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|
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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