Will Donaldson

Birth and Death Data: Born April 21, 1891 (New York City), Died December 16, 1954

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1914 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: baritone vocal, composer, piano, songwriter

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-16686 10-in. 10/19/1915 When you sit beside the fireside in winter George Wilton Ballard Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-16688 10-in. 10/19/1915 When you sit beside the fireside in winter George Wilton Ballard ; John Wilbur [i.e., John H. Meyer] Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-20064 10-in. 6/4/1917 Cold turkey Earl Fuller's Novelty Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-23167 10-in. 9/22/1919 Everybody's crazy over Dixie Shannon Four Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-23204 10-in. 8/12/1919 The alcoholic blues All Star Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Victor B-26006 10-in. 12/29/1921 Tell her at twilight Hackel-Bergè Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-28520 10-in. 8/30/1923 Oh! Sister, ain't that hot! Charles Dornberger Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-28817 10-in. 10/31/1923 Oh! How she lied to me Billy Murray ; Ed Smalle Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-30698 10-in. 9/5/1924 Doo wacka doo Billy Murray ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-36586 10-in. 11/12/1926 Why can't we be sweethearts (All over again) Jan Garber Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-45269 10-in. 6/14/1928 Black Jack Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-45270 10-in. 6/14/1928 Chevrons Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-45272 10-in. 6/14/1928 Speed maniacs Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-45276 10-in. 6/14/1928 Stone mountain Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor MS-75874 16-in. 6/22/1933 Beauty that endures. Program 9 Jean Paul King ; Charles Sears Radio transcription disc : Orchestra, with male vocal solo and recitation composer  
Victor BS-050591 10-in. 5/16/1940 I can't resist you Gray Gordon ; Art Perry ; Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-Test-159 10-in. 12/31/1928 Mother Goose parade Melody Three Male vocal trio, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 39252 10-in. 2/18/1914 What do you mean, you didn't want to do it? Henry Burr ; Ada Jones Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 77092 10-in. 6/1/1917 Cold turkey Earl Fuller ; Rector Novelty Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 78633 10-in. 9/9/1919 Everybody's crazy over Dixie Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 80132 10-in. 1/10/1922 Tell her at twilight Happy Six Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 81083 10-in. 6/15/1923 Oh! How she lied to me Frank Crumit Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 81139 10-in. 7/16/1923 Oh! Sister, ain't that hot! Dolly Kay ; Phil Phillips Female vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Columbia 81308 10-in. 10/16/1923 Oh! Sister, ain't that hot! Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia 81892 10-in. 7/30/1924 Come back to me Romancers Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 140275 10-in. 1/21/1925 Doo wacka doo Art Gillham Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 140292 10-in. 1/29/1925 Doo wacka doo Wallace Butler's Hotel De Sota Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 140337 10-in. 2/10/1925 Doo wacka doo The Original Memphis Five Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 140369 10-in. 1/28/1925 Swanee butterfly California Ramblers Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 49928 12-in. 1/27/1921 Mello 'cello The Metropolitan Dance Players Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 141630 10-in. 2/16/1926 What can I say after I say I'm sorry? Lou Gold Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia W142289 10-in. 6/10/1926 Step on the blues Phillips Carlin ; Ipana Troubadours ; Sam Lanin Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-7537 10-in. Aug. 1920 Laughing vamp Rega Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with saxophone solo composer  
OKeh S-70368 10-in. Dec. 1921 Write and tell your mammy (I'm coming) Aileen Stanley Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
OKeh S-70374 10-in. Dec. 1921 Tell her at twilight Erdody's Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-71615 10-in. June 1923 Oh! How she lied to me Aileen Stanley Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-71703 10-in. July 1923 Oh! Sister, ain't that hot? Billy Jones ; Rega Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
