was an American singer and songwriter of the mid 20th century. She composed over 400 songs, including tracks recorded by Petula Clark ("Put Your Shoes On, Lucy") and The Andrews Sisters, Patty Montana, Betsy Gay ("I Didn't Know the Gun Was Loaded")and "Written Guarantee" recorded by Betty Garrett and Larry Parks. One of her songs, "Look With Pride On Our Flag", was played at the second inauguration of Richard Nixon in 1973. In 1935 she established a dancing school in Nashville called "Fortnightly" which became a milestone for generations of youngsters coming of age to learn ballroom dancing and proper manners. It remained in existence nearly a quarter-century.
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|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||E0VB-3914||10-in.||3/17/1950||Written guarantee||Rosalie Allen ; Elton Britt ; Skytoppers||Female-male vocal duet, with string band||songwriter|
|Victor||D7VB-1478||10-in.||8/8/1947||Pic-a-nic-in (in the park)||Larry Green ; Larry Green Orchestra||Female vocal solo, with vocal trio and jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||D9VB-0079||10-in.||1/11/1949||Put your shoes on, Lucy||Fontane Sisters ; Joe Biviano Orchestra||Female vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||D9VB-0409||10-in.||3/8/1949||I didn't know the gun was loaded||Buckaroos (Patsy Montana) ; Patsy Montana||Female vocal solo, with string band||songwriter|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Fort, Hank," accessed October 2, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/356351.
Fort, Hank. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 2, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/356351.
"Fort, Hank." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 2 October 2023.
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