Walter Kent (born Walter Maurice Kaufman, November 29, 1911 – March 2, 1994) was an American composer and conductor. Some notable compositions are: "I'll Be Home for Christmas", "I’m Gonna Live Till I Die" and "(There'll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover".
Birth and Death Data: Born November 29th, 1911 (New York City), Died Woodland Hills
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1932 - 1942
Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, composer
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-73574||10-in.||9/24/1932||Pu-leeze! Mister Hemingway||Fran Frey ; George Olsen and his Music||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-73731||10-in.||9/30/1932||Pu-leeze Mister Hemingway||Pennsylvania Collegians||Jazz/dance band, with vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-73813||10-in.||10/13/1932||Where||Isham Jones Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal trio||composer|
|Victor||LBS-73814||10-in. (33-1/3 rpm)||10/13/1932||Where (I wonder where)||Isham Jones Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-89329||10-in.||3/15/1935||You opened my eyes||Al Bowlly ; Ray Noble||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BS-89371||10-in.||3/22/1935||You opened my eyes||Bill Barry Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-89383||10-in.||3/25/1935||You opened my eyes||Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-99082||10-in.||2/13/1936||Love is like a cigarette||Eddy Duchin Orchestra ; Pete Woolery||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-99728||10-in.||2/28/1936||Love is like a cigarette||Don Darcy ; Louis King Garcia Swing Band||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-101897||10-in.||6/2/1936||El amor es una Ilusión||Marimba Pan-Americana||Marimba band||composer|
|Victor||BS-013333||10-in.||9/3/1937||Mama, I wanna make rhythm||Bunny Berigan Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-013509||10-in.||9/9/1937||Mama I wanna make rhythm||Shirley Brown ; Willie Farmer Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-036982||10-in.||5/25/1939||You are my dream||Phyllis Kenny ; Van Alexander Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-037407||10-in.||5/31/1939||You are my dream||Gray Gordon ; Cliff Grass ; Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-038409||10-in.||7/17/1939||Stuttering in the starlight||Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; The Three Barons||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-038452||10-in.||7/20/1939||Stuttering in the starlight||Harriet Hilliard ; Ozzie Nelson Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||PBS-042291||10-in.||12/11/1939||Apple blossoms and chapel bells||Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Bill Stoker||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-045924||10-in.||1/12/1940||Apple blossoms and chapel bells||Clyde Burke ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-046056||10-in.||1/3/1940||Thank your stars||Charlie Barnet Orchestra ; Mary Ann McCall||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-046077||10-in.||1/5/1940||Thank your stars||Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-046463||10-in.||1/18/1940||Under the woo-woo tree||Tony Pastor Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-068091||10-in.||11/11/1941||(There'll be blue birds over) The White Cliffs of Dover||Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Arthur Wright||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble||composer|
|Victor||BS-071805||10-in.||2/2/1942||When the roses bloom again||Carl Denny ; Hal McIntyre Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-073626||10-in.||3/19/1942||When the roses bloom again||Elton Britt||Male vocal solo, with string band||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kent, Walter," accessed October 28, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110436.
Kent, Walter. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 28, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110436.
"Kent, Walter." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 28 October 2020.
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