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Back in the Saddle Again; Tumbling Tumbleweeds

Back in the Saddle Again; Tumbling Tumbleweeds

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Description (Brief)

Gene Autry. side 1: Back in the Saddle Again; side 2: Tumbling Tumbleweeds (Columbia 37183). from the album, Gene Autry's Western Classics (Columbia C 120)
78 rpm

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.

Currently not on view
Object Name
sound recording
date made
recording artist
Autry, Gene
Place Made
United States
Physical Description
shellac (overall material)
overall: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
ID Number
maker number
C 120
accession number
catalog number
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
1939 exhibit
Popular Entertainment
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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