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|
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.
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