Chanteuse Country US née Frances Octavia Smith le 31 octobre 1912 à Uvalde (Texas). Dale Evans fut la troisième épouse de Roy Rogers. Elle est décédée le 7 février 2001 à Apple Valley (Californie).
of the Cowgirls," Dale Evans stands out as the most powerful female presence in
cowboy culture throughout the 20th century. Evans was born
Frances Octavia Smith, October 31, 1912, in Uvalde, Texas. At age 14, she
eloped with her high school sweetheart. A year later, she found herself in
Memphis, TN, a widow and single parent, pursuing a career in a music.
The station manager at radio station WHAS (where the aspiring star was working as a staff singer) encouraged her to change first her name to Dale. The surname Evans came about as Joe Eaton felt it was "euphonious" and would roll easily from the lips of announcers. As Dale Evans, she traveled to Chicago, became a vocalist with a number of different big bands, and was eventually hired as staff singer for radio station WBBM, the local CBS affiliate. Talent scouts from Paramount Studios discovered her and arranged a screen test in Hollywood for the movie Holiday Inn, starring Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby. She didn't get the part, but the screen test found its way to 20th Century Fox studios where she received a one-year contract.
Herbert Yates, head of Republic Studios, was inspired by the successful stage play Oklahoma, and decided to expand the female lead in westerns and adopt this format for one of his biggest stars, Roy Rogers. Since Evans was from Texas, Yates figured she could surely rope 'n' ride, and subsequently offered her a starring role in The Cowboy and the Señorita — the first of 28 films Roy Rogers and Dale Evans would make together. This on-screen team became a real life romance, and they were married in 1947.
In 1950, Evans wrote the song most closely associated with the cowboy fascination of the '50s. "Happy Trails to You" was written while preparing for a radio show; scribbling on an envelope, Dale wrote the famous lyrics and taught the medley to Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers forty minutes before show time. The song eventually served as the closing song for their half-hour television series, The Roy Rogers Show, which ran until 1957.
Evans remained active throughout the rest of her life, co-writing more than 400 songs, including the immortal western classic "Hazy Mountains," and the Sunday School standard "The Bible Tells Me So." She also authored several books, co-founded The Happy Trails Children's Foundation for severely abused and neglected children, is a member of the Cowgirl Hall of Fame, and has an impressive three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Roy Rogers died in 1998 from congestive heart failure at the age of 86, and after a series of medical problems, Dale Evans followed him into the sunset three years later. Her memory stands not only as a fiery whip-smart cowgirl, but as a gifted songwriter and a warm humanitarian who shone with an earthy spirituality and a twinkle in her eye for the entire length of the long and dusty trail.
Talents : Singer, Songwriter, Movie-Star
Style musical : Singing Cowboy, Country Gospel
Années en activité :
78 t., Singles & EP
|194?||78 t. MAJESTIC 11025 (US)||.||Under A Texas Moon / His Hat Cost More Than Mine|
|194?||78 t. MAJESTIC 11031 (US)||.||I'm The Rage Of The Sage / When The White Roses Bloom|
|194?||78 t. MAJESTIC 6027 (US)||.||What Fer Didgee / Loaded Pistol|
|194?||78 t. MAJESTIC 6029 (US)||.||We're Brandin' A Little Critter / Aba Ban Antone|
|1948||78 t. MERCURY 6153 (US)||.||Loaded Pistol / ?|
