Sound Recording, "Back in the Saddle Again"

Description (Brief)
The first singing cowboy in film, Gene Autry (1907-1998) found fame as a country western musician, film actor, and radio and television personality. Audiences embraced Autry's films in the 1930s as an escape from the economic woes of the Great Depression. “Back in the Saddle Again,” recorded in 1939, became the performer's signature song. The next year it was used as the theme for Autry’s "Melody Ranch" radio show.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1939
1946
recording artist
Autry, Gene
maker
Columbia
Place Made
United States
Physical Description
shellac (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
ID Number
1996.0320.05055
maker number
37183
C 120
accession number
1996.0320
catalog number
1996.0320.05055
subject
Music
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
1939 exhibit
Popular Entertainment
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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