Nat Shilkret played with the top orchestras in New York, including the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. In 1924, he joined Victor as director of the company's light music division, and subsequently founded the Victor Salon Orchestra, sometimes called the Victor Orchestra, and he also led bands with names such as the International Novelty Orchestra, Shilkret's Rhyth-Melodists and the Shilking Orchestra - combining his and Eddie King's, a Victor executive, names. Through his recordings, he became one of the top pop bandleaders of the late '20s and early '30s. Gradually moved into radio and the film industry as a composer - usually credited as Nathaniel Shilkret. Vocalist Welcome Lewis was a popular radio singer of the early 1930s who recorded six solo sides for Victor and sang with Leonard Joy's High Hatters and Nat Shilkret's Orchestra. This excellent recording was made in 1931.