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 101-125 of 304 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 19974 10-in. 6/19/1912 Ragtime Cowboy Joe Ed Morton Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 19980 10-in. 6/20/1912 Ragtime Cowboy Joe Bob Roberts Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 38881 10-in. 5/24/1913 There's one in a million like you Peerless Quartet ; Manuel Romain Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 38948 10-in. 7/15/1913 Salvation Nell Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 39018 10-in. 9/16/1913 Oh you million dollar doll Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 39037 10-in. 10/10/1913 Down in Monkeyville Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 39106 10-in. 11/20/1913 He'd have to get under, get out and get under William J. Halley Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 39152 10-in. 12/17/1913 Sit down, you're rocking the boat William J. Halley Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 39248 10-in. 2/17/1914 I love the ladies Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 39288 10-in. 3/18/1914 He's a devil in his own home town Ed Morton Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 39300 10-in. 3/25/1914 He'd push it along William J. Halley Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 39339 10-in. 4/24/1914 Do they love it William J. Halley Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 39397 10-in. 5/22/1914 All he does is follow them around William J. Halley Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 39561 10-in. 9/12/1914 Along the Yukon Trail J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 39567 10-in. 9/19/1914 Back to the Carolina you love Al Jolson Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 39695 10-in. 12/15/1914 Winter nights Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 39781 10-in. 1/19/1915 Good-bye, Virginia Samuel Ash Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 39797 10-in. 1/26/1915 He comes up smiling Arthur Fields Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 39974 10-in. 3/22/1915 I want to be there Will C. Robbins Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 45867 10-in. 7/19/1915 When you're in love with someone who is not in love with you Henry Burr ; Miriam Clark [i.e., Grace Kerns] Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 45870 10-in. 7/20/1915 All I can do is just love you Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 46049 10-in. 9/23/1915 Beatrice Fairfax, tell me what to do Dan W. Quinn Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 46192 10-in. 11/10/1915 I was never nearer heaven in my life Samuel Ash Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 46357 10-in. 1/20/1916 You can't get along with 'em or without 'em Anna Chandler Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 46463 10-in. 2/28/1916 Now he's got a beautiful girl Al Jolson Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
(Results 101-125 of 304 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Clarke, Grant," accessed April 17, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103128.

Clarke, Grant. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 17, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103128.

"Clarke, Grant." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 17 April 2024.

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