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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 (Results 26-36 of 36 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 26-36 of 36 records)

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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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