Yes Sir, That's My Baby: The Songs of Walter Donaldson

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Though not as much of a household name as such contemporaries as Irving Berlin, Walter Donaldson 1893-1947 was among the most successful composers on Tin Pan Alley from the end of World War I to the mid-1930s, when not a year went by that he didn't have a hit song. The biggest of those hits were "My Mammy," "Carolina In the Morning," "My Buddy," "Yes Sir, That's My Baby," "My Blue Heaven," and "Makin' Whoopee," but there were dozens more. Yes Sir, That's My Baby: The Songs of Walter Donaldson collects 26 Donaldson hits recorded between 1922 and 1944, many of them the original hit recordings made by Eddie Cantor, Al Jolson, Paul Whiteman, Ted Lewis, Gene Austin, Ruth ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Though not as much of a household name as such contemporaries as Irving Berlin, Walter Donaldson 1893-1947 was among the most successful composers on Tin Pan Alley from the end of World War I to the mid-1930s, when not a year went by that he didn't have a hit song. The biggest of those hits were "My Mammy," "Carolina In the Morning," "My Buddy," "Yes Sir, That's My Baby," "My Blue Heaven," and "Makin' Whoopee," but there were dozens more. Yes Sir, That's My Baby: The Songs of Walter Donaldson collects 26 Donaldson hits recorded between 1922 and 1944, many of them the original hit recordings made by Eddie Cantor, Al Jolson, Paul Whiteman, Ted Lewis, Gene Austin, Ruth Etting, Cliff "Ukulele Ike" Edwards, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Armstrong, the Boswell Sisters, the Mills Brothers, Billie Holiday, and Bing Crosby. For example, the version of "My Blue Heaven" the most popular song in record history until "White Christmas" came along is the hit version by Gene Austin from 1927, "That Certain Party" is the Ted Lewis original from 1925, and "Sleepy Head" is the Mills Brothers' 1934 recording. The album is not perfect -- for one thing, there's no version at all of "My Buddy," and for another, the recordings of songs like "My Mammy" and "Yes Sir, That's My Baby," while performed by their popularizers, Jolson and Cantor, are '40s re-recordings, not the originals. But this extensive collection running more than 76 minutes is a major step in recognizing one of the most important songwriters of the interwar period, and for that it gets high marks.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/21/1997
  • Label: Asv Living Era
  • UPC: 743625520620
  • Catalog Number: 5206

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 How Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down on the Farm? (1:57)
  2. 2 My Mammy - Al Jolson (2:01)
  3. 3 Carolina In The Morning - Paul Whiteman Orchestra (3:09)
  4. 4 That Certain Party - Ted Lewis & His Band (3:07)
  5. 5 I Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight - Jack Hylton & His Orchestra (3:10)
  6. 6 Yes Sir, That's My Baby - Eddie Cantor (2:10)
  7. 7 When Your In Love - Rosario Bourdon (3:02)
  8. 8 Where'd You Get Those Eyes? - Ted Lewis & His Band (2:44)
  9. 9 My Blue Heaven (3:39)
  10. 10 Sam, The Old Accordion Man (3:13)
  11. 11 At Sundown - Muggsy Spanier's Ragtime Band (2:37)
  12. 12 Just Like A Melody Out Of The Sky - Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards (2:54)
  13. 13 Because My Baby Don't Mean 'Maybe' Now - Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra (2:58)
  14. 14 Love Me Or Leave Me (3:22)
  15. 15 Makin' Whoopee - Eddie Cantor (3:03)
  16. 16 Hello, Beautiful! - Leonard Joy & His Orchestra (2:29)
  17. 17 My Baby Just Cares for Me - Jack Payne & His Band (2:49)
  18. 18 Little White Lies (2:59)
  19. 19 You're Driving Me Crazy (3:13)
  20. 20 That's What I Like About You - Fats Waller (3:26)
  21. 21 An Evening In Caroline - The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra (3:01)
  22. 22 Sleepy Head (3:02)
  23. 23 I've Had My Moments (3:00)
  24. 24 It's Been So Long - Mary Lee (3:26)
  25. 25 Did I Remember? (2:53)
  26. 26 Mister Meadowlark (2:42)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Boswell Sisters Track Performer
Bing Crosby Track Performer
Annette Hanshaw Track Performer
The Mills Brothers Track Performer
Stéphane Grappelli Violin
Lionel Hampton Vocals
Django Reinhardt Guitar
Artie Shaw Clarinet
Muggsy Spanier Cornet
Fats Waller Track Performer
Ruth Etting Track Performer
Quintet of the Hot Club of France Track Performer
Eddie Cantor Track Performer
Maurice Chevalier Track Performer
Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards Track Performer
Tito Schipa Tenor (Vocal)
Gene Austin Track Performer
Harry Barris Vocals
Bix Beiderbecke Cornet
Johnny Mercer Track Performer
Nat Shilkret & His Orchestra Track Performer
Jack Shilkret Piano
Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra Track Performer
Paul Whiteman Orchestra Track Performer
Roy Fox & His Orchestra Track Performer
Victor Young & His Orchestra Track Performer
Mary Lee Vocals
Rosario Bourdon Conductor
Bob McGimsey Human Whistle
Del Staigers Cello
Bunny Bergian Trumpet
Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra Track Performer
Ted Lewis & His Band Track Performer
Leonard Joy & His Orchestra Track Performer
Al Ringer Track Performer
Technical Credits
Walter Donaldson Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Sam M. Lewis Composer
Peter Dempsey Producer
Martin Haskell Remastering
Joe Young Composer
Harold Adamson Composer
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