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Nat Shilkret

Nat Shilkret
Aliases
All Star Orchestra
International Concert Orchestra
International Novelty Orchestra
Shilkret's Rhyth-Melodists
Victor Salon Orchestra
Real name
Naftule Schüldkraut
Born
December 25, 1889
Died
February 18, 1982
Country
United States
IPI
00028553576
Comments
Clarinetist and pianist, composer and bandleader. He was also an important executive in the early music business, starting with the Victor Talking Machine Company in 1915. He was an earlier radio star, broadcasting over 3000 times between 1925 and 1941, and wrote film scores starting in 1935.

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Originals

Title Performer Release date Covered by
1923 (54 artists)
January 1924 (11 artists)
May 1927 (8 artists)
1927 (4 artists)
1928 (16 artists)

Covers by Nat Shilkret

Title Performer Release date Originally by
1921 Elin Linnander-Lejdström
1921 Oscar Bergström
August 1922 (unknown)
1922 Bohéme-Tanz-Orchester
March 1923 Sebastián Yradier
March 1923 (unknown)
December 1924 The Peerless Quartet
1925 Ella Shields
1925 L'Orchestre du Moulin Rouge
Covered by Billy Murray
December 1926 Marie Saxon, Jack Whiting and Chorus
1926 (unknown)
1926 (unknown)
July 1927 Jack Smith [US1]
1927 Lou Gold & His Orchestra
1927 Spanish Dance Orchestra
1927 (unknown)
1927 Court Symphony Orchestra
1927 Robert Halliday
1927 Robert Halliday, Vivienne Segal
1927 (unknown)
1927 C. Richard Tauber
August 17, 1928 (unknown)
August 1928 Paul Johnson and His 4 Hawaiians
September 1928 Gene Austin
November 1928 Al Jolson
I Can't Give You Anything but Love (Baby) Shilkret's Rhyth-Melodists December 1928 Unverified
1928 Douglas Richardson
1928 (unknown)
1928 Ipana Troubadors
1928 (unknown), (unknown), (unknown), (unknown)
1928 (unknown), (unknown), (unknown), Victor Mixed Chorus, (unknown), (unknown)
1928 Adele Astaire
1928 Lottie Gilson
April 1929 Earl Burtnett and His Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel Orchestra
April 1929 Earl Burtnett and His Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel Orchestra
August 30, 1929 Ted Lewis and His Band
August 30, 1929 Ted Lewis and His Band
August 1929 Ethel Waters
January 1930 Rita Montaner
February 1930 (unknown)
February 1930 (unknown)
1930 Regent Club Orchestra
Dancing in the Dark Victor Salon Orchestra 1931 Unverified
1932 Raúl Roulien
1932 Casa Loma Orchestra
1936 Will Oakland
1937 Peggy Wood, Charles Purcell
1938 Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra, Allan Jones & Jeanette MacDonald
September 1940 Dajos Béla
September 1940 (unknown)

Songs written by Nat Shilkret

Original songs

Title Written by Originally by Original date Covered by
The Lonesome Road Gene Austin, Nat Shilkret Gene Austin February 1928 Covered by (87 artists)
Jeannine, I Dream of Lilac Time Nat Shilkret, L. Wolfe Gilbert Gene Austin 1928 Covered by (16 artists)

