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 1401-1425 of 1426 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Edison 19285 10-in. 7/9/1929 If we never should meet again Waldo Mayo Ensemble Instrumental ensemble composer  
Edison S-24 10-in. 1928 A shady tree (?) - Unidentified test recording Unidentified performer(s) (Edison Records) composer, lyricist  
Edison N-298 10-in. 6/25/1928 In a bamboo garden Three Melody Girls Female vocal trio, with piano composer, lyricist  
Edison N-342 10-in. 7/24/1928 Just like a melody out of the sky Jerry White Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Edison N-343 10-in. 7/24/1928 Because my baby don't mean maybe now Jerry White Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Edison N-347 10-in. 7/25/1928 Out of the dawn McAlpineers ; Roy Rogers [J. Donald Parker] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Edison N-383 10-in. 8/23/1928 Anything you say! Happy Jack ; Oreste Queensland Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Edison N-410 12-in. 9/5/1928 Just another night Elliott Stewart Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Edison N-631 12-in. 12/13/1928 Makin' whoopee B. A. Rolfe Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble composer  
Edison N-632 12-in. 12/13/1928 I'm bringing a red-red rose B. A. Rolfe Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Edison N-700 10-in. 1/15/1929 When he's all dolled up (He's the best dressed rube in town) Cornhuskers ; Bob Pierce Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and piano composer  
Edison N-717 10-in. 2/4/1929 Out-o'-town gal The Rollickers [Edison] Male vocal quartet, with piano composer, lyricist  
Edison N-823 10-in. 3/28/1929 Kansas City Kitty Merry Melody Men ; Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Edison N-895 10-in. 5/14/1929 Reaching for someone (And not finding anyone there) Vaughn De Leath Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Edison N-1006 10-in. 7/5/1929 Junior B. A. Rolfe Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Edison N-1010 10-in. 7/9/1929 If we never should meet again Waldo Mayo Ensemble Instrumental ensemble composer  
Gramophone BFR284 10-in. 1/13/1927 Barcelona Fredo Gardoni ; M. Puig Accordion and banjo duet composer  
Gramophone 0W1361 10-in. 3/9/1932 Después que te fuiste Carmen Navascués Female vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Gramophone 0LA1704 10-in. 4/21/1937 You're driving me crazy Quintette du Hot Club de France Jazz/dance quintet composer  
Victor (Canada) 6067 10-in. Winter 1928 A l'ombre des lilas Georges Beauchemin Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor (Canada) 7355 10-in. 1/8/1932 Good-night moon Jack Denny Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Arto [Arto Cat 9155A] 10-in. 7/31/1922 Sweet Indiana Home Big Bear Melody Boys Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor (Canada) [ViC cat 263512-A] 10-in. winter 1928 Un coin de ciel bleu Georges Beauchemin Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Vocalion E2638-E2639 10-in. 3/11/1926 What a man! Teddy Peters Female vocal solo, with clarinet and piano songwriter  
Columbia (U.K.) WL257 10-in. between December 1925 and October 1926 Yes sir, that's my baby Clément Doucet ; Jean Wiener Piano duet composer  
(Results 1401-1425 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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