b. 1910 d. 1987
Am oustanding mouth organ player from Aberdeenshire who recorded extensively for the Beltona label between 1929 and 1939.
There is an excellent article on Davidson here:
and more information here:
Born in the Scottish town of Ballater in 1910, Donald Davidson played harmonica from a very early age. By the late 1920s, Davidson was broadcasting regularly on the Aberdeen radio station 2BD and was heard by a talent scout who signed him up for Beltona Records. Over the next decade, he recorded about 40 sides for Beltona, … interestingly, they were performed on a chromatic tremolo harmonica he built himself, something his record company felt obliged to bring to their customers’ attention.
Marquis of Huntly’s Highland Fling
Monymusk / Deil among the Tailors
Scottish traditional music played on harmonica by Donald Davidson. From 78 rpm disk Beltona 1497 M12490.
From 78 rpm disk Beltona 1497 M12498.
Stirling Castle / Soldiers’ Joy
From 78 rpm disk Beltona Beltona 1501 M12495.