Releases

Singles

Title Performer Release date Label
Ack, Vermeland, du sköna Gustaf Holmquist - Nat Shilkret 1921 Victor
Parade of the Wooden Soldiers International Novelty Orchestra August 1922 Victor
Im Hotel zur Nachtigall Ivan Frank mit Orchesterbegleitung 1922 Vox [DE]
Swanee River Moon International Novelty Orchestra 1922 Victor
La Paloma International Novelty Orchestra March 1923 Victor
Oh Susanna - Southern Melodies Hugo Frey and The Great White Way Orchestra - The Troubadours October 1923 Victor
Mexicali Rose International Novelty Orchestra 1923 Victor [CA]
Rosita International Novelty Orchestra January 1924 Victor
Let Me Call You Sweetheart International Novelty Orchestra December 1924 Victor
O, Katharina! International Novelty Orchestra 1925 Victor
Show Me the Way to Go Home International Novelty Orchestra 1925 Victor
All Alone Monday - That Night in Araby Nat Shilkret and The Victor Orchestra - Edwin J. McEnelly's Orchestra December 1926 Victor
The Skaters International Concert Orchestra 1926 Victor
Everythings Made for Love - Forgive Me Whiteman's Orchestra - Nat Shilkret and The Victor Orchestra May 1927 Victor
Me and My Shadow - I'm Gonna Meet My Sweetie Now Nat Shilkret and The Victor Orchestra - Jean Goldkette and His Orchestra July 1927 Victor
Amapola - Who'll Buy My Violets International Novelty Orchestra 1927 Victor
In a Chinese Temple Garden International Concert Orchestra 1927 His Master's Voice
Look Up And Smile Nat Shilkret and The Victor Orchestra 1927 Victor
The Desert Song Nat Shilkret and The Victor Orchestra 1927 Victor
The Riff Song Nat Shilkret and The Victor Orchestra 1927 Victor
What Do We Do on a Dew-Dew-Dewy Day - Is It Possible? (That She Loves Me) Nat Shilkret and The Victor Orchestra - Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders 1927 Victor
Dusky Stevedore Nat Shilkret and The Victor Orchestra August 17, 1928 Victor
That's My Weakness Now Nat Shilkret and The Victor Orchestra August 1928 Victor
Jeannine, I Dream of Lilac Time Nat Shilkret and The Victor Orchestra September 1928 Victor
There's a Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder All Star Orchestra November 1928 Victor
Chlo-e (Song of the Swamp) Shilkret's Rhyth-Melodists 1928 Victor
Just Imagine - Wear Your Sunday Smile Jean Goldkette - Nat Shilkret 1928 His Master's Voice
Moonlight Madness Nat Shilkret and The Victor Orchestra 1928 Victor
Open Thy Lattice, Love Victor Salon Orchestra 1928 Victor Red Seal Record
The Man I Love Victor Salon Orchestra 1928 Victor
There's a Cradle in Carolina - The Song Is Ended (But the Memory Lingers On) Nat Shilkret and the Victor Orchestra - George Olsen and His Music 1928 Victor
The Sidewalks of New York Nat Shilkret and The Victor Orchestra 1928 Victor
You Were Meant for Me Nat Shilkret and The Victor Orchestra April 1929 Victor
I'm the Medicine Man for the Blues Nat Shilkret and The Victor Orchestra August 30, 1929 Victor
Am I Blue? Nat Shilkret and The Victor Orchestra August 1929 Victor
Singin' in the Rain - Your Mother and Mine Gus Arnheim and His Orchestra - Nat Shilkret and The Victor Orchestra August 1929 Victor
How About Me? - Sweet Dreams Waring's Pennsylvanians - Nat Shilkret & the Victor Orchestra 1929 Victor
Canto Siboney Nat Shilkret and The Victor Orchestra January 1930 Victor
Carmen Sylva International Novelty Orchestra February 1930 His Master's Voice
My Fate Is in Your Hands - Melancholy Nat Shilkret and The Victor Orchestra - Horace Heidt and His Orchestra February 1930 Victor
Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder for Somebody Else - Dancing with Tears in My Eyes Bernie Cummins and His New Yorker Hotel Orchestra - Nat Shilkret and The Victor Orchestra 1930 Victor
A Cottage for Sale - Gone Bernie Cummins New Yorker Orchestra - Nat Shilkret and His Orchestra 1930 Victor
Delishious Nat Shilkret and The Victor Orchestra 1932 Victor
The Wooden Soldier and the China Doll Nat Shilkret and The Victor Orchestra 1932 Victor
Will You Remember? Jeannette MacDonald - Nelson Eddy with Nathaniel Shilkret & Orchestra 1937 RCA Victor Red Seal
The Donkey Serenade Allan Jones with Orchestra conducted by Nathaniel Shilkret 1938 RCA Victor Red Seal
Waltz Serenade Salon Orchestra conducted by Nathaniel Shilkret September 1940 His Master's Voice

Performances also appear on

Title Performer Release date Label
Muddy Water Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra 1927 Victor
Mother Machree Richard Crooks 1936 Victor Red Seal Record