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Nathaniel Shilkret

Nathaniel Shilkret (December 25, 1889 – February 18, 1982) was an American composer, conductor, clarinetist, pianist, business executive, and music director.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 25th, 1889 (New York City), Died February 18th, 1982 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1903 - 1949

Roles Represented in DAHR: director, conductor, piano, arranger, composer, organ, clarinet, celeste, session supervisor, songwriter, chimes, bells, lyricist, speaker, traps, pipe organ, whistling

Notes: Victor ledgers, 12/29/1919: Cikanoff and Kalkoff "to be listed as 'Vesely cikani' (translation: The jolly gypsies). Lab note: Mr. N. Schildkret [sic] plays clarinet under name of Josef Kalkoff."

Recordings (Results 5476-5479 of 5479 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Edison N-807 10-in. 3/19/1929 Wipin' the pan Bernie Stevens Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Edison N-827 10-in. 3/29/1929 Lady divine Walter Scanlan Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison N-859 10-in. 4/17/1929 Some sweet day Vaughn De Leath ; Muriel Pollock Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Gramophone 0EA6390 10-in. 8/28/1938 Lonesome road Fats Waller Pipe organ solo composer  
(Results 5476-5479 of 5479 records)


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Shilkret, Nathaniel," accessed October 22, 2021,

Shilkret, Nathaniel. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 22, 2021, from

"Shilkret, Nathaniel." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 22 October 2021.

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