Grant Clarke

Grant Clarke (May 14, 1891, Akron, Ohio – May 16, 1931, California) was an American songwriter.

Clarke moved to New York City early in his career, where he worked as an actor and a staff writer for comedians. He began working on Tin Pan Alley, where he contributed music to films such as The Jazz Singer (1927), Weary River (1928), On with the Show (1929) and Is Everybody Happy? (1929).

He wrote the lyrics to the show Dixie to Broadway, and also contributed to the 1921 Ziegfeld Follies and Bombo. Later in his career he became a charter member of ASCAP and was successful in the music publishing business.

Clarke was the author of the lyrics to many popular songs of the 1910s and 1920s, working with composers such as George W. Meyer, Harry Akst, James V. Monaco, Al Piantadosi, Fred Fisher, Harry Warren, Arthur Johnston, James Hanley, Lewis F. Muir and Milton Ager.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 14th, 1891 (Akron), Died California

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1911 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter, composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 293 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-10937 10-in. 9/8/1911 Dat's harmony Arthur Collins Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-11596 10-in. 2/15/1912 That Coontown quartette American Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-11906 10-in. 4/23/1912 Ragtime cowboy Joe Bob Roberts Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-11949 10-in. 4/30/1912 Whistle it Ada Jones Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-12628 10-in. 11/19/1912 In banjo land Peerless Quartet ; Fred Van Eps Male vocal quartet, with banjo and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-12987 10-in. 3/12/1913 There's one in a million like you Edna Brown ; James F. Harrison Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-13418 10-in. 6/11/1913 Oh you million dollar doll William J. Halley Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-13560 10-in. 7/10/1913 Salvation Nell Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-13636 10-in. 7/25/1913 When you haven't a beautiful girl Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-13697 10-in. 8/13/1913 Ever since you told me that you loved me Ed Morton Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-13979 10-in. 10/22/1913 There's a girl in Arizona Frank Croxton ; Byron G. Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-14009 10-in. 10/29/1913 Down in Monkeyville Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-14076 10-in. 11/14/1913 He'd have to get under, get out and get under Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-14106 10-in. 11/21/1913 At that bully wooly Wild West show Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-14165 10-in. 12/9/1913 Sit down (You're rocking the boat) Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-14391 10-in. 1/28/1914 On the steps of the great white Capitol (Stood Martha and George) Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-14527 10-in. 3/3/1914 I love the ladies William J. Halley Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-14779 10-in. 4/30/1914 He's a devil in his own home town Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-14781 10-in. 4/30/1914 The 20th century rag Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-14837 10-in. 5/18/1914 All he does is follow them around William J. Halley Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-14912 10-in. 5/28/1914 I love the ladies Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-15035 10-in. 7/2/1914 He'd push it along Elizabeth Murray Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-15049 12-in. 7/9/1914 Broadway favorites Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-15073 10-in. 7/17/1914 I can't believe you really love me (It's like a wonderful dream) Billy Watkins Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-15139 10-in. 8/21/1914 They start the Victrola and go dancing around the floor Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
(Results 1-25 of 293 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Clarke, Grant," accessed October 22, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103128.

Clarke, Grant. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 22, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103128.

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