Chanteuse Country Canadienne née Rita Cote, le 17 Août 1921 à Sherbrooke, Quebec. Betty Cody a débuté à la fin des années trente et a fait une petite carrière dans la Country Music. Elle fut la femme de Hal Lone Pine.

For a brief span during the early 1950s, Betty Cody stood side by side honky tonk queens like Kitty Wells and Goldie Hill. "Betty Cody was the closest to Kitty Wells in both plaintive Vocals style and heartache lyric content," wrote Mary A. Bufwack and Robert K. Oermann in Finding Her Voice: The Saga of Women in Country Music. Like Wells, she would reach country music's Top Ten hit with an answer song; whereas Webb Pierce sang "There Stands a Glass," a honky tonk paean to hard living, Cody sang "Please Throw Away the Glass," inserting a woman's point of view. Cody was born Rita Cote in Quebec on August 17, 1921, the sixth of Alphonse and Aidina Cote's 11 children. Her family moved to Auburn, Me and Cody learned music from the nuns of a French Catholic school; she would continue to sing in French until the age of 14.
Cody shored up her country music credentials by learning to yodel -- thanks to a brother's dare -- by listening to Patsy Montana's 1935 hit "I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart." She soon found work at local radio stations and balanced her budding singing career with her regular job at a shoe factory. Her first appearance was at WCOU Radio in Lewiston at the age of 15. In 1940 Cody married a musician, Harold Breau, known in New England as Lone Pine. When Cody joined his act, she adopted her stage name and the team traveled the United States and Canada. The couple had four sons including Lenny Breau who joined the family act at three and later became a well-known jazz guitarist.
In the early '50s Cody reached the height of her career when the act signed to RCA and initiated a series of recordings. Cody's formative training paid off when "Tom Tom Yodel" became a hit in 1952. Successful recordings of "Please Throw Away the Glass" and "I Found Out More Than You'll Ever Know" followed in 1953. During this time Cody sang on a coast-to-coast radio program for ABC and toured with Kitty Wells, Chet Atkins, Hank Snow, and other country music notables. Cody and Lone Pine also became a regular member of the WWVA barn dance, the Wheeling Jamboree.
The couple's success, however, had a darker underside: Cody and Lone Pine's marriage had begun to disintegrate during these years. Cody, in fact, considered a solo career, and attracted the attention of none other than Colonel Tom Parker (the future manager of Elvis Presley). But Parker's deal included moving to Nashville and leaving her children behind for six months, so Cody retired from the mainstream music business. She returned to Lewiston, ME where she worked in a factory and raised three of her sons. Cody also continued to perform locally and was inducted into the Maine Country Music Hall of Fame on April 29, 1979. In 2006, Bear Records issued On the Trail of the Lonesome Pine, recordings of Cody and Lone Pine's work at RCA. The same year The Successful Hillbilly Era of Betty Cody (1952-1954) was issued by Cattle.

Talents : Singer, Guitar

Style musical : Traditional Country

I'm Talkin', Start Walkin' (1953) (with Hal Lone PINE)

PALE MOON (1953)

I FOUND OUT MORE THAN YOU EVER KNEW (1953)

PHONOGRAPH RECORD (1953) 

DEAR SISTER (1954)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t. & Singles

02/1950 78 t. RCA VICTOR 21-0179 (US)

Betty CODY & Hal Lone PINE - Waltz Of The Bride / Oh Lord Please Tell Me Do

1950 RCA VICTOR  Bluebird Series 55-3257 (CAN) Lone PINE & His Mountaineers with Betty CODY - The Waltz Of The Bride / O Lord Please Tell Me Do
1951 78 t. & SP BLUEBIRD 55-3266 / 57-5052 (CAN)

It's Goodbye And So Long To You (Betty CODY & Hal Lone PINE) / Fuzzy Wuzzy Teddy Bear (Hal Lone PINE)

