Walter Kent

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

Recordings

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  

Citation

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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110436

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