OKeh S-72718 10-in. 7/31/1924 Come back to me (When they throw you down) Hotel Pennsylvania Orchestra ; Vincent Lopez Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-73025 10-in. 12/16/1924 Doo wacka doo Okeh Syncopators ; Harry Reser Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick 7437-7438 10-in. approximately Feb. 1922 Tell her at twilight Elliott Shaw Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick 10890-10893 10-in. 6/20/1923 Oh! Sister, ain’t that hot! Gene Rodemich’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick 14333-14335 10-in. 11/21/1924 Doo wacka doo Isham Jones Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Brunswick E3032-E3034 10-in. 5/13/1926 Kitty’s kisses The Ambassadors Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E3077-E3079 10-in. 5/18/1926 Kitty’s kisses Colonial Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick C2112 10-in. 7/23/1928 Oh, sister, ain’t that hot Jimmie Noone’s Apex Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick C2266 10-in. 8/23/1928 Oh! Sister ain’t that hot! Jimmie Noone’s Apex Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Brunswick 306W-308W 10-in. 2/3/1925 Doo wacka doo Earl and Bell Male vocal duet, with guitar composer  
Edison 4707 10-in. 5/5/1916 The chateau Jaudas' Society Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 6900 10-in. 8/5/1919 Everybody's crazy over Dixie Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 9094 10-in. 7/25/1923 Oh! Sister, ain't that hot! Robert J. White Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Edison 9115 10-in. 8/2/1923 Oh! How he lied to me Florence Brady Female vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Edison 9783 10-in. 10/10/1924 Doo wacka doo (A "wow-wow") Georgia Melodians Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 9821 10-in. 10/31/1924 Down in "Wah-Wah Town" Nat Martin Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Edison 11778 10-in. 7/5/1927 I'm gonna settle up (Then I'm gonna settle down) Will Donaldson ; J. Donald Parker Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Edison 11779 10-in. 7/5/1927 Here am I broken hearted Will Donaldson ; J. Donald Parker Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Edison 11859 10-in. 8/26/1927 Ain't that a grand and glorious feeling? J. Donald Parker Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Edison 11860 10-in. 8/26/1927 Dawning Will Donaldson ; J. Donald Parker Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Edison 11920 10-in. 9/29/1927 When the sunset bids the day good-bye Will Donaldson ; J. Donald Parker Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Edison 11921 10-in. 9/29/1927 When the moon comes peeping thru Will Donaldson ; J. Donald Parker Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Edison 11931 10-in. 10/4/1927 Bye-bye, pretty baby Will Donaldson ; J. Donald Parker Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Edison 11932 10-in. 10/4/1927 Give me a night in June Will Donaldson ; J. Donald Parker Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Edison 11971 10-in. 10/20/1927 Together we two Will Donaldson ; J. Donald Parker Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Edison 11994 10-in. 10/29/1927 Try and get a kiss from Fifi Will Donaldson ; J. Donald Parker Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Edison 11995 10-in. 10/29/1927 They're smiling all over and all over me Will Donaldson ; J. Donald Parker Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Edison 18006 10-in. 11/3/1927 The song is ended (But the melody lingers on) Will Donaldson ; J. Donald Parker Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Edison 18018 10-in. 11/7/1927 Fiddlin' the fiddle Murray Kellner Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Edison 18061 10-in. 11/28/1927 The hours I spent with you Will Donaldson ; J. Donald Parker Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Edison 18062 10-in. 11/28/1927 Mother, I still have you Will Donaldson ; J. Donald Parker Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Edison 18063 10-in. 11/28/1927 Dear, on a night like this Will Donaldson ; J. Donald Parker Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Edison 18064 10-in. 11/28/1927 Nothin' Will Donaldson ; J. Donald Parker Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Edison 18100 10-in. 12/13/1927 Someday sweetheart Melville Morris ; Piccadilly Players and Singers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet vocalist, baritone vocal  
Edison 18101 10-in. 12/13/1927 She don't wanna Melville Morris ; Piccadilly Players and Singers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet vocalist, baritone vocal  
