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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 24, 1900 (Gainesville), Died January 24, 1972 (Palm Springs)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1924 - 1949

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

Notes: Used the pseudonym Bill Collins.

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Recordings (Results 226-250 of 264 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Edison 9727 10-in. 9/22/1924 Lonesome road blues Blue Ridge Duo Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter  
Edison 9728 10-in. 9/22/1924 Blue Ridge blues Blue Ridge Duo Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 9729 10-in. 9/22/1924 Turkey in the straw Blue Ridge Duo Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 9730 10-in. 9/23/1924 Little brown jug Blue Ridge Duo Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 9731 10-in. 9/23/1924 You will never miss your mother until she is gone Blue Ridge Duo Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 9732 10-in. 9/23/1924 Arkansas traveler (Breakdown) Blue Ridge Duo Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 9735 10-in. 9/24/1924 Life's railway to heaven Blue Ridge Duo Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 9736 10-in. 9/24/1924 Susie Ann Blue Ridge Duo Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter  
Edison 11479 10-in. 1/28/1927 How'd ya like to meet me in the moonlight? (Aw, come on, let's go) Jack Davis ; Harry Pollock Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Edison 11874 10-in. 9/7/1927 When the moon shines down upon the mountain Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin, banjo, and guitar composer, lyricist  
Gramophone 0EA6390 10-in. 8/28/1938 Lonesome road Fats Waller Pipe organ solo lyricist  
Vocalion 13302 10-in. June 1924 Old Liza Jane Gene Austin ; Uncle "Am" Stuart Fiddle (violin) solo, with piano 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  
(Results 226-250 of 264 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Austin, Gene," accessed May 16, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104682.

Austin, Gene. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 16, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104682.

"Austin, Gene." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 16 May 2022.

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

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