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 (Results 51-56 of 56 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 51-56 of 56 records)


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sloane, A. Baldwin," accessed May 28, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103805.

Sloane, A. Baldwin. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 28, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103805.

"Sloane, A. Baldwin." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 28 May 2023.

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