Walter Donaldson (February 15, 1893 – July 15, 1947) was an American prolific popular songwriter and publishing company founder, composing many hit songs of the 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, that have become standards and form part of the Great American Songbook.
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Birth and Death Data: Born February 15, 1893 (New York City), Died July 15, 1947 (Santa Monica)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1915 - 1947
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist, songwriter
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 1438 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-16034||10-in.||5/18/1915||We'll have a jubilee in my old Kentucky home||Peerless Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-16223||10-in.||7/16/1915||Back home in Tennessee||Collins and Harlan||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-16702||10-in.||10/21/1915||You'd never know that old home town of mine||Collins and Harlan||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-16703||10-in.||10/21/1915||At the old plantation ball||Collins and Harlan||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-16864||12-in.||12/7/1915||You'd never know that old home town of mine||Victor Military Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||B-17426||10-in.||4/3/1916||Oh, Joe, with your fiddle and bow, you stole my heart away||Peerless Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-17433||12-in.||4/4/1916||Down where the Swanee River flows||Victor Military Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||B-17598||10-in.||5/3/1916||In the beautiful seaside air||Billy Murray||Male vocal solo, with male vocal chorus and orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-18049||12-in.||7/5/1916||In the beautiful seaside air||Conway's Band||Band, with xylophone||composer|
|Victor||B-18132||10-in.||7/19/1916||Come on to Nashville, Tennessee||Collins and Harlan||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-19320||10-in.||2/28/1917||I've got the sweetest girl in Maryland||American Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||B-19888||10-in.||5/24/1917||Suki San||Louis J. Winsch||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-20033||10-in.||6/12/1917||When he's all dolled up he's the best dressed rube in town||Byron G. Harlan||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-20453||10-in.||7/25/1917||I've got the nicest little home in D-I-X-I-E||American Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||B-21060||10-in.||11/6/1917||Yock-a-hilo Town||Peerless Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-22370||10-in.||1/30/1919||How ya gonna keep 'em down on the farm (After they've seen Paree)||Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||B-22601||10-in.||2/26/1919||Don't cry, Frenchy, don't cry||Charles Hart ; Elliott Shaw||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-22605||10-in.||2/27/1919||How ya gonna keep 'em down on the farm?||Arthur Fields||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-22672||10-in.||4/7/1919||When the bees make honey (Down in sunny Alabam')||Irving Kaufman ; Jack Kaufman||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-22802||10-in.||4/23/1919||When you see another sweetie hanging around (That's the time you'll want to come back to me)||Adele Rowland||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-23046||10-in.||7/3/1919||When the preacher makes you mine||Adele Rowland||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-23308||10-in.||10/22/1919||All the Quakers are shoulder shakers||All Star Trio||Instrumental trio||composer|
|Victor||B-23453||10-in.||11/4/1919||Bless my Swanee River home||Peerless Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-23555||10-in.||12/26/1919||You're a million miles from nowhere||Charles Harrison||Male vocal solo, with violin and orchestra||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Donaldson, Walter," accessed May 28, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106121.
Donaldson, Walter. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 28, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106121.
"Donaldson, Walter." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 28 May 2023.
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LCNAR: Donaldson, Walter, 1893-1947 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n89633370
Wikidata: Walter Donaldson - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q169341
MusicBrainz: Walter Donaldson - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/0a2824a1-660d-42c9-9043-657f182533b3
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