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 51-75 of 304 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-23777 10-in. 3/19/1920 I'll always keep a corner in my heart for Tennessee Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-23787 10-in. 3/29/1920 Mother's hands Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with violin and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-23788 10-in. 3/29/1920 My Sahara Rose Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-23795 10-in. 3/31/1920 My Sahara Rose Victor Roberts [i.e., Billy Jones] Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-23999 10-in. 5/6/1920 I love the land of Old Black Joe American Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-24327 10-in. 7/16/1920 Tired of me Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with bells and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-24372 10-in. 8/10/1920 My little bimbo down on the bamboo isle Aileen Stanley Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-24606 10-in. 9/30/1920 You're just a little too late Esther Walker Female vocal solo, with violin and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-24640 10-in. 10/20/1920 Rock-a-bye lullaby mammy Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with oboe solo and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-24956 10-in. 2/21/1921 Rosie (You are working too hard) Victor Roberts [i.e., Billy Jones] Male vocal solo, with xylophone and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-25751 10-in. 11/8/1921 Second hand Rose Fanny Brice Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-26188 10-in. 3/30/1922 Don't feel sorry for me Victor Roberts [i.e., Billy Jones] Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-28451 10-in. 8/29/1923 Dirty hands! Dirty face! Isabelle Patricola Female vocal solo, with violin and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-28584 10-in. 9/21/1923 Dirty hands! Dirty face! Belle Baker Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-29303 10-in. 1/11/1924 So this is Venice! Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and accordion lyricist  
Victor B-29655 10-in. 3/12/1924 Home in Pasadena Billy Murray ; Ed Smalle Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-30050 10-in. 5/6/1924 Oh! Eva (Ain't you coming out to-night?) The Happiness Boys Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-30559 10-in. 8/12/1924 Out of a million, you're the only one Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring ; Tom Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor B-30586 10-in. 8/18/1924 You'll never get to heaven with those eyes Billy Murray ; Aileen Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-30697 10-in. 9/4/1924 Mandy, make up your mind Brox Sisters Female vocal trio, with piano lyricist  
Victor BVE-40560 10-in. 11/9/1927 Mother, I still have you Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor BVE-41070 10-in. 11/28/1927 Mother of mine, I still have you The Silver-Masked Tenor [i.e., Joseph M. White] Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-48743 10-in. 12/13/1928 Avalon town Roy Cropper ; Johnny Hamp ; Kentucky Serenaders Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-49646 10-in. 1/15/1929 Weary river Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-49926 10-in. 2/6/1929 Weary river Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
(Results 51-75 of 304 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Clarke, Grant," accessed April 22, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103128.

Clarke, Grant. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 22, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103128.

"Clarke, Grant." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 22 April 2024.

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