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Robert Emmett Dolan

Robert Emmett "Bobby" Dolan (August 3, 1908 – September 26, 1972) was a Broadway conductor, composer and arranger beginning in the 1920s. He moved on to radio in the 1930s, and then went to Hollywood in the early 1940s as a musical director for Paramount. He scored, arranged, and conducted many musical and dramatic films in the 1940s and 1950s and produced three musicals. At the end of his career, he returned to the stage – the place where he began.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1908 (Hartford), Died September 25th, 1972 (Westwood)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1949

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 33 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-48150 10-in. 11/12/1928 Ever since the movies learned to talk Walter O'Keefe Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano songwriter  
Victor BVE-53985 10-in. 8/14/1929 Little by little Bernie Cummins ; New York Biltmore Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-55644 10-in. 8/3/1929 Little by little Johnny Marvin Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-63165 10-in. 10/22/1930 I love love Bernie Cummins ; Frank Munn ; New Yorker Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-64006 10-in. 7/30/1930 Hullabaloo McKinney's Cotton Pickers ; Dave Wilborn Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor D9VB-2786 10-in. 12/16/1949 The yodel blues Rosalie Allen ; Elton Britt ; Skytoppers Female-male vocal duet, with string band and yodeling composer  
Columbia 147466 10-in. 11/15/1928 Ever since the movies learned to talk Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with instrumental quintet songwriter  
Columbia 148929 10-in. 8/26/1929 Little by little Sam Lanin Orchestra ; Robert Wood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W148982 10-in. 9/6/1929 Little by little Eddie Walters Male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W149449 10-in. 11/20/1929 Little by little Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
OKeh W403029 10-in. 10/4/1929 Little by little Frances Shelley Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio composer  
OKeh W404208 10-in. 6/6/1930 You (I love but you) Ray Seeley Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
OKeh W404209 10-in. 6/6/1930 My love (I'll be waiting for you) Ray Seeley Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
OKeh W404267 10-in. 7/22/1930 Hullabaloo Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
OKeh W404506 10-in. 10/23/1930 I love love Joe Farrell Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
OKeh W490079 10-in. 6/6/1930 You (I love but you) Ray Seeley Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick C4367 10-in. 9/16/1929 Little by little Van Fleming Male vocal solo, with clarinet, trumpet, and guitar composer  
Brunswick LAE613 10-in. 9/5/1929 Little by little Jesse Stafford Palace Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) composer  
Brunswick LAE866 10-in. 9/4/1930 Hullabaloo Abe Lyman’s California Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal (take G) composer  
Brunswick E30545 10-in. 9/10/1929 Little by little Louisiana Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E31628 10-in. Dec. 1929 Little by little Dick Robertson Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E31767 10" Jan. 1930 Brunswick Brevities program X, part 3 Brunswick Male Quartet Radio transcription disc : Male vocal quartet composer  
Brunswick E35365 10-in. Nov. 1930 I love love Emil Coleman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Edison 18988 10-in. 1/5/1929 Ever since the movies learned to talk Billy Murray and his Melody Men Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Edison N-679 10-in. 1/5/1929 Ever since the movies learned to talk Merry Melody Men ; Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
(Results 1-25 of 33 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dolan, Robert Emmett," accessed August 4, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109585.

Dolan, Robert Emmett. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 4, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109585.

"Dolan, Robert Emmett." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 4 August 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109585

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