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 26-50 of 304 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-15272 10-in. 10/9/1914 Back to the Carolina you love Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-15862 10-in. 4/7/1915 I want to be there Herbert Stuart Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-16333 10-in. 8/9/1915 When you're in love with someone who is not in love with you Charles Harrison Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-16737 10-in. 11/2/1915 All I can do is just love you Irving Kaufman Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-16746 10-in. 11/4/1915 What's the use of going home (When there's nobody there to love) Irving Kaufman ; Billy Murray Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-16793 10-in. 11/18/1915 Beatrice Fairfax, tell me what to do Ada Jones Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-17015 10-in. 1/17/1916 You can't get along when you're with 'em or without 'em Dan W. Quinn Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-17298 10-in. 3/13/1916 You can't get along with 'em or without 'em Billy Murray Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-17542 10-in. 4/27/1916 The Honolulu blues Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with mandolin and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-17843 10-in. 6/12/1916 You're a dangerous girl Avon Comedy Four Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-18324 10-in. 9/5/1916 There's a little bit of bad in every good little girl Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-18327 10-in. 9/7/1916 I know I got more than my share John H. Meyer ; M. J. O'Connell Male vocal duet, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor B-18555 10-in. 10/17/1916 I know I got more than my share Irving Kaufman Male vocal solo, with celeste and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-18559 10-in. 10/18/1916 Honolulu, America loves you American Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-19102 12-in. 1/18/1917 Honolulu, America loves you Victor Military Band Band songwriter  
Victor B-19513 10-in. 3/26/1917 I called you my sweetheart James F. Harrison Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-21464 10-in. 2/21/1918 I hate to lose you Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-21993 10-in. 6/18/1918 France (We have not forgotten you) Lambert Murphy Male vocal solo, with violin duet and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-22176 10-in. 7/25/1918 Everything is peaches down in Georgia American Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-22222 10-in. 9/5/1918 You'll find old Dixieland in France Arthur Fields Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-22493 10-in. 12/31/1918 In the land of beginning again (Where broken dreams come true) Charles Harrison Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-22666 10-in. 3/31/1919 Anything is nice if it comes from Dixieland American Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-23111 10-in. 8/6/1919 Regretful blues Marion Harris Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-23146 10-in. 9/10/1919 Just for me and Mary ('Twas a beautiful wedding day) Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with celeste and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-23484 10-in. 11/20/1919 I'll dance my way right back to Dixieland Esther Walker Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
(Results 26-50 of 304 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Clarke, Grant," accessed April 15, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103128.

Clarke, Grant. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 15, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103128.

"Clarke, Grant." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 15 April 2024.

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