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 21, 1925

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1899 - 1920

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist, songwriter

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

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 B-]156 10-in. 2/2/1902 Ma tiger lily Arthur Collins 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 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 B-435 10-in. 9/21/1903 Lazy Bill S. H. Dudley Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor A-435 7-in. 9/21/1903 Lazy Bill S. H. Dudley Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-1085 12-in. 3/9/1904 Sergeant Kitty : Selections Arthur Pryor's Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor B-1085 10-in. 3/9/1904 Sergeant Kitty : Selections Arthur Pryor's Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor C-1214 12-in. 4/13/1904 Love song Corinne Morgan Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-1214 10-in. 4/13/1904 Love song Corinne Morgan Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-2561 10-in. 5/18/1905 In dear old Grandma's days Haydn Quartet ; Corinne Morgan Female vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-2815 10-in. 10/17/1905 What's the matter with the moon Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor C-4514 12-in. 5/21/1907 When you ain't got no money, you needn't come around May Irwin Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-8149 10-in. 8/16/1909 Foolish questions Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-10177 10-in. 4/13/1911 Toddling the todalo Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-10226 10-in. 4/25/1911 June Walter Van Brunt Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-11060 10-in. 10/6/1911 There's a girl in Havana Lyric Quartet Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-11585 10-in. 2/12/1912 Alexander's bagpipe band Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-12115 12-in. 6/19/1912 Gems from The mocking bird Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-12364 10-in. 9/12/1912 Rose of pyramid land Helen Clark ; Walter Van Brunt Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-12365 10-in. 9/13/1912 Where the Edelweiss is blooming Lyric Quartet Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-17364 12-in. 3/23/1916 Songs of the past, no. 11 Victor Mixed Chorus Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-23307 10-in. 10/22/1919 I want a daddy who will rock me to sleep All Star Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Columbia 1142 10-in. ca. 1903-1908 In silence Male vocalist (unidentified; Columbia Records) Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 1142 7-in. ca. 1903-Oct. 1905 In silence Male vocalist (unidentified; Columbia Records) Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 1544 10-in. ca. 1903 What's the matter with the moon tonight? J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 1544 7-in. ca. 1903 What's the matter with the moon tonight? J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 1668 10-in. approximately 1903 Lazy Bill Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with trombone, whistling, and orchestra composer  
Columbia 1686 10-in. approximately 1903 There's a little street in heaven that they call Broadway Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist, composer  
Columbia 1733 10-in. Feb. 1904 There's a little street in heaven that they call Broadway Thomas Q. Seabrooke Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 1788 10-in. ca. Jan.-May 1904 Sergeant Kitty : Selections Columbia Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia 19281 10-in. 4/4/1911 June Columbia Quartette Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 19624 10-in. 10/27/1911 There's a girl in Havana Henry Burr ; Caroline Vaughan Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 38251 10-in. 9/11/1912 Where the edelweiss is blooming Henry Burr ; Peerless Quartet ; Beulah Gaylord Young Female-male vocal duet, with male vocal quartet and orchestra composer  
Columbia 78670 10-in. 9/17/1919 I want a daddy who will rock me to sleep Joseph M. Knecht ; Waldorf-Astoria Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 30556 12-in. 10/13/1910 Recollection Raymond Hitchcock Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 6273 12-in. approximately 1912 There's a girl in Havana Two Bobs Vocal duet with orchestra composer  
Columbia 76792 12-in. approximately February 1920 I want a daddy who will rock me to sleep London Dance Orchestra ; Corelli Windeatt Orchestra composer  
OKeh S-7059 10-in. ca. Oct. 1919 I want a daddy to rock me to sleep Green Brothers' Xylophone Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick 2921-2922 10-in. approximately Oct. 1919 I want a daddy Palace Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Edison 6980 10-in. 10/14/1919 I want a daddy Tuxedo Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sloane, A. Baldwin," accessed June 3, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103805.

Sloane, A. Baldwin. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 3, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103805.

"Sloane, A. Baldwin." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 3 June 2023.

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