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 151-175 of 304 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 79172 10-in. 5/11/1920 I was never nearer heaven in my life Fred Hughes Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 79248 10-in. 6/5/1920 He'd have to get under, get out and get under Frank Crumit Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 79284 10-in. 6/17/1920 Rockabye lullaby mammy Harry Fox Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 79312 10-in. 6/26/1920 I love the land of Old Black Joe Van and Schenck Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 79344 10-in. 7/13/1920 My little bimbo down on the Bamboo Isle Frank Crumit Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 79428 10-in. 9/22/1920 I'll still remember when you forget Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 79453 10-in. 10/6/1920 I wish that I'd been born in Borneo Frank Crumit Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 79531 10-in. 11/22/1920 Rosie Frank Crumit Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 80212 10-in. 2/21/1922 Ha! Ha! Ha! Frank Crumit Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 80232 10-in. 3/10/1922 Oogie oogie wa wa Al Jolson Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 80278 10-in. 4/5/1922 Maybe you think you're fooling baby Marion Harris Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 80439 10-in. 7/5/1922 Oh! Is she dumb Eddie Cantor Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 80616 10-in. 10/17/1922 He loves it Frank Crumit Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 80627 10-in. 10/27/1922 Blue Dolly Kay Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 80637 10-in. 10/30/1922 He loves it Eddie Cantor Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 81563 10-in. 2/14/1924 So this is Venice! Ernest Hare ; Billy Jones Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 81575 10-in. 2/19/1924 Home in Pasadena Vernon Dalhart ; Ed Smalle Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 81809 10-in. 6/5/1924 Oh! Eva Ferera's Novelty Trio ; Billy Jones Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 49343 12-in. 3/14/1918 Regretful blues Nora Bayes Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 49435 12-in. 5/25/1918 If he can fight like he can love (Goodnight Germany) Prince's Band Band composer  
Columbia W143192 10-in. 12/17/1926 When they're beautiful they're bound to get by Edith Clifford Female vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 145287 10-in. 12/9/1927 Mother of mine, I still have you Irving Kaufman Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia W146350 10-in. 5/26/1928 Dirty hands! Dirty face! Vaughn De Leath Female vocal solo, with violin, cello, and piano lyricist  
Columbia W147034 10-in. 10/1/1928 Avalon town Clicquot Club Eskimos ; Harry Reser Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W147410 10-in. 12/9/1928 Avalon town Ford and Glenn Male vocal duet, with piano lyricist  
(Results 151-175 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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