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Gene Austin

Gene Austin (June 24, 1900 – January 24, 1972) was an American singer and songwriter, one of the first "crooners". His recording of "My Blue Heaven" sold over five million copies and was the largest selling record of all time. His 1920s compositions "When My Sugar Walks Down the Street" and "The Lonesome Road" became pop and jazz standards.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 24th, 1900 (Gainesville), Died January 24th, 1972 (Palm Springs)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1924 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor vocal, songwriter, lyricist, composer, piano, vocalist

Notes: Used the pseudonym Bill Collins.

Recordings (Results 226-250 of 260 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Vocalion 13302 10-in. June 1924 Old Liza Jane Uncle "Am" Stuart Fiddle, with banjo and male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Vocalion 13305 10-in. June 1924 Sally Gooden Uncle "Am" Stuart Fiddle (violin) solo, with banjo and male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Vocalion 13313 10-in. June 1924 Cumberland Gap Uncle "Am" Stuart Fiddle (violin) solo, with banjo and male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 63735 10-in. 5/10/1938 Music, paestro, please Gene Austin vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 63736 10-in. 5/10/1938 I'm in a mellow mood Gene Austin vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 69957 10-in. 11/10/1941 If I could be with you one hour tonight Gene Austin vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 69958 10-in. 11/10/1941 Tonight you belong to me Gene Austin vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 69959 10-in. 11/10/1941 Forgive me Gene Austin vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 69960 10-in. 11/10/1941 Carolina moon Gene Austin vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 70730 10-in. 5/11/1942 Yesterday Gene Austin vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 70731 10-in. 5/11/1942 Jeannine (I dream of lilac time) Gene Austin vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 70732 10-in. 5/11/1942 Ramona Gene Austin vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 70733 10-in. 5/11/1942 My blue heaven Gene Austin vocalist, tenor vocal  
Vocalion 136W-138W 10-in. 12/20/1924 When my sugar walks down the street (All the little birdies go tweet, tweet, tweet) Earl and Bell Male vocal duet, with guitar lyricist  
Vocalion 257W-259W 10-in. 1/23/1925 How come you do me like you do? Tennessee Tooters Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Vocalion 410W-412W 10-in. 2/24/1925 Little rosewood casket Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal  
Vocalion 422W-424W 10-in. 2/24/1925 The lightning express Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal  
Vocalion 425W-427W 10-in. 2/24/1925 Rock all our babies to sleep Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal  
Vocalion 428W-429W 10-in. 2/24/1925 Wild Bill Jones Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal  
Vocalion 430W-431W 10-in. 2/24/1925 The letter edged in black Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal  
Vocalion 1133W-1135W 10-in. 8/12/1925 I had a sweet mama Tennessee Tooters Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Decca DLA 447 10-in. 7/21/1936 If I had my way-1 Gene Austin vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca DLA 448 10-in. 7/21/1936 I cried for you Gene Austin vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca DLA 449 10-in. 7/21/1936 I hear you knocking Gene Austin vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca DLA 450 10-in. 7/21/1936 Rootin' tootin' shootin' man from Texas Gene Austin vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 226-250 of 260 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Austin, Gene," accessed January 19, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104682.

Austin, Gene. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 19, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104682.

"Austin, Gene." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 19 January 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104682

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