Edison 18109 10-in. 12/16/1927 Four walls Will Donaldson ; J. Donald Parker Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Edison 18110 10-in. 12/16/1927 I'm making believe that I don't care Will Donaldson ; J. Donald Parker Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Edison 18116 10-in. 12/20/1927 There's always a way to remember (But I can't find a way to forget) Will Donaldson ; Jack Parker Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Edison 18117 10-in. 12/20/1927 Mamma's little baby Will Donaldson ; Jack Parker Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Edison 18153 10-in. 1/5/1928 An old guitar and an old refrain Ernie Golden ; Hotel McAlpin Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet vocalist, baritone vocal  
Edison 18154 10-in. 1/5/1928 (Hooray—hooray) It's ray ray raining Ernie Golden ; Hotel McAlpin Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet vocalist, baritone vocal  
Edison 18170 10-in. 1/16/1928 Forevermore Will Donaldson ; J. Donald Parker Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Edison 18172 10-in. 1/18/1928 Little log cabin of dreams Will Donaldson ; J. Donald Parker Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Edison 18193 10-in. 1/26/1928 Since my best gal turned me down Will Donaldson ; Jack Parker Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Edison 18194 10-in. 1/26/1928 One more night Will Donaldson ; Jack Parker Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Edison 18221 10-in. 2/9/1928 The sunrise (Will bring another day for you) Louis Lilienfeld Hotel Biltmore Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet vocalist, baritone vocal  
Edison 18222 10-in. 2/9/1928 My Ohio home Louis Lilienfeld Hotel Biltmore Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet vocalist, baritone vocal  
Edison 18251 10-in. 2/21/1928 Was it a dream? Will Donaldson ; J. Donald Parker Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Edison 18252 10-in. 2/21/1928 You'd rather forget than forgive Will Donaldson ; J. Donald Parker Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Edison 18281 10-in. 3/5/1928 You're the first thing I think of in the morning Will Donaldson ; Jack Parker Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Edison 18282 10-in. 3/5/1928 She didn't say "yes," she didn't say "no," she only said "maybe" Will Donaldson ; Jack Parker Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Edison 18332 10-in. 3/23/1928 I still love you Will Donaldson ; J. Donald Parker Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Edison 18333 10-in. 3/23/1928 I can't do without you Will Donaldson ; J. Donald Parker Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Edison 18362 10-in. 4/3/1928 And then you came along Will Donaldson ; Jack Parker Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Edison 18363 10-in. 4/3/1928 Luscious Will Donaldson ; Jack Parker Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Edison 18428 10-in. 4/21/1928 The Yale blues Clyde Doerr Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet vocalist, baritone vocal  
Edison 18429 10-in. 4/21/1928 Just across the street from heaven Clyde Doerr Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet vocalist, baritone vocal  
Edison 18430 10-in. 4/21/1928 Blueberry Lane Clyde Doerr Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet vocalist, baritone vocal  
Edison 18474 10-in. 5/8/1928 You can tell her anything under the sun (When you get her under the moon) Will Donaldson ; Jack Parker Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Edison 18477 10-in. 5/8/1928 Didn't I tell you (That you'd come back)? Will Donaldson ; Jack Parker Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Edison 18478 10-in. 5/8/1928 Just across the street from heaven Will Donaldson ; J. Donald Parker Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Edison 18479 10-in. 5/8/1928 Moments with you Will Donaldson ; J. Donald Parker Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Edison 18516 10-in. 5/21/1928 Soliloquy Will Donaldson Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Edison 18517 10-in. 5/21/1928 Sapphire Will Donaldson Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Edison 18542 10-in. 5/28/1928 Trinkets Will Donaldson ; J. Donald Parker Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Edison 18543 10-in. 5/28/1928 I wonder Will Donaldson ; J. Donald Parker Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Edison 18566 10-in. 6/5/1928 Mississippi mud Will Donaldson ; Jack Parker Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Edison 18567 10-in. 6/5/1928 C-o-n-s-t-a-n-t-i-n-o-p-l-e Will Donaldson ; Jack Parker Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Edison 18594 10-in. 6/27/1928 You're drifting away from me Will Donaldson ; J. Donald Parker Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Edison 18595 10-in. 6/27/1928 Sweet Sue—just you Will Donaldson ; J. Donald Parker Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Edison 18616 10-in. 7/16/1928 Ida! Sweet as apple cider Will Donaldson ; Jack Parker ; Variety Players Male vocal duet, with jazz/dance band vocalist, baritone vocal  
