Walter Donaldson

This article is on the American songwriter. For the snooker player, see Walter Donaldson (snooker player).

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  
(Results 226-250 of 1426 records)

Citation

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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106121

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