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 176-200 of 304 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 147861 10-in. 1/18/1929 Avalon town Arthur Ross and his Westerners ; Tom Frawley Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W147866 10-in. 1/18/1929 Weary river Jan Garber Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 147911 10-in. 2/1/1929 Weary river Golden Gate Orchestra [California Ramblers] ; John Ryan Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia [W]147954 10-in. 2/11/1929 Weary river Jack Miller ; New England Yankees [Selvin's Orchestra] Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Columbia W147967 10-in. 2/19/1929 Weary river Goodrich Silvertown Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano lyricist  
Columbia W148531 10-in. 5/14/1929 Birmingham Bertha Ethel Waters Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia W148532 10-in. 5/14/1929 Am I blue? Ethel Waters Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia W148560 10-in. 5/26/1929 I'm the medicine man for the blues Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W148561 10-in. 5/26/1929 Wouldn't it be wonderful? Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W148567 10-in. 5/30/1929 New Orleans Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W148576 10-in. 6/4/1929 Samoa Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 148607 10-in. 5/21/1929 Birmingham Bertha George Kay ; Original Indiana Five ; Tom Morton Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with jazz/dance quintet and male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 148630 10-in. 5/27/1929 Am I blue? Golden Gate Orchestra [California Ramblers] ; Marvin Young [Irving Kaufman] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 148631 10-in. 5/27/1929 Wishing and waiting for love Golden Gate Orchestra [California Ramblers] ; Marvin Young [Irving Kaufman] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia [W]148647 10-in. 5/31/1929 Am I blue? Annette Hanshaw ; The New Englanders Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Columbia 148651 10-in. 6/3/1929 Let me have my dreams Bar Harbor Society Orchestra [Selvin's Orchestra] ; Arthur Seelig Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 148682 10-in. 6/11/1929 I'm the medicine man for the blues Jerome Conrad Orchestra ; Marvin Young [Irving Kaufman] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 148683 10-in. 6/11/1929 Wouldn't it be wonderful? Jerome Conrad Orchestra ; Marvin Young [Irving Kaufman] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W148693 10-in. 6/12/1929 Wishing and waiting for love Fred Rich Orchestra ; The Rollickers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet lyricist  
Columbia W148788 10-in. 7/5/1929 Am I blue? Ben Selvin and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W149132 10-in. 10/11/1929 My strongest weakness is you Ipana Troubadours ; Sam Lanin Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W149696 10-in. 12/6/1929 The sacred flame James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia [W]150507 10-in. 4/29/1930 Nobody cares if I'm blue Frank Auburn and his Orchestra [Lloyd Keating and his Music] ; Robert Wood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W150624 10-in. 7/7/1930 Nobody cares if I'm blue Blue Grass Boys ; Lee Morse Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Columbia [W]150652 10-in. 7/21/1930 Nobody cares if I'm blue Gay Ellis Female vocal solo lyricist  
(Results 176-200 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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103128

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