Walter E. "Jack" Rollins (September 15, 1906 – January 1, 1973) was an American musician born in Scottdale, Pennsylvania and raised in Keyser, West Virginia. Rollins wrote the lyrics to holiday favorites "Here Comes Peter Cottontail," "Frosty the Snowman," and "Smokey the Bear." The music was written by his partner Steve Nelson. Rollins co-wrote many country songs for artists such as Gene Autry, Hank Snow, George Jones Eddy Arnold and Jimmy Durante.
Birth and Death Data: Born September 15, 1906, Died January 1, 1973
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1945 - 1951
Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter
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|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||E0VB-3310||10-in.||1/16/1950||Blame it all on Nashville||Golden West Cowboys ; Pee Wee King ; Gene Stewart||Male vocal solo, with string band||songwriter|
|Victor||E0VB-3547||10-in.||2/8/1950||Peter cottontail||Roy Rogers||Male vocal solo, with string band and vocal harmonies||songwriter|
|Victor||E0VB-3729||10-in.||7/20/1950||Frosty the snow man||Roy Rogers||Male vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and instrumental ensemble||songwriter|
|Victor||E0VB-3730||10-in.||7/20/1950||Peter cottontail||Roy Rogers||Male vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and instrumental ensemble||songwriter|
|Victor||E0VB-3841||10-in.||3/3/1950||Rubber knuckle Sam||Panhandle Punchers ; Texas Jim Robertson||Male vocal solo, with string band||songwriter|
|Victor||E0VB-4043||10-in.||3/28/1950||With this ring I thee wed||Rainbow Ranch Boys ; Hank Snow||Male vocal solo, with string band||songwriter|
|Victor||E0VB-4267||10-in.||4/26/1950||A prison without walls||Eddy Arnold||Male vocal solo, with string band||songwriter|
|Victor||E0VB-4653||10-in.||5/22/1950||The tom cat blues||Eddie Marshall ; Trail Dusters||Male vocal solo, with string band||songwriter|
|Victor||E0VB-5761||10-in.||10/10/1950||Coffee, cigarettes and tears||Eddie Marshall ; Trail Dusters||Male vocal solo, with string band||songwriter|
|Victor||E1VB-0104||10-in.||1/9/1951||In the shadow of thy wings||Carpenter Trio||Vocal trio, with piano||songwriter|
|Victor||D5AB-0419||10-in.||6/19/1945||Colin Kelly, will you tell the boys up yonder||Buchanan Brothers||Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble||songwriter|
|Victor||D5AB-0964||10-in.||11/27/1945||Am I still P-A-R-T of your H-E-A-R-T?||Buchanan Brothers ; Georgia Catamounts||Male vocal duet, with string band||songwriter|
|Victor||D9VB-2599||10-in.||11/29/1949||Proud papa polka||Cecil Campbell ; Tennessee Ramblers (Cecil Campbell)||Male vocal solo, with string band||songwriter|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Rollins, Jack," accessed November 29, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/357108.
Rollins, Jack. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 29, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/357108.
"Rollins, Jack." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 29 November 2023.
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