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.
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 226-250 of 1426 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BVE-50764||10-in.||3/20/1929||Love me or leave me||Chick Endor||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||CVE-51157||12-in.||4/10/1929||Gems from Whoopee||Victor Light Opera Company||Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-51647||10-in.||4/22/1929||Love me or leave me||Leo Reisman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-51998||10-in.||5/13/1929||Reaching for someone (And not finding anyone there)||Fran Frey ; George Olsen and his Music||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-51999||10-in.||5/13/1929||If we never should meet again||George Olsen and his Music ; Jack Gifford||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-53476||10-in.||6/28/1929||Junior||Burt Lorin ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra||Orchestra, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-53623||10-in.||5/15/1929||Whoopee||Ernest Balle||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||BVE-53912||10-in.||7/10/1929||Junior||Franklyn Baur||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||PBVE-54496||10-in.||11/10/1929||Home is heaven, heaven is home||Bob Borger ; George Olsen and his Music||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||PBVE-54497||10-in.||11/10/1929||Romance||Bob Borger ; George Olsen and his Music||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||PBVE-54498||10-in.||11/10/1929||After a million dreams||George Olsen and his Music ; Fred MacMurray||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||PBVE-54499||10-in.||11/10/1929||Sweet nothings of love||George Olsen and his Music||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||PBVE-54515||10-in.||11/15/1929||After a million dreams||John Boles||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||PBVE-54517||10-in.||11/15/1929||Romance||John Boles||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||PBVE-54543||10-in.||12/22/1929||'Tain't no sin (To dance around in your bones)||Dick Gardner ; George Olsen and his Music||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||CVE-56743||12-in.||10/3/1929||My buddy||Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra||Orchestra, with male vocal trio and whistling||composer|
|Victor||BVE-56861||10-in.||9/30/1930||Little white lies||Jesse Crawford||Pipe organ solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-57906||10-in.||12/11/1929||Duke of Ka-Ki-Ak!||High Hatters||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-58564||10-in.||2/10/1930||'T'aint no sin (To dance around in your bones)||Gerald Macy ; Ed Smalle||Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-58576||10-in.||2/14/1930||Lazy Louisiana moon||Victor Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||composer|
|Victor||BVE-58597||10-in.||2/24/1930||Lazy Louisiana moon||Hilo Hawaiian Orchestra||Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal trio (Hawaiian)||composer|
|Victor||BVE-58600||10-in.||2/24/1930||Lazy Lou'siana moon||Johnny Marvin||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||BVE-59163||10-in.||2/13/1930||Amar||Olga Albani||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-59658||10-in.||3/28/1930||The daughter of Rosie O'Grady||Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Novelty Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-59903||10-in.||3/29/1930||Home is heaven–heaven is home||Gene and Glenn||Male vocal duet, with harmonica, jew's harp, guitar, and piano||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Donaldson, Walter," accessed July 3, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106121.
Donaldson, Walter. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 3, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106121.
"Donaldson, Walter." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 3 July 2022.
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