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 126-150 of 304 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 46725 10-in. 4/19/1916 The Honolulu blues Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 46783 10-in. 5/16/1916 The sweetest melody of all Grace Nash [i.e., Grace Kerns] Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 46787 10-in. 5/17/1916 You're a dangerous girl Al Jolson Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 46978 10-in. 8/22/1916 There's a little bit of bad in every good little girl Irving Kaufman Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 47015 10-in. 9/13/1916 I know I got more than my share Robert Lewis Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 47074 10-in. 10/17/1916 Honolulu, America loves you Knickerbocker Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 47274 10-in. 1/6/1917 There's just a little bit of monkey (Still left in you and me) M. J. O'Connell Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 47388 10-in. 2/24/1917 There's nothing sweeter than a girl from Dixieland Willie Weston Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 77091 10-in. 6/1/1917 I called you my sweetheart Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 77618 10-in. 1/8/1918 I hate to lose you Robert Lewis Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 77676 10-in. 2/18/1918 There'll be a hot time for the old men (while the young men are away) Arthur Fields Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 77777 10-in. 4/20/1918 If he can fight like he can love Farber Sisters Female vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 77868 10-in. 6/3/1918 France, we have not forgotten you Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 77954 10-in. 7/22/1918 Everything is peaches down in Georgia Sterling Trio Male vocal trio, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 78030 10-in. 8/29/1918 You'll find old Dixieland in France Bert Williams Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 78055 10-in. 9/18/1918 In the land of beginning again Reed Miller Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 78075 10-in. 9/25/1918 Some lonesome night Irving Kaufman Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 78108 10-in. 10/10/1918 You'll find old Dixieland in France Van and Schenck Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 78375 10-in. 4/1/1919 Anything is nice if it comes from Dixieland Harry Fox Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 78631 10-in. 9/9/1919 Just for me and Mary Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 78750 10-in. 10/21/1919 Everything is rosy now for Rosie Van and Schenck Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 78770 10-in. 10/29/1919 Honolulu, America loves you Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 78993 10-in. 2/21/1920 Mother's hands Lewis James Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 79017 10-in. 3/3/1920 I'll always keep a corner in my heart for Tennessee Charles Harrison ; Reed Miller Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 79079 10-in. 3/26/1920 Tired of me Lewis James Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
(Results 126-150 of 304 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Clarke, Grant," accessed April 18, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103128.

Clarke, Grant. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 18, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103128.

"Clarke, Grant." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 18 April 2024.

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