10/1951 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-4366 (US) Lone PINE & His Mountaineers with Betty CODY - The Waltz Of The Bride / Oh Lord Please Tell Me Do
10/1951 SP RCA VICTOR 47-4366 (US) Lone PINE & His Mountaineers with Betty CODY - The Waltz Of The Bride / Oh Lord Please Tell Me Do
1952 78 t. & SP BLUEBIRD 55-3269 / 57-5057 (CAN) Tom Tom Yodel (Lone PINE & His Mountaineers with Betty CODY) / I'll Be Waiting Patiently (Lone PINE & His Mountaineers)
03/1952 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-4581 (US) Tom Tom Yodel (Lone PINE & His Mountaineers with Betty CODY) / I'll Be Waiting Patiently  (Lone PINE & His Mountaineers)
03/1952 SP RCA VICTOR 47-4581 (US)

Tom Tom Yodel (Lone PINE & His Mountaineers with Betty CODY) / I'll Be Waiting Patiently  (Lone PINE & His Mountaineers)

1952 78 t. & SP BLUEBIRD 55-3271 / 57-5059 (CAN)

On The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine (Betty CODY & Hal Lone PINE) / Little Jeannie (Hal Lone PINE)

05/1952 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-4720 (US) On The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine (Lone PINE & His Mountaineers with Betty CODY) / Little Jeannie (Lone PINE & His Mountaineers)
05/1952 SP RCA VICTOR 47-4720 (US)

On The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine (Lone PINE & His Mountaineers with Betty CODY) / Little Jeannie (Lone PINE & His Mountaineers)

1952 78 t. & SP BLUEBIRD 55-3274 / 57-5062 (CAN)

O Mama Come Home / One Poor Lonely Heart

11/1952 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-5044 (US) Don't Stop I Like It (Betty CODY & Hal Lone PINE) / Lipstick On Your Collar (Hal Lone PINE)
11/1952 SP RCA VICTOR 47-5044 (US)

Don't Stop I Like It (Betty CODY & Hal Lone PINE) / Lipstick On Your Collar (Hal Lone PINE)

05/1953 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-5263 (US) Jealous Love (Betty Cody & Hal "Lone" PINE with The Mountaineers) / I'm Talkin', Start Walkin' (Hal "Lone" PINE & Betty Cody with The Mountaineers)
05/1953 SP RCA VICTOR 47-5263 (US)

Jealous Love (Betty Cody & Hal "Lone" PINE with The Mountaineers) / I'm Talkin', Start Walkin' (Hal "Lone" PINE & Betty Cody with The Mountaineers)

08/1953 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-5376 (US) Pale Moon / I Hate Myself For Loving You So Much
08/1953 SP RCA VICTOR 47-5376 (US) Pale Moon / I Hate Myself For Loving You So Much
10/1953 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-5462 (US) I Found Out More Than You Ever Knew / Don't Believe Everything You Read
10/1953 SP RCA VICTOR 47-5462 (US) I Found Out More Than You Ever Knew / Don't Believe Everything You Read
11/1953 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-5519 (US) Keep Your Promise Willie Thomas / Phonograph Record
11/1953 SP RCA VICTOR 47-5519 (US) Keep Your Promise Willie Thomas / Phonograph Record
01/1954 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-5600 (US) Please Throw Away The Glass / You Can't Feel Way I Do
01/1954 SP RCA VICTOR 47-5600 (US) Please Throw Away The Glass / You Can't Feel Way I Do
03/1954 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-5630 (US) Tear Down The Mountains / I Really Want You To Know
03/1954 SP RCA VICTOR 47-5630 (US) Tear Down The Mountains / I Really Want You To Know
05/1954 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-5705 (US) Letter I Should Never Have Mailed / Kiss That Made A Fool Of Me
05/1954 SP RCA VICTOR 47-5705 (US) Letter I Should Never Have Mailed / Kiss That Made A Fool Of Me
08/1954 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-5811 (US) Dear Sister / Can You Live With Yourself
08/1954 SP RCA VICTOR 47-5811 (US) Dear Sister / Can You Live With Yourself
10/1954 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-5869 (US)

