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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 27 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  
Columbia W147466 10-in. 11/15/1928 Ever since the movies learned to talk Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with instrumental quintet songwriter  
Columbia W148929 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 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  
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  
Decca 75620 12/22/1949 Texas, li'l darlin' Kenny Delmar composer  
Decca 75621 12/22/1949 Hootin' owl trail Danny Scholl composer  
Decca 75622 12/22/1949 The big movie show in the sky Danny Scholl composer  
Decca 75623 12/22/1949 Reprise: The yodel blues ; Hootin' owl trail ; Texas li'l darlin' Kenny Delmar composer  
Decca 75624 12/22/1949 Affable, balding me ; It's great to be alive Fredd Wayne composer  
Decca 75625 12/22/1949 A month of Sundays Mary Hatcher ; Danny Scholl ; Fredd Wayne composer  
(Results 1-25 of 27 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dolan, Robert Emmett," accessed December 2, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109585.

Dolan, Robert Emmett. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 2, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109585.

"Dolan, Robert Emmett." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 2 December 2020.

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