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Nelson Eddy

Nelson Ackerman Eddy (June 29, 1901 – March 6, 1967) was an American singer, baritone and actor who appeared in 19 musical films during the 1930s and 1940s, as well as in opera and on the concert stage, radio, television, and in nightclubs. A classically trained baritone, he is best remembered for the eight films in which he costarred with soprano Jeanette MacDonald. He was one of the first "crossover" stars, a superstar appealing both to shrieking bobby soxers and opera purists, and in his heyday, he was the highest paid singer in the world.

During his 40-year career, he earned three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (one each for film, recording, and radio), left his footprints in the wet concrete at Grauman's Chinese Theater, earned three gold records, and was invited to sing at the third inauguration of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1941. He also introduced millions of young Americans to classical music and inspired many of them to pursue a musical career.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 29th, 1901 (Providence), Died Providence

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1935 - 1943

Roles Represented in DAHR: baritone vocal

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-89303 10-in. 3/11/1935 Tramp, tramp, tramp along the highway Nelson Eddy ; Nathaniel Shilkret Baritone vocal solo, with male vocal chorus and orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BS-89304 10-in. 3/11/1935 Ah! Sweet mystery of life Nelson Eddy ; Nathaniel Shilkret Baritone vocal solo, with male vocal chorus and orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BS-89305 10-in. 3/11/1935 I'm falling in love with someone Nelson Eddy ; Nathaniel Shilkret Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BS-89306 10-in. 3/11/1935 'Neath the Southern moon Nelson Eddy ; Nathaniel Shilkret Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PBS-90262 10-in. 6/12/1935 Auf Wiedersehen Nelson Eddy ; Nat Shilkret Orchestra Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PBS-90263 10-in. 6/12/1935 Love's old sweet song Nelson Eddy ; Nat Shilkret Orchestra Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PBS-90264 10-in. 6/12/1935 When I grow too old to dream Nelson Eddy ; Nat Shilkret Orchestra Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PBS-90265 10-in. 6/12/1935 You are free (Love is just a game) Nelson Eddy ; Nat Shilkret Orchestra Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PBS-97206 10-in. 12/31/1935 Dusty road Nelson Eddy ; Nathaniel Shilkret Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PBS-97207 10-in. 12/31/1935 The mounties Nelson Eddy ; Nathaniel Shilkret Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PBS-97208 10-in. 12/31/1935 Rose Marie Nelson Eddy ; Nathaniel Shilkret Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PBS-97210 10-in. 12/31/1935 Through the years Nelson Eddy ; Nathaniel Shilkret Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PBS-97847 10-in. 9/17/1936 Indian love call Nelson Eddy ; Jeanette MacDonald ; Nathaniel Shilkret Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PBS-97848 10-in. 9/19/1936 Ah! Sweet mystery of life Nelson Eddy ; Jeanette MacDonald ; Nathaniel Shilkret Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PBS-97855 10-in. 9/21/1936 Farewell to dreams Nelson Eddy ; Jeanette MacDonald ; Nathaniel Shilkret Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PBS-97856 10-in. 9/21/1936 Will you remember Nelson Eddy ; Jeanette MacDonald ; Nathaniel Shilkret Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PBS-97857 10-in. 9/21/1936 Song of love Nelson Eddy ; Jeanette MacDonald ; Nathaniel Shilkret Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PBS-09527 10-in. 6/22/1937 By the waters of Minnetonka (An Indian love song) Nelson Eddy Baritone vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PBS-09528 10-in. 6/22/1937 Captain Stratton's fancy Nelson Eddy Baritone vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PBS-09529 10-in. 6/24/1937 The rosary Nelson Eddy ; Nathaniel Shilkret Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PBS-09530 10-in. 6/24/1937 Smilin' through Nelson Eddy ; Nathaniel Shilkret Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PBS-09531 10-in. 6/24/1937 Oh promise me Nelson Eddy ; Nathaniel Shilkret Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PBS-09558 10-in. 6/29/1937 A dream Nelson Eddy ; Nathaniel Shilkret Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PBS-09559 10-in. 6/29/1937 At dawning Nelson Eddy ; Nathaniel Shilkret Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PBS-09560 10-in. 6/29/1937 Trees Nelson Eddy ; Nathaniel Shilkret Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PBS-09561 10-in. 6/29/1937 Thy beaming eyes Nelson Eddy ; Nathaniel Shilkret Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PBS-09562 10-in. 6/29/1937 Deep river Nelson Eddy ; Nathaniel Shilkret Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PBS-09563 10-in. 6/29/1937 A perfect day Nelson Eddy ; Nathaniel Shilkret Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PBS-09564 10-in. 6/29/1937 The hills of home Nelson Eddy ; Nathaniel Shilkret Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PBS-09565 10-in. 6/29/1937 Sylvia Nelson Eddy ; Theodore Paxson Baritone vocal solo, with piano (with orchestra on 6/29/1937) vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PBS-09566 10-in. 7/2/1937 By the waters of Minnetonka (An Indian love song) Nelson Eddy ; Theodore Paxson Baritone vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PBS-09567 10-in. 7/2/1937 He was alone Nelson Eddy Baritone vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BS-021613 10-in. 3/22/1938 Sun-up to sundown Nelson Eddy Baritone vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BS-021614 10-in. 3/22/1938 Soldiers of fortune Nelson Eddy Baritone vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BS-021615 10-in. 3/22/1938 Who are we to say Nelson Eddy Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BS-021616 10-in. 3/22/1938 Senorita Nelson Eddy Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Eddy, Nelson," accessed October 22, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106160.

Eddy, Nelson. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 22, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106160.

"Eddy, Nelson." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 22 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106160

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