J. Walter Leopold

J. Walter Leopold (born Joseph Walter Leopold) was an American pianist, songwriter, singer, and comedian from Brooklyn, who entertained audiences in the United States and Canada from the 1910s through the early 1930s. He started his career in vaudeville, and later moved to radio-broadcast performances. In addition to creating new songs for the entertainers he accompanied, Leopold contributed music and lyrics to several published and recorded songs.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 27, 1890, Died December 28, 1956

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1915 - 1932

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, composer

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-16745 10-in. 11/4/1915 Under the mellow Arabian moon Irving Kaufman ; Billy Murray Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-19313 10-in. 2/27/1917 Poppy time in old Japan Victor Military Band Band composer  
Victor BSHQ-72653 10-in. 6/7/1932 Chuck, chuck, chuckle along Joe Haymes Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia 145979 10-in. 4/7/1928 Is it a sin my loving you? Joe Davis Male vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
OKeh W400587[a] 10-in. 4/14/1928 Is it a sin (My loving you)? Henry Starr Male vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Brunswick C2331 10-in. 9/21/1928 Is it a sin Freddie Rose Male vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Brunswick C2427 10-in. 10/10/1928 Is it a sin (My loving you)? Freddie Rose Male vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Brunswick C1776-C1777 10-in. 3/23/1928 Is it a sin (My loving you?) Ruth Muse Female vocal solo, with piano and harp songwriter  
Brunswick LAE257 10-in. 8/29/1928 Is it a sin my loving you Charles C. Locke Male vocal solo, with violin and piano songwriter  
Edison 7517 10-in. 9/9/1920 Down in Chinatown Premier Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Leopold, J. Walter," accessed November 30, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109077.

Leopold, J. Walter. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 30, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109077.

"Leopold, J. Walter." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 30 November 2022.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109077

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