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 76-100 of 1426 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-30622 10-in. 7/25/1924 My papa doesn't two-time no time George Olsen and his Music ; Billy Murray Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor B-30810 10-in. 9/11/1924 Dreamy Delaware The Troubadours Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-30811 10-in. 9/11/1924 Come back to me Hugo Frey ; The Troubadours Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-30834 10-in. 9/19/1924 My best girl George Price Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor B-30857 10-in. 9/25/1924 Back where the daffodils grow Aileen Stanley Female vocal solo, with whistling and orchestra composer  
Victor B-31099 10-in. 11/11/1924 My best girl George Olsen and his Music Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-31173 10-in. 11/13/1924 My best gal Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-31451 10-in. 11/26/1924 Somebody like you Jane Green Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-31878 10-in. 2/27/1925 Swanee butterfly Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-31878 10-in. 4/2/1925 Swanee butterfly Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-31905 10-in. 2/4/1925 Way down home Gene Austin ; Carson Robison Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer, lyricist  
Victor B-32018 10-in. 2/25/1925 Midnight waltz International Novelty Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal duet composer  
Victor B-32169 10-in. 3/20/1925 Isn't she the sweetest thing Jack Shilkret Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-32184 10-in. 3/26/1925 Let it rain, let it pour (I'll be in Virginia in the morning) Meyer Davis ; Le Paradis Band ; W. Spencer Tupman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-32190 10-in. 3/28/1925 Isn't she the sweetest thing Benjamin Franklin Hotel Orchestra ; Howard Lanin Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-32266 10-in. 3/30/1925 I am always thinking of someone (Who's never thinking of me) Whitey Kaufman ; Original Pennsylvania Serenaders Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-32414 10-in. 4/9/1925 Isn't she the sweetest thing Jack Shilkret Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor B-32415 10-in. 4/10/1925 Isn't she the sweetest thing George Price Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-32416 10-in. 4/10/1925 Swanee butterfly George Price Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-32469 10-in. 4/24/1925 Yes sir, that's my baby Gene Austin ; Billy "Uke" Carpenter Male vocal solo, with ukulele and scat singing composer  
Victor BVE-32738 10-in. 6/22/1925 My sweetie turned me down (What do I care, what do I care) International Novelty Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-32770 10-in. 7/13/1925 I can't realize Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet composer  
Victor BVE-32817 10-in. 5/21/1925 The midnight waltz Elliott Shaw Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-32887 10-in. 6/10/1925 My sweetie turned me down (What do I care, what do I care) Frank Crumit Male vocal solo, with ukulele and piano composer  
Victor BVE-33200 10-in. 7/28/1925 Yes, sir! That's my baby Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
(Results 76-100 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.

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

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