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Shelley Lee Alley
and his Alley Cats
Born:  July 6, 1894
Died:  June 1, 1964
NorthWest Western Swing Music Society (1995)
Western Swing Society Hall of Fame (1994)

About The Artist

Shelley Lee Alley was born on his father's ranch in Alleyton, Texas. It was said that he came from a musical family. So much so, that he had written his first song by the time he was all of six years old.

Shelley Lee Alley holds a distinction of being one of the first pioneers of radio entertainment: he broadcast the first program over radio station WFAA out of Dallas, Texas.

They said he was a prolific songwriter and had recorded many of his own compositions for 'one of the large record companies'.

He was married back in 1941 and was said to spend his leisure time writing and arranging music.

Credits & Sources

  • Hillbilly Hit Parade of 1941; Southern Music Pub. Co. Inc.; New York, NY

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Recordings (78rpm/45rpm)

Rec. No. Side Song Title
  8934 A Beer Joint Blues
  8934 B Big House Blues
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  03891 A You've Made A Dream Come True
  03891 B My Precious Darling
  03939 A Women, Women, Women
  03939 B You've Got Me Worried Now
  03975 A I'm Still In Love With You
  03975 B Let Me Bring It To Your Door
  04145 A You've Got It
  04145 B Try It Once Again
  04201 A Houston Blues
  04201 B Bring It On Home To Grandma
  04276 A She's So Different
  04276 B Deep Congress Avenue
  04371 A Nine Or Ten Times
  04371 B I'll Get It
  04451 A Train Whistle Blues
  04451 B You Know What I Mean
  04986 A Two More Years
  04986 B I Wish I'd Never Learned To Love
  05053 A I've Got The Blues No.2
  05053 B Let's Do It Honey
  05106 A I'm Wondering Now
  05106 B It Makes A Lot Of Difference Now
  05202 A I'll Keep Thinking Of You
  05202 B Hang Your Pretty Things By My Bed
  05256 A New Mean Mama Blues
  05256 B Goodbye Forever
  05322 A My Texas Sweetheart
  05322 B My Little Dream Girl
  05585 A It Took My Breath Away
  05585 B It Doesn't Matter Now

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