Betty CODY & Hal "Lone PINE" - How To Get Married / Heart To Heart

10/1954 SP RCA VICTOR 47-5869 (US) Betty CODY & Hal "Lone PINE" - How To Get Married / Heart To Heart
1954 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-5891 (US) Tell It Right / Butterfly Heart
1954 SP RCA VICTOR 42-5891 (US) Tell It Right / Butterfly Heart
11/1954 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-5926 (US) Always A Bridesmaid / You Want More Of Me
11/1954 SP RCA VICTOR 47-5926 (US) Always A Bridesmaid / You Want More Of Me
12/1954 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-5991 (US)

Hal Lone PINE & Betty CODY - Tell It Right / Butterfly Heart

12/1954 SP RCA VICTOR 47-5991 (US) Hal Lone PINE & Betty CODY - Tell It Right / Butterfly Heart

Albums

1979 LP 12" EAB 790816 (CAN) SINGING AGAIN - Dancing Again / Mama's House / Hi There / I Yodel All Day Long / Hopeless Woman / The Selfishness In Man / Coeur De Maman / Killing Time With Me / Share And Share Alike / Call Me Hurt / What Is Life Without Love / I've Got My Mind Satisfied
1985 LP 12" CATTLE LP 79 (GER) BETTY CODY'S COUNTRY SOUVENIR ALBUM - Tear Down The Mountains / Can You Live With Yourself / Dear Sister / Butterfly Heart / Tell It Right / The Kiss That Made A Foll Of Me / A Letter I Should Never Have Mailed / Don't Believe Everything That You Read About Love / You Broke My Heart In 15 Million Pieces / Pale Moon / I Hate Myself For Loving You So Much / I Found Out More Than You Ever Knew / Phonograph Records / Keep Your Promise, Willie Thomas / Please Throw Away The Glass / You Can't Feel The Way I Do / I Really Don't Want To Know / You Want More Of Me / Always A Bridesmaid.
03/2005 CD CATTLE CCD 306 (GER) THE SUCCESSFUL HILLBILLY ERA OF BETTY CODY (1952-1954) - Pale Moon / Tom-Tom Yodel / Keep Your Promise, Willie Thomas / Phonograph Record / Keep Your Shirt On John / Don't Stop - I Like It! / O Mama Come Home / You Broke My Heart In 15 Million Pieces / You Can't Feel the Way I Do / Please Throw Away The Glass / Kiss That Made A Fool Of Me / Letter I Should Never Have Mailed / Of All The Songs We Ever Sang / Dear Sister / Can You Live With Yourself? / Don't Believe Everything That You Read About Love / I Found Out More Than You Ever Knew / Jealous Love / I'm Talkin', Start Walkin' / Tear Down The Mountains / I Really Want You To Know / Heart To Heart Talk (Let's Talk It Over) / How To Get Married / Always A Bridesmaid / You Want More Of Me (Than I Can Give You) / Columbu Stockade Blues / In Sunny Tennessee / I Hate Myself For Loving You So Much
02/2006 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 16787 (GER) ON THE TRAIL OF THE LONESOME PINE - Hal Lone PINE & Betty CODY - On The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine / I'm Talkin', Start Walkin' / Lipstick On Your Collar / From One O'Clock To Midnight / Pretty As A Queen / Little Jeannie / Prince Edward Island Is Heaven To Me / From Paree To Tennessee / Honey, Honey Mine / Come Back To This Heart Of Mine / In Sunny Tennessee / She Took / Don't Stop - I Like It! / Fuzzy-Wuzzy Teddy Bear / Pale Moon / The Waltz Of The Bridge / Yes I Do, No I Don't (The Question Song) / When It's Appleblossomtime In Annapolis Valley / O Lord Please Tell Me, Do / I'll Be Waiting Patiently / One Poor Lonely Heart / O Mama Come Home / Tom-Tom Yodel / Jealous Love / No Heart At All / Add A Name / Gonna Build A Fence Around You / Tell It Right / I Heard The Bluebirds Sing / It's Good-Bye And So Long To You

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