|1949||3 SP RCA VICTOR WP-286 (US)||Roy ROGERS & Dale EVANS - HYMNS OF FAITH|
|1950||78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-4242 (US)||.||I'm Gonna Lock You In My Heart / Put All Your Kisses In An Envelope|
|1950||78 t. RCA VICTOR 21-0465 (US)||.||Last Night My Heart Crossed The Ocean / Please Send Me Someone To Love|
|1951||78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-4308 (US)||.||32 Feet Eight Little Tails / Fuzzy Wuzzy|
|1954||2 EP RCA VICTOR EPB-3168 (US)||Roy ROGERS & Dale EVANS - HYMNS OF FAITH|
|1957||EP RCA VICTOR EPA-2-1439 (US)||Roy ROGERS & Dale EVANS - SWEET HOUR OF PRAYER|
|1967||SP CAPITOL 2022 (US)||.||Roy ROGERS & Dale EVANS - Merry Christmas My Darling / Sleigh Ride-Jingle Bells|
|1954||LP 10" RCA VICTOR LPM-3168 (US)||HYMNS OF FAITH - (Roy ROGERS & Dale EVANS)|
|1957||LP 12" RCA VICTOR LPM-1439 (US)||
|1959||LP 12" RCA VICTOR LBY-1022 (US)||JESUS LOVES ME - (Roy ROGERS & Dale EVANS)|
|1962||LP 12" CAPITOL ST-1745 (US)||THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO - ROY ROGERS & DALE EVANS SING A COLLECTION OF THEIR FAVORITE SACRED SONG - (Roy ROGERS & Dale EVANS)|
|1963||LP 12" GOLDEN 1987 (US)||16 GREAT SONGS OF THE OLD WEST - (Roy ROGERS & Dale EVANS) - I Ride An Old Paint / Whoopie Ti-Yi-Yo / The Old Chisholm Trail / Colorado Trail / The Railroad Corral / The Streets Of Laredo / The Night Herding Song / Doney Gal / Goodbye Old Paint / Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie / Home On The Range / Tumbling Tumbleweeds / Red River Valley / Song Wagon / Cool Water / The Cowman's Prayer|
|1967||LP 12" CAPITOL ST-2772 (US)||IT'S REAL - Standin' In The Need Of Prayer- Do Lord / Old Time Religion / When I Met My Saviour / Every Time I Feel The Spirit / One More River To Cross - Gonna Lay Down My Heavy Load / Ezekiel Saw The Wheel - Walk In Jerusalem / It's Real / Deep River - Swing Low Sweet Chariot / Oh Saviour! / Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen - Steal Away / Onward Christian Soldiers - Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho|
|1967||LP 12" CAPITOL ST-2818 (US)||CHRISTMAS IS ALWAYS - (Roy ROGERS & Dale EVANS) - It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year / Medley: Remember Whose Birthday It Is - Happy Birthday, Gentle Saviour / Christmas Is Always / I'll Be Home For Christmas / Star Of Hope / Christmas Prayer / Merry Christmas, My Darling / December Time / Let There Be Peace On Earth / Medley: What Child Is This - Sweet Little Jesus Boy / What Color Is Love? / Jingle Bells - Sleigh Ride|
|1969||LP 12" CAPITOL ST-399 (US)||GET TO KNOW THE LORD - Get To Know The Lord / My God Is Real / Sometime Good (Is Going To Happen To You) / He's Everything To Me / Precious Memories / Jacob's Ladder / When The Saints Go Marching In / Reach Out To Jesus / One of These Days / When I Survey The Wondrous Cross / Known Only To Him / It Took A Miracle / He Touched Me / Father Abraham / Rock-a My Soul|
|196?||LP 12" RONDO 336 (US)||DALE EVANS SINGS WESTERN FAVORITES & JOHNNIE O' CALLS WESTERN DANCE - (Dale EVANS / Johnnie O') I'm The Rage Of The Sage / Under A Texas Moon / His Hat Cost More Than Mine / Virginia Reel / Nelly Bly / Sanita Hill / others|
|1971||LP 12" WORD WST-8546 (US)||IT'S REAL - Standin' In The Need Of Prayer- Do Lord / Old Time Religion / When I Met My Saviour / Every Time I Feel The Spirit / One More River To Cross - Gonna Lay Down My Heavy Load / Ezekiel Saw The Wheel - Walk In Jerusalem / It's Real / Deep River - Swing Low Sweet Chariot / Oh Saviour! / Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen - Steal Away / Onward Christian Soldiers - Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho|
