Shilkret was a child prodigy, touring the country with the New York Boys' Orchestra from 7 to 13 as their clarinet soloist. From his late teens to mid-twenties he was a clarinetist the New York Philharmonic, the New York Symphony Orchestra, the Metropolitan Opera House Orchestra, the Russian Symphony Orchestra, Victor Herbert's Orchestra a.o. He was also a rehearsal pianist for Walter Damrosch, playing for stars that included dancer Isadora Duncan. He joined the Foreign Department of the Victor Talking Machine Cy around 1915, and soon was made manager of the department. In 1926 he became "director of light music." He made 1000s of recordings, This lovely record was made in 1930. Vocal by Harold 'Scrappy' Lambert.