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|
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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