Edison 18617 10-in. 7/16/1928 The Memphis blues Will Donaldson ; Jack Parker ; Variety Players Male vocal duet, with jazz/dance band vocalist, baritone vocal  
Edison 18685 10-in. 8/28/1928 Last night I dreamed you kissed me Will Donaldson ; J. Donald Parker Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Edison 18686 10-in. 8/28/1928 Dear, when I met you Will Donaldson ; J. Donald Parker Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Edison 18690 10-in. 8/30/1928 Sleep, baby, sleep Will Donaldson ; Jack Parker Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Edison 18691 10-in. 8/30/1928 That's Grandma Will Donaldson ; Jack Parker Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Edison 18763 10-in. 9/26/1928 Some of these days Will Donaldson ; J. Donald Parker Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Edison 18764 10-in. 9/26/1928 St. Louis blues Will Donaldson ; J. Donald Parker Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Edison 18772 10-in. 9/29/1928 My treasures Will Donaldson ; J. Donald Parker Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Edison 18773 10-in. 9/29/1928 Roses of yesterday Will Donaldson ; J. Donald Parker Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Edison 18997 10-in. 1/9/1929 What good is a sandwich if it hasn't any bread? Will Donaldson ; J. Donald Parker ; Variety Players Male vocal duet, with jazz/dance band vocalist, baritone vocal  
Edison 18998 10-in. 1/9/1929 All by yourself in the moonlight Will Donaldson ; J. Donald Parker ; Variety Players Male vocal duet, with jazz/dance band vocalist, baritone vocal  
Edison N-265 10-in. 5/21/1928 Soliloquy Will Donaldson Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Edison N-266 10-in. 5/21/1928 Sapphire Will Donaldson Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Edison N-303 10-in. 6/27/1928 You're drifting away from me J. Donald Parker Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Edison N-328 10-in. 7/16/1928 Ida! Sweet as apple cider Will Donaldson ; Jack Parker ; Variety Players Male vocal duet, with jazz/dance band vocalist, baritone vocal  
Edison N-329 10-in. 7/16/1928 The Memphis blues Will Donaldson ; Jack Parker ; Variety Players Male vocal duet, with jazz/dance band vocalist, baritone vocal  
Edison N-393 10-in. 8/28/1928 Last night I dreamed you kissed me Will Donaldson ; J. Donald Parker Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Edison N-394 10-in. 8/28/1928 Dear, when I met you Will Donaldson ; J. Donald Parker Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Edison N-398 10-in. 8/30/1928 Sleep, baby, sleep Will Donaldson ; Jack Parker Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Edison N-399 10-in. 8/30/1928 That's Grandma Will Donaldson ; Jack Parker Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Edison N-465 10-in. 9/26/1928 Some of these days Will Donaldson ; J. Donald Parker Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Edison N-466 10-in. 9/26/1928 St. Louis blues Will Donaldson ; J. Donald Parker Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Edison N-472 10-in. 9/29/1928 My treasures Will Donaldson ; J. Donald Parker Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Edison N-473 10-in. 9/29/1928 Roses of yesterday Will Donaldson ; J. Donald Parker Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Edison N-688 10-in. 1/9/1929 What good is a sandwich if it hasn't any bread? Will Donaldson ; J. Donald Parker ; Variety Players Male vocal duet, with jazz/dance band vocalist, baritone vocal  
Edison N-689 10-in. 1/9/1929 All by yourself in the moonlight Will Donaldson ; J. Donald Parker ; Variety Players Male vocal duet, with jazz/dance band vocalist, baritone vocal  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Donaldson, Will," accessed July 17, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111732.

Donaldson, Will. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 17, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111732.

"Donaldson, Will." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 17 July 2024.

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