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Donald Heywood

Donald Heywood (24 October 1896 – 13 January 1967) was a Trinidadian-born American songwriter, composer, writer and director. He is best remembered for composing "I'm Coming Virginia" in 1926, which became a hit for Ethel Waters. He became a prominent figure in black musical theater, and produced scores for films such as Moon Over Harlem (1939) and Murder on Lenox Avenue (1941).

Birth and Death Data: Born October 24, 1896 (Tunapuna), Died 1967

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1922 - 1948

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist, songwriter, piano, director

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Recordings (Results 51-55 of 55 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Edison 11901 10-in. 9/20/1927 I'm coming, Virginia Al Friedman Orchestra ; The Rollickers [Edison] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet composer  
Edison 11961 10-in. 10/17/1927 Clorinda The Rollickers [Edison] Male vocal quartet, with piano composer, lyricist  
Edison 19339 10-in. 8/7/1929 Come on home Clarence Williams' Blue Moaners Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist, composer  
Edison N-1064 12-in. 8/7/1929 Come on home Clarence Williams' Blue Moaners Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist, composer  
Gramophone 0SW4 10-in. 3/7/1938 I'm coming Virginia Benny Carter Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
(Results 51-55 of 55 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Heywood, Donald," accessed February 8, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110434.

Heywood, Donald. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 8, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110434.

"Heywood, Donald." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 8 February 2023.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110434

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