Walter Donaldson

Walter Donaldson

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Born: 15 February 1893 in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
Died: 15 July 1947 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

Walter Donaldson was a prolific American songwriter, producing many hit songs of the 1910s and 1920s, several written with lyricist Gus Kahn. In 1929 Donaldson moved to Hollywood and worked composing and arranging music for motion pictures.

Inducted in the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in 1970.
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217 Unknown Artist Just Try To Picture Me Down Home In Tennessee Unknown Artist - Just Try To Picture Me Down Home In Tennessee(Shellac, 5½", S/Sided) Little Wonder Record 217 US 1915 Sell This Version
17911 Collins And Harlan / Ada Jones You'd Never Know That Old Home-Town of Mine Collins And Harlan / Ada Jones - You'd Never Know That Old Home Town of Mine / Out of a City of Six Million People(Shellac, 10") Victor 17911 US 1915 Sell This Version
7189 Jim Doherty* / Ben Lynn I've Got The Sweetest Girl In Maryland (as Donaldson) Jim Doherty* / Ben Lynn - 'Twas Only An Irishman's Dream / I've Got The Sweetest Girl In Maryland(Shellac, 7", Single) Emerson Records (2) 7189 US 1916 Sell This Version
1562 Mr. Herbert Payne* Kentucky Home (We'll Have A Jubilee) (as Donaldson) Mr. Herbert Payne* - Kentucky Home (We'll Have A Jubilee)(Shellac, 10") Zonophone Record, The Twin 1562 UK 1916 Sell This Version
A2345 Byron G. Harlan / Adeline Francis When He's All Dolled Up (He's The Best Dressed Rube In Town) (as Donaldson) Byron G. Harlan / Adeline Francis - When He's All Dolled Up (He's The Best Dressed Rube In Town) / Says I To Myself Says I(Shellac, 10") Columbia A2345 US 1917 Sell This Version
18303 Byron G. Harlan / Collins And Harlan When He's All Dolled Up He's The Best Dressed Rube In Town Byron G. Harlan / Collins And Harlan - When He's All Dolled Up He's The Best Dressed Rube In Town / Everybody's Jazzin' It(Shellac, 10") Victor 18303 US 1917 Sell This Version
919 Unknown Artist Unknown Artist - The Daughter Of Rosie O'Grady(Shellac, 5½", S/Sided) Little Wonder Record 919 US 1918 Sell This Version
Van And Schenck / Irving Kaufman And Jack Kaufman (2) I'll Be Happy When The Preacher Makes You Mine (as Donaldson) Van And Schenck / Irving Kaufman And Jack Kaufman (2) - Mandy / I'll Be Happy When The Preacher Makes You Mine Columbia US 1919 Sell This Version
10100 Irving Kaufman / Arthur Fields Hippity Hop (as Donaldson) Irving Kaufman / Arthur Fields - Hippity Hop / Tell Me (Tell Me Why)(Shellac, 10") Emerson Records (2) 10100 US 1919 Sell This Version
50518 Arthur Fields, Byron G. Harlan How' Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down On The Farm After They've Seen Paree? Arthur Fields, Byron G. Harlan - Oh Helen! / How' Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down On The Farm After They've Seen Paree?(Edison Disc, Eng) Edison Records 50518 US 1919 Sell This Version
A2687 Nora Bayes How'Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down On The Farm? (After They've Seen Paree) (as Donaldson) Nora Bayes - How'Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down On The Farm? / When Yankee Doodle Sails Upon The Good Ship Home, Sweet Home(Shellac, 10") Columbia A2687 US 1919 Sell This Version
50568 Irving Kaufman, Jack Kaufman (2) / Helen Clark And George Wilton Ballard When The Bees Make Honey (Down In Sunny Alabama) Irving Kaufman, Jack Kaufman (2) / Helen Clark And George Wilton Ballard - When The Bees Make Honey (Down In Sunny Alabama / Eyes That Say I Love You(Edison Disc) Edison Records 50568 US 1919 Sell This Version
18645 Henry Burr / Charles Harrison* You're A Million Miles From Nowhere (as Donaldson) Henry Burr / Charles Harrison* - Was There Ever A Pal Like You / You're A Million Miles From Nowhere(Shellac, 10") Victor 18645 US 1920 Sell This Version
A2981 Frank Crumit And Lew Brown / Frank Crumit My Little Bimbo Down On The Bamboo Isle (as Donaldson) Frank Crumit And Lew Brown / Frank Crumit - She Gives Them All The Ha-Ha-Ha / My Little Bimbo Down On The Bamboo Isle(Shellac, 10") Columbia A2981 US 1920 Sell This Version
5012 Isham Jones Rainbo Orchestra* Sahara Rose (as Donaldson) Isham Jones Rainbo Orchestra* - Sahara Rose / Jean(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 5012 US 1920 Sell This Version
20029 Al Bernard My Little Bimbo Down On The Bamboo Isle (as Donaldson) Al Bernard - Read 'Em And Weep / My Little Bimbo Down On The Bamboo Isle(Shellac, 10") Paramount 20029 US 1920 Sell This Version
18698 The Benson Orchestra Of Chicago Introducing, and 2 more… The Benson Orchestra Of Chicago - Chili Bean / My Little Bimbo(Shellac, 10") Victor 18698 US 1920 Sell This Version
18677 Billy Murray / Billy Murray And Peerless Quartette I Love The Land Of The Old Black Joe Billy Murray / Billy Murray And Peerless Quartette - Tiddle-Dee Winks (At All The Men) / I Love The Land Of The Old Black Joe(Shellac, 10") Victor 18677 US 1920 Sell This Version
18691 Aileen Stanley My Little Bimbo Down On Bamboo Isle Aileen Stanley - My Little Bimbo Down On The Bamboo Isle / The Broadway Blues(Shellac, 10") Victor 18691 US 1920 Sell This Version
A2976 Van And Schenck I Love The Land Of Old Black Joe (as Donaldson) Van And Schenck - So This Is Paris! / I Love The Land Of Old Black Joe(Shellac, 10") Columbia A2976 US 1920 Sell This Version
18697 The Benson Orchestra Of Chicago Fair One The Benson Orchestra Of Chicago - Fair One / I'd Love To Fall Asleep And Wake Up In My Mammy's Arms(Shellac, 10") Victor 18697 US 1920 Sell This Version
10191 Sanford's Famous Dance Orchestra / George Hamilton Green's Novelty Orchestra My Sahara Rose (as Donaldson) Sanford's Famous Dance Orchestra / George Hamilton Green's Novelty Orchestra - My Sahara Rose / Old Man Jazz(Shellac, 10") Emerson Records (2) 10191 US 1920 Sell This Version
A2934 The Happy Six My Sahara Rose (as Donaldson) The Happy Six - My Sahara Rose / Sudan(Shellac, 10") Columbia A2934 US 1920 Sell This Version
50660 Charles Hart (2) And Lewis James / William Bonner You're A Million Miles From Nowhere (When You're One Little Mile From Home) Charles Hart (2) And Lewis James / William Bonner - When The Harvest Moon Is Shining / You're A Million Miles From Nowhere(Edison Disc, Eng) Edison Records 50660 US 1920 Sell This Version
A3372 Yerkes Jazarimba Orchestra / The Happy Six My Mammy (as Donaldson) Yerkes Jazarimba Orchestra / The Happy Six - My Mammy / Do You Ever Think Of Me?(Shellac, 10") Columbia A3372 US 1921 Sell This Version