|1972||LP 12" WORD WST-8566 (US)||FAITH, HOPE & CHARITY - The Bible Tells Me So / Lonely Voices / Put Your Hand In the Hand -Amazing Grace / Bring Back The Springtime / The New 23rd / Pass It On / In The Garden / The Stranger Of Galilee / The Old Rugged Cross / Fill My Cup, Lord / Rock Of Ages|
|1973||LP 12" WORD WST-8589 (US)||IN THE SWEET BYE AND BYE - (Roy ROGERS & Dale EVANS) - In The Sweet By And By / Jesus In The Morning / If I Can Help Somebody / I'll Fly Away / Peace In The Valley / On The Wings Of A Snow White Dove / The Cowboy's Prayer / Softly And Tenderly / This Little Light Of Mine / Hope Medley (Whispering Hope, Star Of Hope)|
|1975||LP 12" WORD WST-8658 (US)||HEART OF THE COUNTRY - This Land Is Your Land / God Bless America / Prayer For America / Heart Of The Country / I Am The United States / The King Is Coming / Angel Unaware / Read It And Pray / Spiritual Medley: Wake Up - Jacob & Get On Board Little Children / Kristofferson Medley: One Day At A Time & Why Me - Lord|
|1976||LP 12" CAMDEN ACL-7021 (US)||JESUS LOVES ME - (Roy ROGERS & Dale EVANS) - Until We Meet Again / Did You Stop To Pray This Morning / The Lord Is Counting On You / A Cowboy Sunday Prayer / Read The Bible And Pray / The Bible Tells Me So / Watch What You Do / I'll Be A Sunbeam Jesus Loves Me|
|1977||LP 12" WORD WST-8661 (US)||COUNTRY DALE - The World Needs A Melody / Come On Home / Don't Ever Let Go Of My Hand / I Can't Stop Loving You / Where I'm Going / Say Amen / Feeling Country Blue / Because Of Him / When I Was A Child / Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen - Alleluia|
|1977||LP 12" WORD 8761 (US)||THE GOOD LIFE - (Roy ROGERS & Dale EVANS)|
|1978||LP 12" WORD 8803 (US)||TOTALLY FREE|
|10/1995||CD K-TEL 9514 (US)||SAY YES TO TOMORROW - (Roy ROGERS & Dale EVANS) - Say Yes To Tomorrow / Grow Me / Cowboy's Prayer / God Will Take Care Of You / God's Plan / Best Years Of My Life / Bible Tells Me So / Only One Star / Brokenhearted / May The Road Rise Up|
|07/1998||CD DRIVE ARCHIVE 47007 (US)||16 GREAT SONGS OF OLD WEST - (Roy ROGERS & Dale EVANS) - Song Wagon / I Ride An Old Paint / Whoopie Ti-Yi-Yo / Home On The Range / Old Chisholm Trail / Colorado Trail / Railroad Corral / Tumbling Tumbleweeds / Cool Water / Streets Of Laredo / Night Herding Song / Red River Valley / Doney Gal / Goodbye Old Paint / Bury Me Out On The Lone Prairie / Cowman's Prayer|
|09/1998||CD MCA 21110 (US)||SONGS OF THE OLD WEST - (Roy ROGERS & Dale EVANS) - Home On The Range / Whoopie Ti-Yi-Yo / Colorado Trail / Streets Of Laredo / Tumbling Tumbleweeds / Cool Water / Song Wagon / Railroad Corral / Red River Valley / Cowman's Prayer|
|10/2003||CD COLLECTOR'S CHOICE 1050 (US)||SWEETHEART OF THE WEST - Ten Days With Baby / Sentimental / I Surrender Dear / A Two Seated Saddle, And A One Gated Horse / The Very Thought Of You / The Trolley Song / (You Are) Always In My Heart / Besame Mucho / Goin' Back To Texas / Frankie And Johnny / San Fernando Valley / Spanish Medley|
|05/2006||CD BACM 153 (UK)||RAGE OF THE SAGE - If You Ever Come To Texas / Welcome To My Heart / Under A Texas Moon / His Hat Cost More Than Mine / When The White Roses Bloom / What For Didgee / Chihuahua Song / Nothin' In My Letter Box / I Wear A Saddle On My Heart / Lock Stock And Barrel / A Heart Of Stone / Havaii Na / A Two Seated Saddle And A One Gaited Horse / San Angelo / Show On The Mountain / Strawberry Tears / Frankie & Johnny / Put All Your Kisses In An Envelope / I'm Gonna Lock You Out Of My Heart / Kiss, Kiss Kissin' In The Korn / I'm In The Rage Of The Sage / Besame Mucho / San Fernando Valley / Out California Way|
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