Peter Van Steeden

Peter van Steeden (April 4, 1904, Amsterdam – January 3, 1990, New Canaan, Connecticut) was a composer. His best-known composition, "Home (When Shadows Fall)", has been performed by many musicians, including Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, Paul McCartney, Jackie Gleason, Cab Calloway, Eddie Cantor, Milton Berle, Theresa Brewer, Ella Fitzgerald, The Fontaine Sisters, Mary Martin, Gertrude Lawrence, Kate Smith, Maxine Sullivan, Giovanni Martinelli, Ethel Merman, Dinah Shore and Sam Cooke.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 4th, 1904 (Amsterdam), Died January 3rd, 1990 (New Canaan)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1931 - 1933

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, songwriter, composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BRC-69910 10-in. 11/25/1931 Home Peter Van Steeden Orchestra ; Dick Robertson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter, leader  
Victor LBVE-70622 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 11/23/1931 Home Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio composer  
Victor BVE-70630 10-in. 11/28/1931 Home Mildred Bailey Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BRC-70941 10-in. 11/2/1931 I'll always remember September Peter Van Steeden Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BRC-70942 10-in. 11/2/1931 I can sympathize with you Peter Van Steeden Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BRC-70943 10-in. 11/2/1931 Hiding in the shadows of the moon Peter Van Steeden Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BRC-70957 10-in. 11/25/1931 I promise you Peter Van Steeden Orchestra ; Dick Robertson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BRC-70958 10-in. 11/25/1931 I will share Peter Van Steeden Orchestra ; Dick Robertson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BRC-70959 10-in. 11/25/1931 With love in my heart Peter Van Steeden Orchestra ; Dick Robertson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BRC-71918 10-in. 3/8/1932 Somebody loves you Chick Bullock ; Peter Van Steeden Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BRC-71919 10-in. 3/8/1932 Alguien te quiere Peter Van Steeden Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor BRC-71920 10-in. 3/8/1932 You're dancing on my heart Chick Bullock ; Peter Van Steeden Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BRC-71921 10-in. 3/8/1932 Everything must have an ending (But my love for you) Chick Bullock ; Peter Van Steeden Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor MS-75370 16-in. 3/7/1933 Peter Van Steeden varsity show audition Peter Van Steeden Radio program audition leader  
Victor MS-75371 16-in. 3/7/1933 Peter Van Steeden varsity show audition Peter Van Steeden Radio program audition leader  
Columbia W151877 10-in. 11/11/1931 Home Ted Wallace and his Campus Boys [California Ramblers] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio composer  
Columbia W152033 10-in. 12/9/1931 Home Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W152093 10-in. 1/27/1932 Home Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W351133 10-in. 11/16/1931 Home Selvin’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Van Steeden, Peter," accessed May 6, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/115500.

Van Steeden, Peter. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 6, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/115500.

"Van Steeden, Peter." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 6 May 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/115500

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