Jack Rollins

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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Recordings

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  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Rollins, Jack," accessed March 2, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/357108.

Rollins, Jack. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 2, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/357108.

"Rollins, Jack." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 2 March 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/357108

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