A. Baldwin Sloane

Alfred Baldwin Sloane (28 August 1872 Baltimore – 21 February 1925 Red Bank, New Jersey) was an American composer, considered the most prolific songwriter for Broadway musical comedies at the beginning of the 20th century.

His scores were first heard in amateur productions in Baltimore, where he grew up. When Sloane first moved to New York in 1890, he began interpolating melodies into others' scores and soon was invited to create his own. His biggest hit was "Heaven Will Protect the Working Girl," which Marie Dressler introduced in Tillie's Nightmare (1910), but none of his songs found enduring popularity.

He composed only rarely after 1912, but he did provide much of the music for the 1919 and 1920 Greenwich Village Follies. He wrote one of his musicals, Lady Teazle, for Lillian Russell when she was at the height of her national popularity. His last score, for the 1925 Broadway production China Rose, was in production at his death. China Rose had been produced in Boston, Christmas Eve, 1924.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1873 (Baltimore), Died February 21st, 1925

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1899 - 1920

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 56 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 1925 7-in. Before Apr. 1899 When you aint got no money, well you need'nt come 'round John Terrell Male vocal solo composer  
Berliner 017 7-in. 4/15/1899 When you aint got no money Len Spencer Male vocal solo composer  
Berliner 082 7-in. 4/22/1899 When you aint no money Sousa's Band Band composer  
Berliner 0520 7-in. 9/18/1899 You got to play rag time United States Marine Band Band composer  
Berliner 0784 7-in. 11/25/1899 When you ain't got no money, well you needn't come around Arthur Collins Male vocal solo composer  
Berliner 01000 7-in. 2/19/1900 He certainly was good to me Arthur Collins Male vocal solo composer  
Berliner 01148 7-in. 3/23/1900 The love lorn lily Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo composer  
Berliner 01151 7-in. 3/30/1900 Ma tiger lily Metropolitan Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Berliner 01291 7-in. May 1900 Ma tiger lily Arthur Collins Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]15 7-in. 1900 She knew a lobster when she saw one Dan W. Quinn Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]51 7-in. 6/2/1900 Father, won't you speak to Sister Mary? S. H. Dudley Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]88 7-in. 6/11/1900 Lovelorn Lily Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]156 7-in. 7/20/1900 Ma tiger lily Arthur Collins Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]156 10-in. 2/2/1902 Ma tiger lily Arthur Collins Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]261 7-in. 11/22/1900 Ma tiger lily Metropolitan Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]540 7-in. 11/24/1900 Ma rainbow coon Arthur Collins ; Metropolitan Orchestra Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]774 7-in. 5/3/1901 The other page is missing S. H. Dudley Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3075 10-in. 2/2/1901 My Tiger Lily Arthur Collins Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3317 10-in. 5/3/1901 The other page is missing S. H. Dudley Male vocal solo composer  
Victor A-435 7-in. 9/21/1903 Lazy Bill S. H. Dudley Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-435 10-in. 9/21/1903 Lazy Bill S. H. Dudley Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-1085 10-in. 3/9/1904 Sergeant Kitty : Selections Arthur Pryor's Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor C-1085 12-in. 3/9/1904 Sergeant Kitty : Selections Arthur Pryor's Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor B-1214 10-in. 4/13/1904 Love song Corinne Morgan Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-1214 12-in. 4/13/1904 Love song Corinne Morgan Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
(Results 1-25 of 56 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sloane, A. Baldwin," accessed October 25, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103805.

Sloane, A. Baldwin. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 25, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103805.

"Sloane, A. Baldwin." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 25 October 2021.

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