‘A Hundred Years From Now’ featured in the 1905 Broadway musical Moonshine, with music by Silvio Hein and lyrics by George V. Hobart and Edwin Milton Royle. But that is not the same song. [...] Elvis' recordings list Flatt & Scruggs.
The full title of the song appears to be "I Won't Care (A Hundred Years From Now)" and Red River Dave (David L McEnery), a Texas country singer, published a song by this title in the 1930's song portfolio, Songs Of The Mountains And Plains.
In an interview made on 5 May, 1975, Red River Dave confirmed that he was the writer of the song that Flatt & Scruggs recorded as "A Hundred Years From Now." The interview is part of the Oral History section of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
On 18 June 1940, country duo Bob Atcher and Bonnie Blue Eyes recorded Red River Dave's number and released it with the title "(I Won't Care) A Hundred Years From Now," firstly on Okeh 05755 and later on Conqueror 9595 and Columbia 37751. The label specifically credits "McEnery" as the songwriter.
RED RIVER DAVE
Date: 1975 May 05
Length: 90 min.
Call Number: OH394
Country & western entertainer. Born December 15, 1914. Died 2002. Real name: David McEnery. Radio performer, movie actor and composer. His songwriting credits include the country-folk standard “Amelia Earhart’s Last Flight.” During the 1930s a regular radio performer. After World War II appeared in several low-budget Western movies. During the 1950s and 1960s a popular San Antonio area television performer.
1975 May 5
(1 hour, 30 minutes)
Western entertainer Red River Dave gives an overview of his career. Discussion includes his childhood and family history; his early musical influences and the start of his musical career; his start in radio in 1932; the origin of the “Red River Dave” name; his career travels during the 1930s, including his travels to California and New York; working with Rex Griffin at WQAM -Miami; the growth of his career and his experiences as a traveling performer during the late 1930s; his audition for WOR-New York and his show for the Mutual Network; his recording career; memories of Vernon Dalhart; his 1939 television performance for RCA at the World’s Fair; his recording career; working with Decca Records executive Dave Kapp; his movie career; his songwriting, including “I Won’t Care A Hundred Years From Now,” and “Amelia Earhart’s Last Flight”; his television show in San Antonio, Texas during the 1950s; his 1946 songwriting stunt; and comments on his career.
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