Chanteur Country US né le 1er Avril 1883 à Waxahachie (Texas), Jules Vern Allen est décédé le 10 Juillet 1945.
Verne Allen was one of a handful of authentic and documented cowboy singers and
writers -- along with Carl T. Sprague
-- who lived the life that his songs dealt with. He also learned those songs
before radio and records carried them to the world, when they were still part of
an oral tradition. A cowboy from the age of ten, and a participant in cattle
drives until the end of the first decade of the new century, Allen began singing
as an amateur for the pleasure of his fellow cowboys.
After a stint in law enforcement, including a possible period as a Texas Ranger, and service in the army during World War I, he began working as a professional singer in the 1920s and was appearing on radio in Dallas, San Antonio, and Los Angeles by the end of the decade, sometimes under various pseudonyms, including Longhorn Luke. Allen began cutting music for Victor starting in 1928, and cut a total of a dozen sides for the company that year and the next. He cut what were among the earliest known versions of "The Cowboy's Dream," "Home on the Range," and "Days of Forty-Nine." His recording of "The Dying Cowboy," more familiar as "Oh Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie," is one of the more notable authentic oral tradition-derived versions of a song dating, in that form, at least since the 1830s.
Allen was also a composer and writer in his own right, and published Cowboy Lore, a collection of three dozen songs accompanied by details about cowboy life, in 1933 -- it has been reprinted several times, most recently in 1971, some 26 years after his death.
Talents : Vocals, Guitar, Main Performer
Style musical : Cowboy, Old-Timey, Yodeling
GAL I LEFT BEHIND (1928)
LITTLE JOE, THE WRANGLER (1932)
Years in activity :
|1928||78 t. VICTOR 21470 (US)||Jules ALLEN - Little Joe The Wrangler / Jack O' Diamonds|
|1928||78 t. VICTOR 21627 (US)||Jules ALLEN - Home On The Range / Days Of 49|
|1928||78 t. VICTOR VI 40022 (US)||Jules ALLEN - Gal I Left Behind / Zebra Dun|
|1929||78 t. VICTOR VI 40068 (US)||Jules ALLEN - Texas Cowboy / Prisoner For Life|
|1929||78 t. VICTOR VI 40118 (US)||Jules ALLEN - Longside The Santa Fe Trail / Two Fragments|
|1929||78 t. VICTOR VI 40167 (US)||Jules ALLEN - Cowboy's Love Song / Chisholm Trail|
|1929||78 t. VICTOR VI 40178 (US)||Jules ALLEN - Cowboy's Dream / Cowboy's Lament|
|1930||78 t. VICTOR VI 40263 (US)||Jules ALLEN - Punching The Dough / When The Work's All Done This Fall|
|1932||78 t. MONTGOMERY WARD 4343 (US)||Home On The Range (Jules ALLEN) / The Cowboy's Dream (Carl SPRAGUE)|
|1932||78 t. MONTGOMERY WARD 4344 (US)||Jules ALLEN - Long Side The Santa Fe Trail / Little Joe, The Wrangler|
|1934||78 t. MONTGOMERY WARD 4463 (US)||Jules ALLEN - Chisholm Trail / Days Of 49|
|1934||78 t. MONTGOMERY WARD 4464 (US)||Jules ALLEN - Zebra Dun / Jack O' Diamonds|
|1936||78 t. MONTGOMERY WARD 4779 (US)||Jules ALLEN - Jack O' Diamonds / Cowboy's Love Song|
|1936||78 t. MONTGOMERY WARD 4780 (US)||Jules ALLEN - Longside The Santa Fe Trail / Little Joe The Wrangler|
|1936||78 t. MONTGOMERY WARD 4781 (US)||Jules ALLEN - Two Fragments / Texas Cowboy|
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