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 14, 1891 (Akron), Died May 16, 1931 (California)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1911 - 1949

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter, composer

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Recordings (Results 301-304 of 304 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Edison N-1074 10-in. 8/16/1929 Wouldn't it be wonderful? Lucky Strike Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio lyricist  
Edison N-1081 10-in. 8/21/1929 Gems from On with the show Edison All-Star Ensemble Mixed vocal ensemble, with piano lyricist  
Edison N-1082 10-in. 8/21/1929 Gems from On with the show Edison All-Star Ensemble Mixed vocal ensemble, with piano lyricist  
Arto [Arto Cat 9150A] 10-in. 5/12/1922 Don't feel sorry for me Arthur Fields Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
(Results 301-304 of 304 records)


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